The distinctive orange stand of Floyd Automatic Tooling was back at the MACH exhibition last week with yet more tooling innovations and accessories, including the Masa Microconic sub-spindle collets. Microconic consists of a cartridge and precision collet. Importantly, no machine adaptations are required: the collet fits inside the cartridge and is adjusted before being fitted directly into the existing collet sleeve.
With a concentricity level of between 3 to 5 µm, Microconic is suitable for sliding-head lathe marques that include Tornos, Citizen and Star. The system is currently available for F20 and F25 style collets, with F37 versions in development. A 5C version can also be offered.
For components to be permanently marked, Floyd Automatic also introduced the latest Hommel+Keller brand of Zeus marking systems at the show. Zeus marking tools from Hommel+Keller GmbH can be integrated into a production process on all standard turning and machining centres, meaning the end of manual re-tooling on separate machines.
Also making a debut at MACH was the enhanced FLO-Tool Triple back-working holders and the Schwanog Form tool programme for users of turning centres and sliding-head lathes. Furthermore, Floyd introduced a full range of milling tools and the Nutex slotting tools from Alesa of Switzerland.
For users of tool and cutter grinders like Anca, Walter, Schneeburger, Studer, Strausak and Vollmer, exhibition visitors were able to see the latest range of Schaublin work-holding solutions. Innovations for these machines included the SRS runout adjustment system and the recently launched cartridge system with interchangeable adaptors.
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