GenSwiss Modular Back Toolholders Suit Swiss-Type Machines
Multidec Back Tool toolholders from GenSwiss enable turning operations to be performed on the subspindle and from an ID tool position on Swiss-type machines. Each holder is center-height adjustable to ±0.20", which is said to be critical for machines without a Y axis. The modular toolholder system features a variety of shanks, spacers and insert modules to suit a variety of machines. The system enables the use of Mutlidec ISO, Top and Cuto 1600 and 3000 series inserts for Swiss-type machining applications.
Toolholders also can be equipped with a Cool-Flex MBK adaptor to provide a coolant delivery system to optimize insert lubrication and cooling and increase cutting tool life.
A system to be marketed in 2015 will apply ultrasonic vibration from within the toolholder to reduce cutting force and improve the performance of the cut.
A seemingly small amount of runout can still be too large for the tool. Reduce this runout, and tool life or productivity may dramatically increase.
Angle heads can enable a three-axis machine tool to be more versatile. That said, this shop explains that there’s more to getting started using them than simply loading them into a machine’s spindle.