Super-Slim Toolholder Enables Deep Clearance
Big Kaiser has released the HDC Straight Shank slim toolholder, designed to reach into confined areas.
Big Kaiser has released the HDC Straight Shank toolholder. The slim design provides improved balance and concentricity in addition to enabling it to reach into confined areas. The holders can be clamped into other base holders to extend overall reach of the tool assembly and avoid the need for special tools. The slim nose design provides the necessary clearance for use with deep workpiece access, making it an effective solution for five-axis toolholding requirements.
Hydraulic chucks are suitable for machining processes that require high accuracy, including drills, reamers, ball mills, end mills, diamond reamers and grinding tools. They are effective for high-precision machining in automotive, aerospace, medical, and die and mold.
The tool holders are simple to use, with only one hex key wrench needed to clamp or loosen the cutting tool, making tool changes fast and easy without special equipment. It is designed to achieve 0.00012" total indicator reading at five times diameter. Optional straight collets can also increase the range and versatility of each size.
A tooling system consisting of interchangeable cutting units and standardized locking units has a lot to offer users of CNC machines, whether for turning, milling, or both on a turn mill. These guidelines will help you think clearly about how modular, quick-change tooling can benefit your shop.
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.
Companies concerned about strict quality requirements regularly check toolholder tapers for wear or inaccuracy because these conditions can jeopardize the results of a critical operation. However, a shop can check tapers quickly and reliably with air gages. These devices can be used effectively without special operator training. For measuring taper in a production environment, few other methods can match the speed and performance of air, as multiple-circuit air jets can be placed in very small taper gages.