Tool System Reduces Downtime

Auto Fast Change offers an efficient quick-change tooling solution for Swiss-style machines.

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Arno Werkzeuge USA’s Auto Fast Change (AFC) tool system for Swiss-style machining is said to provide faster setups and reduce the downtime with in-process tool changes. According to the company, it also eliminates the need for external plumbing to facilitate cooling and minimizes problems created by excess chips and debris mixed with coolant inside the machine The system comes pre-configured with built-in through-coolant capabilities. It has five inlets for porting the coolant on the tool-holder block, which operators use to direct coolant flow.

The AFC system includes a two-piece, universal toolholder mounted inside the machine. A separate quick-change toolholder slides into the end of the stationary block and locks into place by giving two screws a quarter-turn each.