Coolant-Through System, Toolholders for Improved Efficiencies
Eastec 2023: The reCool retrofittable reCool coolant-through system converts existing flood-cooled driven tools on turning machines to through-tool, coolant-capable in as little as two minutes, while the powRgrip high-precision toolholding system is said to generate extremely high clamping forces equal to or higher than shrink-fit holders.
Rego-Fix’s reCool retrofittable reCool coolant-through system and powRgrip toolholders are designed to improve machining efficiencies. The reCool cost-effectively converts existing flood-cooled driven tools on turning machines to through-tool, coolant-capable in as little as two minutes, while the powRgrip high-precision toolholding system is said to generate extremely high clamping forces equal to or higher than shrink-fit holders.
The company says it developed its reCool system as an alternative to expensive, high-maintenance, through-coolant-dedicated live tooling heads. The reCool system is said to get coolant to the cutting edge much more effectively than spray piping or nozzles, easily removing heat from the cutting zone and contributing to better surface finishes, longer tool life, improved chip control and increased productivity.
Any standard ER collet works with the reCool system, which accommodates collet sizes from ER 16 through ER 40, while handling maximum cutting speeds of 12,000 rpm and delivering coolant pressures up to 2,000 psi.
The safe, precise and cost-effective powRgrip system includes a holder, collet and mounting unit, and generates six tons of force. The system relies on the interference between holder and collet to generate its clamping force.
Unlike other clamping systems where heat or hydraulics are used to expand the material, the powRgrip uses the mechanical properties of the holder material to generate gripping force with runout below 0.0001". Interchangeable collets are available from 1/8" up to 1" (including metric sizes), and will hold both carbide and HSS tools.
Designed for easy operation and use, the powRgrip system takes less than 10 sec. to press in a tool or remove it from the holder. Because no heat is used, tools can be used immediately after a tool change.
Look for these and other toolholding options at Booth 5350 at Eastec 2023.
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