Walter offers Accure·tec with all popular machine interfacesClick image to enlargeThe Accure·tec AC001 vibration damping adaptor from Walter offers increased productivity for shell mill mount milling cutters.

It delivers increased stability along with greater surface quality, improved tool and spindle life and is ideal for deep pocket milling in operations at depths of up to 4 x D.

The axially and radially flexible positioned damper element is preset at the factory so tools can be used immediately without fine tuning.

These Accure·tec adaptors are ideally suited for the Walter Xtra·Tec XT milling cutter range. This makes the system highly versatile.

The quality of components with deep cavities in aerospace, automotive, energy, die/mold, and general metalworking industries will benefit from both the vibration damping and a system with low noise levels, while internal coolant further optimizes chip removal.

Walter offers Accure·tec with all popular machine interfaces: Walter Capto, HSK/HSK-T, ISO, MAS-BT, CAT and parallel shank. 

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