The Mega Synchro tapping holder compensates for synchronization error during rigid tapping by reducing the thrust load to both the tap and workpiece, improving thread quality and tap life. This is facilitated through a mechanism that absorbs the pitch difference between the tap and synchronous spindle. Capable of supplying coolant through slits to the tap periphery, the holder is available in various lengths and spindle interfaces to suit any company’s needs.
The company also introduces the CKN modular connection. CKN utilizes a high clamping force, three-screw connection between steel connectors and aluminum couplings, which allows for high-torque transmission on large, modular tool assemblies. This system offers weight reductions as much as 50 percent while maintaining the same cutting performance as tool combinations made of steel, the company says. This weight reduction is also said to allow easier handling and to eliminate manual tool changes in many instances. The CKN connection is virtually 100-percent compatible with the existing KAB system.
The company also offers more than 500 Capto tools, including Mega Micro holders, shrink fit holders and extended gage lengths for the Mega N and Mega E series. The existing turning program includes 45-degree, tilt-style approach tools, traditional 90-degree approach tools and standard toolholders such as boring bar and square toolholders. The rotating program includes drill and reamer holders, milling chucks, modular connections and standard toolholders.