Command Tooling Systems Offers Complete Balance Solutions For Tooling And Holemaking

RAMSEY, MN-Command Tooling Systems announces the expansion of its tooling and holemaking balance products including expanded custom balancing, the introduction of four new balancing machines as well as its balanceable boring systems.

"Balance matters," said Dennis King, director of engineering for Command®. "Proper balance for a specific application is essential. It increases tool and spindle life, while enhancing productivity with less scrap and an improved surface finish."

An established level of balance is standard on Command's toolholders before they are shipped from the plant. Standard balance levels vary depending on the toolholder and range from G2.5 at 15,000 rpm to G6.3 at 24,000 rpm.

Custom balance is also available and done at the factory utilizing Command's Engineering and Manufacturing balance experts. Balance can be customized to achieve even the most rigorous customer requirements. "Command has over 20 years of toolholder balance experience along with state-of-the art equipment," King stated.

Command now offers five balancing machines featuring a user-friendly interface with a simple on-screen menu. Model options range from one or two-plane measurements, balancing software, and the capability of an integrated PC for tool storage and measurement readouts for up to 5,000 tools.

Command's extensive offering of balance rings work in conjunction with standard toolholders and the balancing machines. This provides customers the ability to perform custom balancing on their own premises. The balance ring system offers unbalance correction from 17 g-mm to 126 g-mm. Ring Inner Diameter (ID) range from 0.63" (16mm) to 4.88" (124mm).

High-speed holemaking relies on balance to achieve a smooth surface finish without vibration. "Holemaking relies on balanced boring tools to achieve the perfect bore, with minimum scrap and improved surface finish," stated Brian Schied, Urma Product Manager. MicroMax(TM) and VersaMax(TM) balanceable boring systems offer a simple, accurate balancing solution. Each provide maximum rigidity with minimal run-out, for vibration-free boring at speeds up to 20,000 rpm. Both models are integrated with an adjustable balance ring and a bore diameter dial adjustable for 0.0001" graduations and 0.0002" accuracy directly off the dial. Simple, accurate and vibration-free hoiemaking along with an improved surface finish is the result with MicroMax and VersaMax adjustable boring systems.

Command Tooling Systems is the technology leader in toolholder manufacturing for high-precision machining operations serving many industries, including automotive, aerospace, computer, defense, electronic, job shop and medical equipment. Since forming a relationship with URMA AG Werkzeug of Rupperswil, Switzerland in 1988, Command has marketed URMA modular boring tools in North America. Command stocks a full range of toolholders, inserts, and components to optimize boring productivity. For more information or to request a quote, contact: Command Tooling Systems; 13931 Sunfish Lake Blvd.: Ramsey, MN 55303 Ph: 763/576-6910 Fax: 763-576-6911.

Command® is a registered Trademark of Command Tooling Systems, LLC. MicroMax(TM) and VersaMax(TM) are trademarks of Command Tooling Systems, LLC.

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