| The PRECI-FLEX tooling system that EXSYS Tool designed specifically for Mazak machines. |
In the effort to save time and money for machine shops, EXSYS Tool Inc. reports it has developed rotary and static tool holding concepts specifically for Mazak Corp. turning centers. The concepts streamline machine operations by using its PRECI-FLEX tooling products.
The heavy-duty concepts (CAT 40-taper and standard ER collet) are configured specifically for Mazak horizontal CNC lathes. The different models for which EXSYS supports tooling solutions include the Mazak QUICK TURN NEXUS 200/250/300/350/400/450 machines and previous SQT 15/18/200/250 M-MS/28 M-MS. EXSYS Tool offers the H and V-type drill/mill heads with standard ER32 collet, ER40 collet, and CAT40 capability.
EXSYS Tool states that its PRECI-FLEX is the first commercially available tooling system with a single base holder and multiple tooling adapters that uses the ER collet pocket, making lathe tooling changeovers quick, accurate, and cost-effective. The product’s compact design ensures maximum torque transmission and rigidity, resulting in increased machining accuracy and improved productivity. Additionally, the modular system’s conical and flat face planar interface allows the use of either an adapter or a standard ER collet, and enables collets, endmill holders, expanding collet chucks and shrinks fit tooling to be mounted on a single base holder.
The PRECI-FLEX system’s Adapter collet chuck features an inside nut that enables operators to use the adapter to make the collet pocket smaller. Then, the adapter can clamp onto the endmill while remaining compact during machining. The chuck also allows the adapter to be utilized as a pre-settable option offline to increase set-up capability.
PRECI-FLEX provides unsurpassed repeatability, with every toolholder offering repeatability within 10 microns. The system also virtually eliminates machine downtime, and allows tooling adapters to be interchanged between fixed and rotary base holders for fast, economical machining.