Cartridge System Provides The Stability Of An Integral Shank Tool

The MTC Serrated Locking System (SLS) cartridge system from Manchester Tool Company consists of a toolholder and a cartridge, which simplifies the standard multi-component design into one piece. Both the toolholder and the cartridge have serrations or interlocking ridges on the inner sides. These serrations create a tight fit between the cartridge and the toolholder, says the company. Once the toolholder and cartridge are locked together, the system provides stability that is said to be comparable to that of an integral shank tool.

The cartridge accommodates any of the MTC double-ended, double V design inserts. Each insert locks into position with one screw. These components perform cutoff, plunge-and-turn, plunge-and-contour and face grooving operations.