Boring head with built-in 'smart' damper
Posted on 17 Apr 2017 and read 293 times
Tamworth-based Industrial Tooling Corporation Ltd (www.itc-ltd.co.uk
) has introduced the SW Smart Damper boring head with a built-in anti-vibration mechanism.
Developed by Big Kaiser, this twin-cutting head for rough boring can operate at cutting speeds up to 200m/min in steel at a length of 8xD without chattering, says the company — four-times faster than the 50m/min maximum chatter-free cutting speed attainable without the SW Smart Damper.
This performance is achieved via the use of a patented construction that comprises a metal body with special internal rubber dampers.
Moreover, the SW Smart Damper requires no oil, so maintenance requirements are minimised.
These boring heads can perform two roughing operations without needing to change any components. One configuration is for high-speed operation, whereby inserts are of the same diameter and length.
The second set-up — for high stock removal — sees the inserts installed with diameter and height offsets.