Getting a Better Grip on Toolholding Systems

This precision machine shop discovered the many ways that balancing and heat shrinking their toolholders gives them repeatable and predictive results in machining aluminum components for aircraft.
Collets: Articles

Shaving More Seconds Off Quick Changeover

Using the BENZ Solidfix system, operators no longer have to remove the main tooling unit itself. Instead, they only change the adapter that holds the pre-measured tool. Setups can be changed in less than 15 seconds without using any special tools. The shop also doesn’t have to carry as many expensive live tools because all they need are the quick change adapters.
Take a look at how this job shop uses a highly versatile modular quick change collet system to perform setups and changeovers in speeds of 15 seconds or less.

S-Pads Replace Collets in Multi-Spindle Shops

S-pads from Hardinge are much faster to change than collets from job-to-job and can be shared between many brands of machines, whether the master collet is mounted directly in a machine spindle (single or multiple), in a collet adaptation chuck, or in a collet block.

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Collets: Industry News

Haimer USA Appoints National Sales Manager

Steven Baier now leads their sales team.

Two New VPs at Haimer USA

Drew Strauchen is the new vice president in charge of marketing and business development at Haimer USA.
Drew Strauchen takes over marketing and business development, and Robert Bied is now in charge of product management for North America.

KOMET and SCHUNK Hold Joint Distributor Event

All types of workpieces and various materials such as cast iron and aluminum were machined, boasting the depth of KOMET tools as well as the variety of clamping technology available from SCHUNK, offering a wide array of flexibility. 
The five-hour event included demos of SCHUNK workholding and toolholding working together seamlessly with KOMET cutting tools in a machining center on the production floor. 


Collets: Products

Tool Holder Systems for All Applications

The catalog’s Collet Chuck Program Overview section compares all BIG collet chucks in range, taper type and size, plus nut diameter. This allows users to easily narrow down all of their options to the system and series best suited for their specific application. 
This comprehensive 296-page catalog of BIG Daishowa high-precision tool holder systems from BIG Kaiser is a single source for all tool holder needs and is organized by spindle interface for easy browsing and effortless navigation.

Put On Hold

For precise serial production, the ROTA NCO lathe chuck from SCHUNK has the highest clamping force, lowest jaw stroke and lowest height of any chuck in its class, ensuring more space in the engine room, shorter cycle times, and higher versatility.
The increase in higher precision machining is creating demand for stronger, more durable, faster acting, closer tolerance chucks and collets that can grip and hold the parts and the tools being used. Here is a review of some of the latest chuck and collet solutions that meet that demand.

Flexible Collet Chuck Is Ideal for Job Shops

The Mega ER Grip comes in KAISER KAB4, KAB5 and KAB6 connections and adapts to any shank and gauge length with the KAISER modular connection. The clamping diameter available is Ø.075 in though Ø.787 in with the usage of ER16-32 collets.
The Mega ER Grip with the modular KAB connection from BIG Kaiser outperforms other systems in clamping force, concentricity, rigidity and balance at high spindle speeds.