Speedgrip gets to grips with the issue of change over time with new Quick Change Adaptor

One of the traditional issues facing operators of CNC lathes, who are involved with smaller batch sizes, is that of change over time of workholding devices. There is the time involved with disassembly, cleaning, checking and reassembly which all adds to significant time delay and subsequent loss in productivity. The need for shorter part runs and just in time manufacturing has exacerbated the need for versatile and quick change over workholding systems with minimal downtime. There are a number of systems currently in the marketplace which offer quick change adaptors and chucks, but the monetary investment required is, in most Read the full article…

Only Reven X-CYCLONE® technology ensures a completely clean, healthy and safe workspace

Whilst many air cleaners may claim to clean the air completely, in reality many are unable to extract the invisible superfine particles constitute the greatest threat to workers heath – mist particles with a diameter below 3-5 μm. These particles can get into the lungs first and then into a person’s blood potentially causing health issues. All Reven Air Separators feature Reven’s patented high-performance X-CYCLONE® separating system. X-CYCLONE® technology, now into its fifth generation, was specifically developed for the separation of air-borne substances including fluid and superfine particles. Measurements by the German based Fraunhofer Institute, prove that Reven Air Separators Read the full article…

Magnetic chucks allow for more machining in the one set-up

When it comes to workholding, any product that can offer productivity gains is certainly welcome news and is one of the primary reasons why magnetic chucks are increasing in popularity. These chucks offer a number of benefits to operators of CNC milling machines. Dimac Tooling, Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of accessories and workholding solutions for CNC milling and CNC turning machine tools is the sole distributor for the Eron range of magnetic chucks. Very few companies in the world today can boast such a rich engineering history as Nabeya Eron. The company was formed in 1560 and were Read the full article…

Clean-Tec provides automatic cleaning of workpieces

Well known German company Lang Technik, is recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of workholding and machine tool automation. Founded in 1982 by Josef Lang, it started off as a contractor for mould-makers and manufacturer of general mechanical components. An important milestone of the company was the market introduction of the first own product in 1997: The Vario-Tec pin system. Since then the company has developed other innovative workholding products including the Grip-Fix, Makro-Grip, and Quick-Point systems. Every month thousands of clamping set-ups are delivered to customers all over the world to help them increase their production efficiency. One Read the full article…

Makro-Grip Technology revolutionises workholding

Any company that is involved with workpiece milling, now has access to Lang Technik’s Makro-Grip technology which provides a workholding solution to almost any clamping requirement from raw material to the finished workpiece. Dimac Tooling, Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of accessories and workholding solutions for CNC milling and CNC turning machine tools, is now the distributor for Lang Technik’s cutting edge innovative products. “We are thrilled to have been appointed Lang Technik’s sole distributor in Australia. This well known German company is recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of workholding and machine tool automation. Every month thousands Read the full article…

New Freddy Micro Plus. Lighter, more mobile, more cost effective

The Freddy Micro Plus is the latest member of the Freddy Coolant Recycling Vacuum family. The new Micro Plus is lighter, more mobile, and more cost-effective offering greater versatility than any other system on the market. The Micro Plus continues on from the very successful Micro which was launched in early 2017. Designed and manufactured in the UK, it is made to the same high standards and specifications that has made the Freddy range a trusted and respected name in coolant recycling. Unlike many alternate systems, the Micro Plus doesn’t use fragile and often unreliable submersible pumps that take up Read the full article…

WTO continues to lead the world in live tool innovation

At the recent EMO show in Hannover, WTO released its new range of smart driven toolholders to complement its existing range of static and driven toolholders. QuickFlex® smart is a new generation of smart driven toolholder featuring an integrated wireless electronic sensor/transmitter unit for monitoring speed, temperature, vibration and runtime. The data is sent securely via Bluetooth to provide Industry 4.0 connectivity. QuickFlex® smart, is built on the successful QuickFlex® quick change system which WTO designed for its comprehensive range of static and driven precision toolholders. QuickFlex® is the perfect combination; an ER collet chuck and quick change system in Read the full article…

New Neidlein Face Drivers offer even more productivity gains

When turning shafts, the common way is to hold one end in a chuck and the other supported by a live centre. However, the issue with this procedure is that a part of the end of the bar remains un-machined. This means that the shaft needs to be removed and turned around to maintain concentricity whilst re-gripping the turned diameter – a time consuming and annoying practice, usually requiring overhead lifting equipment. By using a face driver, either in a chuck, or directly mounted to the spindle nose, the shaft is supported between centres and the shaft is driven by Read the full article…

Case history clearly demonstrates benefits of WTO’s Driven Broaching Unit

As a recognised pioneer and leader in its industry, German manufacturer WTO has always set the benchmark in the design and manufacture of high precision toolholders for CNC Turning and multitasking centres. Their technologically superior products are known for achieving higher productivity and long tool life. One of these products is the state of the art Driven Broaching Unit, which offers economic manufacturing of oriented keyways and splines with CNC Turning Centers. The WTO Driven Broaching Unit can be used for both ID and OD broaching, simply by rotating the insert holder 180 degrees and offers up to 1,000 strokes Read the full article…

Reven XSC 4.0 clears the air more effectively and reduces energy consumption.

Whilst oil mist separators do a great job of removing the coolant mist from the working area of CNC machine tools they often run at full capacity, regardless of the current requirements. This results in high consumption of both energy and coolants. Well known industrial air cleaning manufacturer Reven, now offers a solution to this problem with a new digital power controller, the XSC (X-Cyclone Speed Control). Sensor technology measures the machining environment of the machine tool whilst the intelligent control unit adjusts the suction power continuously via ventilation valves and an optional frequency converter with a micro computer and Read the full article…