Tooling System Speeds Change-Overs for Swiss-Type Lathes
IMTS 2018: Goeltenbodt’s pre-settable, quick-changeable and coolant-fed tooling system is designed for Swiss-type automatic lathes.
Goeltenbodt’s presettable, quick-changeable and coolant-fed tooling system is designed for Swiss-type automatic lathes such as Tsugami, Star, Citizen, Hanwha and Gildemeister.
The system is said to provide quick and easy tool change-overs and is presettable with repeatability of 0.0004". Coolant-fed holders with pressure ratings ranging to 1,500 psi are available. The rigid design is said to reduce setup times, provide chatter-free operation and increase tool life.
The system is available for shank holder sizes ranging from 8 mm2 (3/8 in2) up to 16 mm2 (5/8 in2) and is designed to accept cutting tools from any brand.
Hummingbird takes on machining work that is too small for most shops to handle. In fact, Hummingbird tries not to handle it either. To accurately machine the tiniest parts, this shop relies on processes that are as hands-off as possible.
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 seemingly small amount of runout can still be too large for the tool. Reduce this runout, and tool life or productivity may dramatically increase.