Shrink Fit Tool Holders
This month, we are relieved to report that most indicators, including our internal ones, say the economic outlook is improving. We are busy at Protomatic Inc., keeping pace with our customers by adding capacity to meet their growing demands. One of the ways we are improving throughput and quality is by using Shrink Fit Tool Holders. This month we are highlighting the benefits of this tool holding technique.
CAT-40 Tool Holder
CAT-40 Shrink Fit Machine
Increasing Tool Life
Shrink Fit Holders Advantages
What this means to our customers
With shrink fit tool holders in place, we have a higher confidence in our "lights out" machining processes which translates into predictable tool life, production levels and shorter delivery schedules. We can also produce parts with greater positional machined accuracy.
As with all technology, sometimes one improvement opens other advantagous doors. For example, we're now able to use equipment from Cool Blast (tm) from Techniks. This equipment improves coolant application for better tool life, surface finish and product quality.
Another new, but subtle advantage is the ability to use Dual Drive (tm) also from Techniks. This tooling eliminates the gap between the spindle and taper, an area that has always been a source of machining error. Eliminating this gap provides extended rigidity and accuracy. www.techniksusa.com
We're also incorporating HeliTang (tm) from Iscar for roughing. www.iscar.com
In subtle ways like this, our Machinists and Engineers are always focusing on ways to improve our quality and delivery for you.