Toolholders

The Toolholder is the essential connection between the machining center and the cutting tool. The toolholder fits into and is secured by the machining center’s spindle, and in turn secures the cutting tool such as a drill or end mill by clamping onto its shank. The taper of the toolholder matches the toolholder interface of the particular spindle. Toolholder tapers are often conical, including CAT and BT taper specifications. A different kind of taper, HSK, is not tapered at all, but instead includes a variety of flanges for securely locking the toolholder in place. Toolholders use different mechanisms for clamping the tool including set screw, collet, hydraulic compression and shrink-fit.

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Metav 2018 was about Industry 4.0, automation, digitalization and data-driven manufacturing.

How Intelligent Clamping Technology Can Contribute to Process-Flow Optimization

Germany’s Metav 2018 trade fair presented various hands-on solutions in regard to Industry 4.0, automation, digitalization and data-driven manufacturing. One topic that stood out was intelligent clamping technology with integrated measurement capabilities to generate data to optimize machining processes.

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Spindle power and shrink-fit toolholding are two assets this shop seeks to use to the extremes of their capabilities.

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