Turning and Boring Heads Deliver Confident Operations

Seco Tools adds to its line of vibration-damping turning/boring bars and respective heads.

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Seco Tools adds to its Steadyline line of vibration-damping turning/boring bars and respective heads. The additions include 1" (25 mm) diameter bars, GL25 turning heads and 4" (100 mm) diameter bars, along with a range of rough and fine boring heads.

The turning bars use a passive damping system for turning and boring operations for small and large holes as deep as 10 × d. Working with the damping system, the GL heads are said to maximize vibration absorption, enabling the use of extended lengths without tool chatter or work interruptions.

Users can exchange turning and boring tool heads quickly, according to the company, using the company’s GL connection. The connection mounts heads with centering accuracy and repeatability of five microns and 180-degree head orientation capability if required. 

The 1" (25 mm) diameter bars with GL25 workpiece-side connection for 6 × d, 8 × d and 10 × d reaches include carbide-reinforced bars, along with Seco-Capto, HSK-T/A and cylindrical shank machine-side interfaces. The 16 turning heads target applications including general turning, recessing and back boring with DN..11, CC..09, DC..07, DC..11, TC..11 and VB..11 inserts. The larger 4" (100 mm) diameter bars accommodate existing turning heads and incorporate Jetstream Tooling coolant technology through BA-to-GL50 adapters. Boring heads with BA060 and BA080 machine-side connections enable rough and fine boring at diameters ranging from 2.6" to 4.53" (66 mm to 115 mm).