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Tool-Positioning System minimizes setup times.

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May 9, 2014 - Based on VDI interface, Eppinger Trifix Tool Positioning System facilitates quick and accurate exchanges of both static and driven tooling for DMG/Gildemeister multitasking machines. System delivers positioning accuracy within 10 microns between tool stations and single-position repeatability of less than 5 microns at tool length of 3.9 in. After user initially aligns Trifix unit in lathe turret, further adjustment for subsequent tool changes becomes unnecessary.

EXSYS Tool, Inc.

11654 Corporate Lake Blvd., San Antonio, FL, 33576, USA

Original Press Release

New Tool-Positioning System from EXSYS Reduces Setup Times

Press release date: April 29, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, Fla., – The Eppinger Trifix tool positioning system, recently introduced by Exsys Tool Inc., is designed to facilitate quick and accurate exchanges of both static and driven tooling for DMG/Gildemeister multitasking machines.

Based on the VDI interface, the system is said to reduce tool setup times by as much as 80 percent compared with prior methods while delivering positioning accuracy within 10 microns between tool stations and single-position repeatability of less than 5 microns at a tool length of 3.9" (100 mm).

According to the company, when searching for ways to increase productivity, it’s important to evaluate even the smallest steps of a production process. Minor adjustments, such as the incorporation of an improved VDI interface, can reduce setup time, and the Trifix is a great example as it provides a faster, more accurate toolholder exchange.  

After the user initially aligns the Trifix unit in the lathe turret, further adjustment for subsequent tool changes becomes unnecessary. As a result, manufacturers can preset their tools off the machine, further reducing their setup time.

Tooling can be mounted with four additional hold down screws to maximize rigidity in heavy-chip load operations such as milling, and employing the Trifix system does not prevent a facility from using other tooling it already has.

The EPPINGER name has been synonymous with innovation, precision and reliability for decades, and the Trifix Tool Positioning System continues the tradition by reducing setup time and providing increased positioning accuracy.

About EXSYS Tool, Inc.
Founded in 1987, EXSYS Tool, Inc. provides high-precision rotary and static-fixed toolholder solutions for CNC turning centers. The company is the exclusive importer of German-made EPPINGER tooling, including the revolutionary PRECI-FLEX® adapter system for lathe tooling changeovers. With headquarters near Tampa, Fla., and support offices in California, Canada and Mexico, EXSYS effectively offers over 22,000 different types of tool holders, gold standard tooling repair and applications expertise to manufacturers throughout North America. For more information on EXSYS Tool, Inc.'s products and services, please call 800.397.9748, email: info@exsys-tool.com or visit www.exsys-tool.com.

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