IMTS 2012: Modular Toolholding from EXSYS

The PRECI-FLEX is available in a range of sizes for performance consistency with every toolholder, with repeatability within five microns. The system also allows for interchanging of tooling adapters between fixed and rotary base holders.

EXSYS Tool Inc. plans to display several innovative tooling systems for CNC turning centers at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), September 10-15. Included among these are the PRECI-FLEX® modular toolholder system and specialized tooling such as a gear hobbing system as well as Double Square Shank and Quad Square Shank static toolholders.

The PRECI-FLEX toolholder system is a fast, accurate, and cost-effective system for lathe tooling changeovers. The developer calls it the first system of its kind to have a single base holder and multiple tooling adapters that use the ER collet pocket. The PRECI-FLEX's compact design assures maximum torque transmission and rigidity, resulting in increased machining accuracy and improved productivity.

Available in a range of sizes, PRECI-FLEX provides performance consistency, with every toolholder offering repeatability within five microns. The system also virtually eliminates machine downtime, according to the developer, and allows for the interchanging of tooling adapters between fixed and rotary base holders for fast, economical machining.

IMTS attendees will find EXSYS manufactures specialized tooling systems for use with various machine tool models and brands. One such system is a special compact gear hobber system that allows shops to generate splines, spur or helical gears in one operation. As an adjustable toolholding system, it is said to eliminate the necessity of having to rough gears on one machine and then transfer them to another for gear hobbing. Built for heavy machining loads, the gear hobber system delivers 45 Nm of torque and speeds of up to 3,000 rpm for hobs or slotting saws up to 2.48 in. (63 mm) in diameter.

Designed to increase tool turret capacity, the EXSYS Double Square Shank and Quad Square Shank static specialized toolholders allow for having two or four inserts, as opposed to just one, in a single tool turret station. With multiple insert capability, different types of inserts can be located in the same station, saving time and money.

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