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Increased reliability in the grooving process

Posted on 16 Oct 2020 and read 1345 times
Increased reliability in the grooving process Tooling expert Walter GB Ltd, Bromsgrove, is expanding the DX18 grooving system range with two new addditions.

Firstly there is the new G4011-P monoblock shank tool whihch is designed as a universal tool for all common grooving operations. Secondly, with a reinforced shank, there is the G4041-P parting blade which is optimised for deep grooving and parting off.

Back in March, Walter introduced the G4014-P system with the “SmartLock” insert clamp to the market. SmartLock facilitates easy insert changes inside the machine – even where space is limited, for example in Swiss type auto lathes and multi-spindle machines – because the clamping screw is positioned on the side of the tool. This results in a time saving of up to 70% during an insert change.

Both of the new DX18 grooving systems lock-in the cutting inserts using a Torx Plus clamping screw. On G4011-P tools, this can be operated from above or below, which simplifies inverted use.

High process reliability is underpinned by the form-fit design of the DX18 insert seat — the cutting insert is centred in the seat by a V-guide. This form fit prevents incorrect mounting, reduces vibration and helps to achieve high indexing accuracy.

The G4011-P universal monoblock shank tool (25 x 25mm) for recessing, grooving and parting off is available for cutting widths of 2–3mm and cutting depths of 10 and 17.5mm.

The G4041-P parting blades with reinforced shank are available as right-hand, left-hand and contra versions with blade heights of 26 and 32 mm, with a choice of no internal cooling or with precision cooling on the rake and flank face.

Walter is offering the G4014-P system with SmartLock in shank sizes 10–20mm, with cutting widths 1.5–3mm and for parting-off diameters up to 35mm. Its qualities make it the current benchmark when it comes to the mass production of small parts.