WALTER HELITRONIC RAPTORClick image to enlargeGrind and re-sharpen rotationally symmetrical tools with the Walter Helitronic Raptor from United Grinding Group.

This flexible, cost-effective tool grinding solution was created for the metal and wood industries, offering both automation-ready flexibility and an economical, universal design for all-around tool grinding.

The Raptor is well-suited for shops that don’t require automatic tool support systems or automatic grinding wheel changers, but still need a high degree of flexibility for diverse types of tools.

The machine features a 15.4 hp (11.5 kW) spindle and a work envelope that accommodates tools up to 12.6" (320 mm) in diameter and 11.0" (280 mm) in length, including end face operations.

In addition to its low-vibration gray cast iron frame and gantry-type construction, the Helitronic Raptor accommodates top loaders with up to 500-tool capacities integrated in the working area. Other options include glass scales, A-axis torque drive, a grinding wheel measuring probe and a manual support steady rest.

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TRUMPF's new generation disk laser

TRUMPF has launched its  latest generation TruDisk lasers, a solid state laser designed for today's smart systems with Industry 4.0 enabling tools. The new laser disks premiered at the Laser-World Photonics trade fair in Shanghai.

Cutting Tools: Good Vibrations

by Kip Hanson

Advanced cutting tools eliminate vibration during machining while improving part surface finishes

Cast iron insert grades

Walter has added two new cast iron insert grades to its Perform Line family of turning tools, the WKV10 and WKV20.

Successful hard milling

by Charles Colonair

Hard milling materials up to 66 HRC requires the right techniques

Machining Stainless Steel

by Dan Cormier

What you need to know when drilling, milling, turning or tapping

Simplified design for handheld pneumatic beveling tool

The improved SMA 30-P hand-held, pneumatic beveling tool has been introduced by Saar-Hartmetall.

Thinnest parting off and deep grooving tools

Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroCut QD inserts in sizes 0.04, 0.05 and 0.06 in. with internal coolant.

Improved parting and grooving

Insight into Sandvik Coromant's new CoroCut QD parting off and grooving tool.

The macro on micro holes

Micro holemaking presents unique challenges

by Ed Robertson

Production efficiencies dictate doing more with less. Fixtures and workholding systems can accommodate families of parts; tools and inserts can accomplish numerous functions such as milling, turning, and holemaking; and multi-tasking machining centres with various spindles, axes of motion, rotating worktables and the like, all offer the promise of greatly improving production efficiencies and lowering throughput times and costs.

High power-to-weight ratio for air plasma cutter

ESAB's Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 50 is a handheld air plasma cutting system now available for purchase through traditional and online welding distributors. Cutmaster 60i weighs 37 lb and provides a rated output of 7.6 kW at 50 per cent duty cycle at 60A. It produces a recommended cut of 5/8 in., has a maximum sever thickness of 1-1/2 in., and provides the fastest cut speed at any thickness material for its class.

Tungaloy expands grooving tools with new insert lines

Tungaloy Corp. has expanded its TetraMini-Cut series grooving tool range for Swiss Type machines to incluce new insert lines, extending the grooving benefits with CNC lathes and turning centres.

Cold saw for volume production

The C370 A-NC cold saw from Kalamazoo Machine Tool features a pedant mounted numeric control console with soft-touch controls for all setup and sawing operations, including height/depth controls for efficient saw cycling and high productivity in volume production work.

Miniature brushes for better deburrig

PFERD miniature brushes for cleaning and light deburring give users a competitive advantage by providing highly repeatable deburring and surface conditioning results on a variety of materials, from hard alloys to soft aluminum. The lineup of wheel, cup and end configurations includes stem-mounted miniature brushes that are ideally suited for the precision applications required in many industries, including electronics, medical, aerospace and jewelry.

Advanced plasma technology for fab shops

Lincoln Electric has introduced a plasma cutting system to meet the needs of small to medium sized shops that face challenges putting together CNC cutting tables to fit inside their shops. Lincoln Electric's Torchmate 4400|4800 cutting systems are ready to run in 30 minutes, says the company.

New general manager for Seco Tools in Canada

Brancko Hohnec has been appointed general manager, Canada, for Seco Tools. He joined Seco 11 years ago and most recently was managing director of Seco in Slovenia. He has a background in mechanical engineering. He will be based in Mississauga, ON.

 

 

 

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