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Automatic Tool Changer has compact, high-capacity magazine.

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March 24, 2014 - CTA-HSL series suits CNC milling machines, VMCs, HMCs, CNC lathes, and multi-tasking machines. Each automatic tool changer consists of CTA dual motion cam operated exchanger; mechanical exchange arm with dual gripper hands and built-in safety interlocks; tool storage magazine, on which all tool holder pockets are hinged to enable 90° tilt during tool exchange, assembled in moveable track; and pneumatically operated tool holder tilt unit. Exchange time varies from 0.6–1.2 sec.

Indexing Technologies Inc.

37 Orchard St., P.O. Box 252, Ramsey, NJ, 07446 0252, USA

Original Press Release

Automatic Tool Changer with a Compact, High Capacity Magazine - Type CTA - HSL

Press release date: March 24, 2014

Automatic tool changers, type CTA - HSL are suitable for applications on CNC milling machines, vertical and horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes and multi-tasking machines.

CTA-HSL tool exchanger with a compact tool magazine are designed and manufactured to accommodate a high quantity of tool holders in a restricted area and are particularly suitable for use on smaller machine tools.

Each tool changer consists of:

- A CTA dual motion cam operated exchanger that performs the high speed and mechanically synchronized movements for grasping, extracting, exchanging and inserting the tools simultaneously between the spindle and the magazine, plus the release of the tool grippers. This entire high speed cycle is operated by one 3 phase, self- braking motor.

- A mechanical exchange arm with dual “rapid-release” gripper hands and built-in safety interlocks.

- The compact HSL series tool storage magazine, on which all tool holder pockets are hinged to enable a 90 deg. tilt during a tool exchange, are assembled in a moveable track within a support structure designed to gain the optimum utility from the available allotted space on smaller machine tools and is driven via a servo motor.

The tool holder tilt unit is pneumatically operated as is the tool taper cleaning head actuated as the used tool is reinserted back into the magazine. A built-in switch system guarantees precise tool holder identification and is used for management of the migrating tools. In addition, a dedicated tool holder to tool pocket identification management system is available upon request.

The main characteristics of these self-contained CTA - HSL tool changers besides the simplicity, reliability and the cleanliness is the high capacity of tools that can be stored in the magazines and the ultra high speed tool exchange cycle itself.

This exchange time varies from 0.6 to 1.2 seconds depending upon the frame size of unit, the tool weights and the length of the exchange arm.

Model Qty. of tools Max tool Ø mm. Total tool holder weight kg. Max. tool holder weight kg. Max tool length mm. Run mm. Exchange dustance mm. Cycle time sec. Toolholder type Applications
CTA 20 HSL 100 42 75 1.5 100 45 300-350
400
0.6 WK 16
ISO 20-25
HSK25-32
CAT20
Small machining centers, NC drilling machines, etc.
150 100
200 125
CTA 30 HSL 70 58 100 3 150 60 350-400
450-500
1 ISO 30
BT30
HSK 40-50
Capto C4-C5
CAT30
 
Small-medium machining centers, NC drilling machines, CNC lathes, etc.
100 140
140 180
CTA 40 HSL 60 78 150 6 200 80 400-450
500-550
600
1.2 HSK 63
Capto C6
CAT30
Small-medium vertical and horizontal machining centers, NC milling machines, transfer machines, CNC lathes, etc.
80 200
100 250

For more information please contact:
Indexing Technologies Inc.
37 Orchard Street
Ramsey, NJ 07446
(201) 934-6333
Website: www.indexingtechnologies.com
Email: info@indexingtechnologies.com

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