New flexible tool adapter system from HeimatecClick image to enlarge

Platium Tooling Technologies' latest Heimatec development is U-tec, a patented flexible tool adapter system that allows a standard ER output live tool to accept various adapters for different applications.

This allows users the ability to have  quick changeover of tools on almost any lathe, using a single live tool, without having to commit to a quick-change system on the initial purchase. A facemill adapter, for example, can be positioned quickly into the standard holder, without the need for a completely new base being installed.  This significantly reduces inventory costs as well as changeover time, for the busy shop. 

The U-tec system "represents a real improvement in lathe and mill/turn tooling design," says Platinum Tooling Technologies president Preben Hansen. "U-tec allows great user flexibility, while a polygonal drive system ensures extremely high power transmission stability and faster set-up with absolutely no loss in performance or accuracy, because the live tool base remains in position and only the adapter and collet get swapped.”

The unique collet nuts on the U-tec system have internal threading for rigid mounting and the new tool adapter system enables the actual cutting tool to be brought into closer proximity to the bearing, thus further improving performance in use, says Hansen. This benefit results from the short and compact tool length design.  Internal coolant up to 2000 psi(140 bar) is provided standard. 

Every adapter in the U-tec system comes complete with any necessary clamping nuts and adapters are immediately available in face mill style, ER extensions, side lock, shrink fit, hydraulic and blank. 

The U-tec system is available for all major turning machines on the market today. Heimatec currently manufactures over 10,000 live tool types. 

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