Walter USA has introduced a lighter weight version of its Walter Precision Medium B4031.C with the Walter Capto modular toolholding interface.
This single-edged precision boring tool is now available weighing 30-50 per cent less than the previous version. While maintaining the same dimensions along with the same properties and performance levels, the new LWS (Light Weight Solution) version weighs just 3.2 kg as opposed to 7.2 kg. Walter is adding the LWS design into its product range with diameters from 90-110 mm and 110 to 153 mm.
For the user this offers several advantages, beginning with easier handling for personnel in the assembly and setting area. Also, these light weight tools are particularly beneficial if a machine’s tool magazine can accommodate limited weight. The design protects the machine and spindle as there is less weight during acceleration and deceleration.
Likewise, the moment of force is reduced for the same projection lengths, making it easier to change the tool. Due to its special construction, the tool is also more effective at reducing vibration, says Walter. The B4031.C’s light weight Walter Capto interface, with its high clamping force and even force distribution, is completely backlash-free. In addition, it significantly enhances the new tool’s versatility. That’s because many of today’s machine tools include a Capto interface as standard because Capto is a universal interface, suitable for turning, drilling, counterboring and precision boring, as well as for milling, in both rotating and static modes. With this unique interface system, all machining operations can be performed on lathes, machining centers and turnmill centers.