Walter GPS Tool Selection System
Walter USA, Inc.
N22 W23855 Ridgeview Pkwy. W.
Waukesha, WI, 53188
Press release date: June 21, 2013
The Walter GPS (Global Productivity System) provides users with tool selection and performance data tailored to their specific application.
Waukesha, WI – Walter has unveiled the Walter Global Productivity System (Walter GPS). This advanced web-based tool selection system enables users to identify the most productive and economical tool solution for their particular application with just a few clicks of the mouse.
The site (http://www.walter-tools.com/en-gb/tools/search_and_shop/pages/default.aspx) helps users to first identify the task to be performed. Walter GPS then asks for the workpiece material and the basic geometry of the part. It then allows the user to enter tolerances and specific conditions, such as slanted entry or cross holes. The machine used and the hourly machine rate can also be entered. All this data can then be saved into the system and retrieved in the future for easy reference, thereby saving time.
Then, drawing from Walter’s catalog of more than 49,000 tools, the system suggests the most appropriate ones for the user’s application, together with cutting data, economic efficiency calculations, tool life data and information on optimum cooling. It is also possible to link to related machining operations. For instance, when searching for the ideal tool for a threading application, the user can also have information on the most suitable core hole drill for the job displayed.
Walter GPS was designed to help users increase productivity and efficiency says Peter Muller, manager of solid drilling and reaming tools R&D at Walter. "With Walter GPS, users can benefit from the accumulated expertise and decades of experience of our specialists in all matters concerning machining."
Walter offers an extensive line up of cutting tools for milling, drilling, turning, boring and specialized tooling for unique applications through its competence brands Walter Valenite, Walter Titex and Walter Prototyp. As well as multi-level service programs through its Walter Multiply brand. Headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin the company has a strong network of distributors and field engineers across North America. The Walter name is synonymous with productivity, thanks to more than 90 years of developing cutting tools and inserts that set new standards in quality, innovation and production.
Walter USA, LLC
N22 W23855 Ridgeview Pkwy West
Waukesha, WI 53188
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