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Workholding Collet Changeouts Get Totally Automated

Cutting edge workholding automation technology that incorporates robotic workpiece loading/unloading is creating total machine automation for job shops that opens up wide ranges of application possibilities for ever shorter production runs.
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Collets: Articles

Fulfilling Modern Micromachining Demands on a Legacy Machine

Looking for a creative way to achieve the requested specifications for a potentially lucrative micromachining job without having to invest in a very expensive specialized machine tool? A spindle speeder may be your best – and only – way to secure the deal.

Stick to the Story

Check out how a special dual contact stick turning toolholder developed by Briney Tool Systems eliminated the need for one shop to re-engineer their catalog of lathe stick tools.

How the Right Offline Tool Presetter Affects a Shop

The old saying “it won’t make chips – not worth it” doesn’t apply anymore. Considering the accelerating pace of change in technology and the relentless competition your shop faces, how can you possibly afford not to use a presetter?

Beat the Competition on a Budget with this Entry-Level ‘Automation’

The way we machine parts has changed significantly over the years. Now it’s time to change how we think about workholding too.  

Is BIG-PLUS An International Standard?

Buyer Beware: This system has not been standardized by any governing body. If you purchase cheap dual contact tooling after being told by a supplier that it will work just as good as the original for half the price, you risk unsatisfactory performance and/or damage to very expensive spindles. Here’s why.

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Collets: Industry News

Rego-Fix Opens New Facility in Brazil

Their Sorocaba site will directly serve South American manufacturers that compete in automotive, aerospace, medical/dental and other high precision industries.

REGO-FIX Breaks Ground for New Facility

The new 20,000 sq ft facility will house their sales, distribution and support arms under one roof.

Röhm Expands Regional Sales Team

Al Dopf, Edward Borsos, Jennifer Allison, Jimmy Clark and Rodney Payton now handle sales and service in various regions across North America.

 

Collets: Products

Strong Arm with Machining Units

These machining units from Suhner are used with strong arm robots that perform drilling operations for mild steel.

Universal Hydraulic Toolholder

The TENDO E hydraulic expansion toolholder from SCHUNK works well across applications ranging from rough milling operations, where tool cost reductions up to 40 percent have been achieved, to finish operations such as reaming and fine milling.

IMTS 2016: Tooling & Workholding Systems

Good tooling not only gives new capability to older equipment, it is a key to productivity and cost efficiency on all machine tools. Maximize the investment in your machinery and equipment with the latest tooling technology and state-of-the-art workholding systems that allow minimum setup and machining time.