EXSYS Highlights Flexible Tooling Systems at HOUSTEX 2015

Modular adaptors and bases provide the industry’s shortest changeover times

TAMPA, Fla. – EXSYS Tool, Inc. will showcase its well-known, high quality and innovative EXSYS/EPPINGER tooling systems at the HOUSTEX show in Houston, Texas, taking place Feb. 24-26, 2015. Exhibition visitors will discover the speed, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of such systems as PRECI-FLEX®, DECO-FLEX® and COMPACTO at the EXSYS Tool booth 134 inside the George R.Brown Convention Center.

The PRECI-FLEX modular system provides fast, accurate lathe tooling changeovers. It is the first tooling system on the market with a single baseholder and multiple tooling adapters that utilizes the ER collet pocket. The system’s compact design ensures maximum torque transmission and rigidity, resulting in increased machining accuracy, improved productivity and longer tool-life of perishable tools.

Additionally, PRECI-FLEX's conical and flat face planar interface allows the use of either an adapter or a standard ER collet, and enables collets, endmill holders, expanding collet chucks and shrink-fit tooling to be mounted on a single-base holder. PRECI-FLEX is effective in small, medium or large production runs.

Designed specifically for small part manufacturing applications, the high accuracy DECO-FLEX tooling interface offers unmatched flexibility, precision and cost savings. It is ideal for use on turning and milling centers with limited working areas.

EXSYS/EPPINGER designed DECO-FLEX with minimal envelope dimensions that allow job shops to realize a variety of new manufacturing approaches previously impossible with other tooling systems on the market. The compact design ensures maximum torque transmission and rigidity, resulting in high machining accuracy, productivity and increased machine tool efficiency.

DECO-FLEX features a conical and flat face planar interface that guarantees the best possible concentricity and repeatability for precise machining, as well asspecific adapters that combine with fixed and/or rotary tool holders to optimize tool performance and increase flexibility. Manufacturers also benefit from reduced setup times and increased machining uptime, as DECO-FLEX allows simple adapter/tool changes to be completed in seconds and can also pre-settools off the machine.

The EXSYS/EPPINGER COMPACTO C3, C4 and C5 Connection Base Holdersystem enhances efficiency and productivity. And when compared with traditional designs, the compact size of the COMPACTO base holder provides more space for machining in tight workspaces as well as offers improved torque transmission and rigidity for increased tool accuracy. The Polygon Shape Connection (PSC) further adds to the system’s high precision and stability.

A special built-in release mechanism on the outer diameter of the connection base holder’s spindle provides optimum operator 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 tool exchanges.

Available for bolt-on and VDI-style turrets, the COMPACTO connection baseholder 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.

About EXSYS Tool, Inc.

Founded in 1987, EXSYS Tool, Inc. provides high-precision rotary and static-fixed tool holder solutions for CNC turning centers. The company is the exclusive importer of German-made EPPINGER tooling, including the revolutionary PRECIFLEX® adapter system for lathe tooling changeovers. Headquartered near Tampa, Florida and with support offices in California, Canada and Mexico, EXSYS offers manufacturers across North America, from small job shops to 24/7 full production facilities, with tooling solutions, gold standard tooling repair and applications expertise that boosts productivity and profitability. For more information, please call 800.397.9748, email info@exsys-tool.com or visit www.exsys-tool.com.


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