ITI Tooling expands its range of Sauter “No Compromise” live tool spindle units for Mori Seiki, CNC lathes and mill/turn machines. Mori Seiki tool spindles are developed to complement the high speed, high-torque tool turrets used on many of the NL, NT, NZ and DuraTurn series machines. These turrets use a high-performance tool drive and transmission that is driven by an integral, direct-drive motor with minimal heat transfer and vibration.
According to the company, the design of the live tool spindle units enhances these turret attributes with standard features such as precision alignment surfaces on the housings for rapid setups and changeovers; high-precision bevel gear drives to reduce heat, noise and vibration; as well as pre-stressed spindle bearings for high speed and high torque cutting operations. Many of the tool spindles have a universal-drive shaft construction for right- and left-hand use and are designed for internal coolant to 1,100 psi to help keep the tools cool and rapidly clear chips from the work zone, the company says.