Modern Machine Shop
The A4 turning and grooving system offers the ability to perform grooving and side turning in either direction as well as cutoff operations. The system has an insert holder that features a top guide rail that is locked by the clamp, a 120-degree bottom prism seating surface and a long clamping area. The result, says the company, is stable clamping, making it possible to perform side turning at up to 0.016" per revolution. The system also provides double-edged inserts that can be used for grooving at depths up to five times the groove width, sufficient to handle 80 percent of all grooving operations, the company says.