Dimac introduces to
the market the new WTO QuickFlex quick change system for turning and milling applications.
QuickFlex combines an ER collet chuck and a quick change system in one
toolholder. The systems come as a straight drill/milling unit and a right angle
drill/milling unit, which makes them ideal for lathes with milling capability.
“As a toolholder
with ER collet chuck and quick change capability this system combines unique
benefits,” explains Dimac Director Paul Fowler. “The unique advantage of
QuickFlex starts with a minimal investment. The customer can clamp the cutting
tools directly in the toolholder using a standard ER collet. That means you can
start with a basic system at a small investment and later you buy quick change
adapters when you would like to add the quick change function.”
is that the cutting tools can be pre-set while the machine is operating.
Moreover, the time for tool changes is significantly reduced with the new and
one-hand wrench (patent pending).
Integral part of
the QuickFlex system are two independent taper connections. The short taper,
which is positioned just behind the thread for the QuickFlex adapter, provides
radial centering and axial support of the adapter. Moreover, it protects the toolholder
from chips and dirt. The radial bearing support for the adapter further back
ensures high stiffness under load. As a result, permanent accuracy of the
run-out is assured.
The new one-hand
wrench makes tool changes easy and quick. The wrench can be used to change ER
collet nuts as well as the QuickFlex adapters and eliminates the cumbersome and
ineffective clamping and releasing of nuts used in other toolchange systems.
WTO introduced the
QuickFlex toolholder during EMO 2011. The system is available as a starter set
in a carrying case, including three quick change adaptors (Weldon/Whistle-Notch
adaptor, short combination mill adaptor and a collet chuck), two spanner
wrenches and the one-hand wrench. In 2012 the QuickFlex program will cover
well-established machines with bolt-on tooling-type turrets.
the following machines QuickFlex is already available:
- Okuma LT-2000 M EX
- Mazak QTS-200 M
- Doosan Puma 1500-3100, TT1800
- Miyano ABX 51, 63
- Goodway GLS-1500
- Takisawa TY-2000