EXSYS Gearbox and Toolholding Solutions Take Center Stage at WESTEC

SAN ANTONIO, Fla. – At WESTEC 2015, Sept. 15-17, EXSYS Tool, Inc. will showcase a wide range of advanced manufacturing technologies in booth 1919. On display will be new gearbox solutions along with toolholding innovations that include the EPPINGER brand Compacto™ C3, C4, C5 and C6 base holder system as well as the PRECI-FLEX® modular quick-change tooling system.

EPPINGER’s new line of gearboxes are compact and high-transmission capable. Ideal for a wide range of applications, including machinery, automation and robotics, these gearboxes meet strict demands for stiffness, performance and efficiency as well as provide smooth, reliable operation. Booth visitors will see:

• Bevel gearboxes – a series of compact gear boxes offering increased torque at maximum efficiency for all gear applications requiring a high degree of reliability and variability;

• Hypoid gearboxes – suitable for specific and highly dynamic applications with specially developed mono-bloc housings for extreme stability and maximum precision and efficiency;

• Planetary gearboxes – modular designs and combination of hardened and ground gears with high-precision gearbox components guarantees efficient performance, smooth running and extended uptime;

• Cycloidal gearboxes – highly compact and rigid cycloidal precision gearboxes well suited for drive technology, especially in tool machinery, automation and robotics;

• Customized gearboxes – specially designed to meet customers’ requirements.

Show attendees will also experience EXSYS’s expansive offering of high-precision gear technology. This entails spiral, hypoid and Zerol gears manufactured with GLEASON gear technology.

Representing advanced modular quick-change tooling technology at the EXSYS booth, the Compacto C3, C4, C5 and C6 base holder enhances the efficiency and productivity of CNC turning machines. When compared with traditional base holder designs, the compact size of Compacto provides more space for machining in tight workspaces, as well as offers improved torque transmission and rigidity for increased tool accuracy. The holder’s polygon shape connection (PSC), which is the shortest PSC interface in the industry, further adds to the system’s precision and stability.

A special built-in release mechanism on the outer diameter of the base holder’s spindle provides optimum accessibility. Operators can easily lock and unlock adapters with a small Allen key for fast and virtually effortless tool changes. Plus, the automatic ejection feature of the adapters further increases the speed and efficiency of thosetool exchanges.

Available for bolt-on and VDI-style turrets, the Compacto connection base holder accommodates fixed and rotary tools, including the PRECI-FLEX system, and accepts all standard PSC adapters. In fact, adapters used in milling applications will now work in turning operations, due to the versatility of the Compacto.

During WESTEC, EXSYS will demonstrate its industry proven PRECI-FLEX modular quick-change tooling system, which features a selection of adapters engineered to hold different cutting tool and shank designs. The adapters’ common connecting feature locks into a standard base unit on the machine turret, enabling tool/adapter assemblies to be preset offline then quickly switch in and out of the base unit. Tool positions repeat within +/- 3 µm, eliminating the need to re-center, touch off or make test cuts.

The PRECI-FLEX conical and flat-face planar interface duplicates the taper of the standard ER collet. This enables ER collets, albeit at lesser repeatability, to be used along with PRECI-FLEX adapters to mount collets, end mill holders, expanding collet chucks and shrink-fit tooling on a single-base holder. Operated at the front face of the turret, the connector provides two tons of clamping force, and its compact design maximizes torque transmission and rigidity, increasing accuracy and productivity.

For more information on these and other productivity-boosting products available from EXSYS, visit


About EXSYS Tool, Inc.

Founded in 1987, EXSYS Tool, Inc. is the exclusive importer of German-made EPPINGER solutions, including high-precision live and fixed toolholders for CNC turning centers, modular adapter systems for quick lathe tooling changeovers and gear box solutions for a wide range of applications. With headquarters near Tampa, Fla., and support offices in California, Canada and Mexico; EXSYS offers a variety of different types of tool holders, gold standard tooling repair and applications expertise to manufacturers throughout North America. For more information, please contact EXSYS Tool, Inc. at info@exsys-tool.com or visit www.exsys-tool.com.


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