Wednesday, August 11, 2010
CoolFLEX collet chucks and end mill holders feature a coolant path that can be switched from coolant-through-spindle to DIN style coolant simply by removing two setscrews.
Now you don't have to buy machine-specific toolholders!
This feature can save thousands of dollars when compared to the cost of tooling-up both coolant- through and DIN coolant spindles.
CoolFlex holders are available for CAT40 and CAT50 spindles, in ER collet chuck and End Mill holder styles. The collet chucks are available in sizes in ER16, ER20, ER25, ER32 & ER40 and are balanced to 18,000 RPM. The end mill holder styles range from ID 1/4” to ID 1-1/4” and are balanced to 10,000 RPM.
All CoolFlex holders are factory set for the coolant-through-spindle application and can be changed to DIN style by the user. CoolFlex collet chucks come with Techniks’ “Power Coat” nut that increases clamping power on the tool shank up to 75%.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
DualDRIVE Holders for DUAL-CONTACT
|Improve Rigidity & T.I.R. with Taper AND Flange contact|
DUAL-CONTACT machining means the spindle face contacts the tool holder flange for improved performance. DualDRIVE works with standard and non-standard spindles. Call for details.
Choose from a wide range of DualDRIVE
- ER Collet Chucks,
- End Mill Holders,
- Shrink-Fit Holders, and
- Shell Mill Arbors
- Improves rigidity, reduces vibration - even on standard spindles!
- Increase feed rates up to 20%
- Extend tool life and reduce scrap
- CoolFLEX DIN B coolant feature
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Did you know that there is a torque specification on your collets?
Many people use a cheater bar to tighten down collets believing that the "tighter is better" but that's not always the case. Like all toolholding collets, ER style collets are spring collets with a 30 degree front taper and a 16 degree back taper (a "free releasing 'locking-taper" just like your steep taper toolholder)
When the 16 degree taper "locks" and you continue to over-torque the collet nut, the collet can twist and, under the normal load of cutting conditions, the cutting tool will run-out. Be sure and check out our website and see the torque chart to make sure that you are getting the most tool-life out of your end mills and cutting tools.
|A toolholder set-up fixture that easily mounts |
to your Huot, Lista, or Rousseau Tool Cart
Over-tightening can distort or even crack collets, causing runout problems and premature failure of the collet, nut, tool holder and cutting tool.
Under-tightening can also cause poor cutting performance, or allow cutting tools to fly out of the spindle – a very serious safety hazard.
|TechniksUSA DNA collets: 5 times tool life improvement!|
If you are using carbide drills 6mm and smaller and getting inconsistent tool life, it is more than likely that your collet is the problem. The reason is because standard collets at these drill sizes do not provide consistent T.I.R., so wear is increased. Studies have proven that T.I.R. is a major factor in tool life for small diameter drills. Techniks created DNA Collets to fix this problem and extend the life of small diameter carbide drills.
The unique design of DNA collets provides the customer with consistent T.I.R. readings and accuracy that boost the life of carbide drills. The beauty of this system is that it is used with any standard ER 16 collet chuck.
For more information, or to locate a distributor in your area contact Nick at (800) 597-3921, or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our on-line catalog at www.techniksusa.com
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