The Tool Dynamic TD 2010 Automatic provides automated tool balancing that eliminates the need for operators to go to a separate drilling machine, the company says. Designed to make balancing operations quick, simple and efficient, the unit is said to eliminate errors caused by incorrect toolholder marking or inadvertently incorrect drilling depths.
The vertical, CNC-based balancing machine features a four-axis operation unit and a Siemens 840 DSL CNC. It measures tool imbalance and removes it via drilling, milling or grinding out material in one or two planes. After measuring the imbalance, the software calculates how deep the machine must drill, mill or grind to compensate. The balancing spindle turns into the correct position before the integrated CNC unit moves to the preselected balancing plane and automatically removes the appropriate amount of material. According to the company, the machine’s exhaust system cleanly removes chips, and the unbalance is compensated in less than 1 min.