Ceratizit ISO P indicator layerClick image to enlarge

At IMTS 2022, Booth 431900, Ceratizit USA will highlight its tooling solutions including its new Dragonskin coating, multifunctional EcoCut tools and a four-flute solid carbide drill, along with an in-process machine monitoring and optimization system.

The new Dragonskin multi-layer coating lowers heat and lessens tool wear. To prevent cutting edge waste and detect wear, the gold-colored TiN outer layer of the Dragonskin multilayer CVD Ti(C,N)/Al2O3/TiN coating acts as an indicator. It enables users to identify wear clearly and index before a breakage while it prevents sharp cutting edges from going unused or an insert being discarded prematurely. In addition, a mechanical post-coating treatment produces beneficial residual stress in the coating for increased process security.

At IMTS, Ceratizit will feature EcoCut and WTX-HFDS tools with the Dragonskin coating for enhanced performance and wear resistance. The multifunction EcoCut solid-carbide and insert tools reduce setup time and increase productivity with support for four separate machining processes: drilling, with stationary or rotating tools or for turning face, inner and outer contours. EcoCut Classic, Mini and ProfileMaster versions address various diameters and bores for high performance in steel, stainless steel and high-temperature materials.

Ceratizit Dragonskin multi-layer coatingClick image to enlarge

The Ceratizit WTX-HFDS offers a pyramid-point geometry that distributes cutting forces equally to all cutting edges for longer overall tool life and precise performance in steel and other materials. The Dragonskin coating reduces the coefficient of friction and heat. Optimal cooling via four continuous internal spiral coolant holes retains core stability for safe, effective performance and reduced tool costs, while four chip flutes provide secure and quick evacuation. Low burr formation on hole entries and exits eliminates the need for time-consuming secondary processing.

Ceratizit will also demonstrate its ToolScope system for digital monitoring and control of machining operations at IMTS. The system records a continuous stream of signal data generated by machine tools during production, then visualizes the data for machine monitoring and adjustment. Real-time identification of deviations from process control enables automatic optimization of manufacturing processes. Such monitoring can prevent overloads, and machine protection immediately triggers an emergency stop for any impact collisions. Full capture of tool-life and machining-time data clarifies tool wear and machine downtime, with full control of workpiece parameters to ensure part quality.

IMTS 2022 takes place September 12-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago.


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