Command Tooling Systems/EWS
Command Tooling Systems/EWS
13931 Sunfish Lake Blvd.
Ramsey, MN 55303 US
World-Class Tooling & Holemaking Solutions for Precision Machining
Command Performance Our business is tooling solutions for precision machining . . . You can look to Command for all your toolholding and boring applications. Our expertise at problem solving has made us #1. Command provides the best in product, service, availability, and value. Representatives are located throughout North America to provide toolholder selection, custom toolholder design assistance, installation and training. Standard product is in stock for immediate delivery. We provide rapid turnaround on custom orders. Whatever it takes . . . we'll get you there.
Command Tooling Systems has announced the release of a new line of DR (ER) 32 "Shorty" Collet Chucks for tool shank diameters from .079 to .787". Because of their extremely short projection, users can maximize work piece size. Tests have shown an increase in machining parameters (feeds & speeds) of almost three times over conventional collet chucks. The new "Shorty" Collet Chucks are available in 40 V and 50 V styles to the ANSI V and 40 BT. The units feature a near flush collet nut that virtually eliminates tool overhang, improving accuracy while greatly enhancing tool rigidity. Collet pockets are concentric to the spindle taper to .0002" TIR precisely placing tool on spindle centerline. Taper tolerances are AT3 or better. " 'Shorty' Collet Chucks have a recessed nosepiece design resulting in the shortest possible gage length on the market today", said Command's Director of Engineering, Dennis King. "This makes the 'Shorty' ideal for small vertical machining centers and multiplex turning machines." Command Tooling Systems is the technology leader in toolholder manufacturing for high-precision machining operations serving many industries, including automotive, aerospace, computer, defense, electronic, job shop and medical equipment. Command® is committed to providing tooling solutions of the highest quality, with immediate availability.
Command Tooling Systems has expanded its offering of the successful Thermolock® toolholders by offering more than 60 new small-sized holders designed for tools down to 1/8” and metric sizes down to 3mm. The company also announced new Thermolock® extensions ideal for small diameter tools that expand the functionality of larger toolholders. The new Thermolock toolholders and extensions meet the growing demand for high-speed tools in smaller sizes, designed to enhance quality and throughput in high-production environments. The new toolholders incorporate industry proven Shrinker® technology, offering excellent clamping characteristics and balance repeatability. “This expanded selection of Thermolock toolholders are ideal for carbide tools and high-speed die & mold applications, providing exceptional surface finishes, superior cut duplication and extended tool life,” stated Dennis King, Director of Engineering. “And the Thermolock extensions not only extend tools for difficult to reach areas, but also expand the range of larger holders and existing machine centers to utilize smaller tools,” King added. The Thermolock system offers superior runout for increased tool life and improved surface finish. Easier changeover and faster setup increases spindle uptime and throughput, along with faster cycle times and reduced scrap rates. Thermolock has no moving parts, set screws, collets or nosepieces, yet provides excellent 360-degree concentric clamping force and the highest degree of balance available. The enclosed design makes Thermolock components virtually maintenance-free- resistant to dirt, chips and coolant. All Thermolock toolholders are ready for through-spindle coolant delivery, with through-flange or surround coolant optional. V-Flange, HSK40, HSK50, and HSK63 styles available in sizes ranging from .125”-1.250” and metric sizes 3mm-32mm. BT-Flange and HSK100 styles available in sizes down to .313” and metric sizes down to 8mm. Command Tooling Systems is the technology leader in toolholder manufacturing for high-precision machining operations serving many industries, including automotive, aerospace, computer, defense, electronic, job shop and medical equipment. Since forming a relationship with URMA AG Werkzeug of Rupperswil, Switzerland in 1988, Command has marketed URMA modular boring tools in North America. Command stocks a full range of toolholders, inserts, and components to optimize boring productivity. For more information or to request a quote on Thermolock toolholders, extensions or other Command tooling products, contact: Command Tooling Systems; 13931 Sunfish Lake Blvd.: Ramsey, MN 55303 Ph: 763.576.6910/ 800.328.2197 Fax: 763.576.6911/800.555.7694 © 2005 Command Tooling Systems, LLC Shrinker® is a registered trademark of Tooling Innovations, Dana Point, CA
Driven Tools for Swiss Machines
Command Tooling offers a line of high-quality, durable, driven tools for Swiss machines that are designed for final assembly run-out better than 2.5 microns.
Driven Tools for Swiss Machines
Command Tooling Systems driven tools for Swiss machines are equipped with a labyrinth seal that shields internal components from contaminants during operation. The driven tools will be on display at IMTS 2012.
Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...
Cut ID Polygons On A CNC Lathe
EWS Multiform is an addition to the company’s standard line of driven tools for CNC lathes.
Product Lines Feature Quick-Change System
The EWS driven tool and static toolholder lines are available in both VDI and BMT styles. Within the product lines is the company’s Varia system, which is a quick-change system with a simplified, single clamping point connection system available for driven, static and special application EWS products. According to
Re-Designing The Reamer
This reaming system uses a multiple-cutting-edge, solid carbide cutting disc that can be changed as easily as an end mill's insert.
Toolholders Fuel Setup Time Reduction
This Indiana shop has been a precision automotive parts supplier to Honda America since it began operations in 1988. Among its precision machined products are fuel intake manifolds for Honda Civics, Accords and V6 sport utility vehicles. IPT produces 4,000 of these manifolds in a 24-hour workday, die casts these manifolds and does all finish machining and testing in-house.
Boosting Machine Output While Using Fewer Toolholders
Toolholder distortion can impede machining operations, especially if the toolholder walls collapse during high speed operation. All sorts of problems can result, from cutting tool breakage and loss of the machined parts to costly damage of the machine spindle and drawbar.
Toolholder Selection Makes A Difference For Large Part Machining Operations
Machining very large cast iron parts often requires large amounts of material removal using wide cuts and deep bores, so the speeds seldom exceed 5,000 rpm.
Four Toolholder Quality Factors
Toolholders are a critical link between the machine tool and the workpiece. This article looks at four fundamental toolholder manufacturing parameters that precision metalcutting shops need to consider when tooling for a job.
Big Boring On Smaller Machines
This modular boring system lets you bore holes up to eight inches in diameter on machining centers with 40-taper spindles.