Sandvik Coromant enhances turning tool holders
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Coroturn HP turning tool holders
Sandvik Coromant has extended its Coroturn HP range of turning tool holders with an integrated high-pressure delivery capability.
The coolant jets of Coroturn HP improve machining performance by delivering cutting fluid at the precise point of cut, thereby removing heat more efficiently and reducing the subsequent problems of accelerated wear, according to the company.
The technology also helps to eliminate the re-machining of chips by keeping the cutting zone free of removed material, thus reducing the potential for component damage and permitting the scheduling of unmanned operations.
This is particularly relevant when using multi-task turn-mill centres, where chips gathering around the tool cause automatic tool change problems.
Negative-style inserts are often preferred when machining difficult materials such as heat-resistant super alloys (HRSAs), titanium and stainless steel.
Indexable tool-holding technology featuring integrated high-pressure coolant delivery could help machine shops improve chip breaking, tool life and/or cutting data.
Sandvik Coromant's current tool-holder programme has now been increased with the introduction of a further 38 tool holders in C5, C6 and C8 Coromant Capto coupling sizes, which are designed to accommodate negative inserts in C, S and D styles.
According to the company, the new tool holders can offer up to a 20 per cent increase in cutting speed when roughing difficult materials and up to 50 per cent more tool life when roughing or finishing challenging workpiece materials.
When combined with the quick-change Coromant Capto system, the Coroturn HP coolant system harnesses a high-pressure capability of up to 80bar in turning centres, vertical turning lathes and multi-task machines.
Sandvik Coromant has introduced a vibration damper that helps to maintain stable production during deep-hole machining (DHM) operations and to support increased machine tool utilisation.
Sandvik Coromant is offering an online tool recommendation service for production engineers looking to improve efficiency and agility in parting and grooving machining operations. Known as First Choice, the free e-service is part of the company’s strategy of combining the latest technologies with improved levels of support in order to deliver advanced parting and grooving solutions.
On 16–19 March in Sandviken, Sweden, Sandvik Coromant successfully hosted the first-ever Gear Summit. Twenty-five of the world-leading decision-makers and experts from the gear industry were invited to discuss the common challenges and the future of gear manufacturing.
SpiroGrooving — a method for seal ring grooves developed by Sandvik Coromant — is designed to ensure the high output of quality components and to meet tough security demands. Used with the CoroBore XL system, it utilises a spirograph toolpath to create close-tolerance seal ring grooves in a secure and productive way.
Sandvik Coromant is planning to highlight recent innovations developed with its technology partner Mitis at JEC Europe, which is due to take place on 10–12 March 2015. In addition, visitors to the show on 10 March are invited to attend a free presentation on the subject of vibration-assisted drilling in the Agora area at 11:00.