Software for chip control in thread turning
- November 15, 2021
Sandvik Coromant has introduced OptiThreading, a new software module that enables controlled chip breaking in thread turning applications.
Launched with the company’s existing CoroPlus Tool Path software, OptiThreading is a new module that has been designed to reduce or eliminate chip jams, thus avoiding the associated downtime.
The new OptiThreading module is an enhancement of Sandvik Coromant’s CoroPlus Tool Path software, which offers programming support for external and internal thread turning operations.
OptiThreading is available as part of a subscription to CoroPlus Tool Path, and is developed specifically for CoroThread 266 tools and inserts.
CoroPlusTool Path helps users develop optimized OptiThreading tool paths that overcome the challenge of chip control by offering tool paths that deliver controlled, oscillating movements for interrupted cuts that go in and out of the cut on all passes except the last one.
Sandvik Coromant says that using OptiThreading will eliminates long chips that damage a component’s surface and interfere with the cutting zone, improving component quality. It also reduces the manual work required to remove long chips that are jamming the tool, the component or the chip conveyor, resulting in fewer unplanned machine stops. The software also makes it possible to increase cutting speeds for shorter cycle times and improved productivity.
More information available here.