Machining at higher speeds can save time and money, however, increasing the speed also means increasing the inherent risk in the situation. To maximize speed potential, a holistic approach that considers tool, holder, machine and operator is essential.
Machinery tooling and equipment that get parts produced the fastest is always the best choice, right? But what else needs to be considered when choosing equipment for low- to mid-range production volumes?
Cheater bars are appropriately named, especially when it comes to tightening tool holders. We see the common pipes that are often added to the end of wrenches to achieve more torque in customers’ shops all the time. And while these makeshift wrenches may make tightening or loosening holders easier, the damage they can cause is often overlooked.
When it comes to dialing in an ER system’s performance to match a specific application’s requirements or long life, there are three components to consider: the collet, the body of the holder and the nut.
When one variable can make an impact on the result, as in metalworking, it’s a good idea to eliminate as many as possible. Each BIG KAISER part is built to fit precisely and work specifically within each finished product.