Increased reliability in the grooving process
Posted on 16 Oct 2020 and read 406 times
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.