EXSYS to Spotlight Advanced Gearboxes, Lathe Tooling at SOUTH-TEC 2015

SAN ANTONIO, Fla., – Manufacturers in search of precision gear solutions or productive tooling for CNC lathes should stop by booth 1143 at SOUTH-TEC 2015, taking place October 27 – 29 at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. Here, EXSYS Tools, Inc. will showcase the latest gearboxes, tool holders and adapter systems it offers from EPPINGER.

Suited for a range of applications, including machinery, automation and robotics, EPPINGER’s compact, high-transmission gearboxes meet strict demands for stiffness, efficiency and performance. These precision gearboxes come in a variety of types, including bevel, hypoid, planetary and cycloidal designs, to bring smooth, reliable operation to a variety of industry segments.

Designed for use with all major machine tool brands, the EPPINGER Dual Collect Chuck is a double spindle tool holder that expands the capacity of individual turret positions on a CNC turning center. With two live tools in one turret station, shops can reduce their job setup times and increase tooling versatility for different workpieces.

EPPINGER Slim Fit tool holders accommodate VBS 24-station turrets on Haas CNC lathes. The compact housings of these tool holders allow shops to utilize all 12 bolton and 12 VDI stations for maximum tooling space and optimal productivity. Available in radial right angle and straight axial configurations with coolant capabilities, the holders have a lightweight, yet rigid design that minimizes the stress put on the machine turrets.

With the EPPINGER Gear Hobber attachment for all machine tool brand live-turret stations, shops can achieve single-setup, one-operation gear cutting capability when generating splines, spur or helical gears. The attachment’s adjustable toolholding system eliminates the need to rough gears on one machine then transfer them to another for gear hobbing. To compensate for different types of grooves and pitches in splines and gears, users simply adjust the vernier dial to the applicable settings.

When it comes to turning operations, shops can significantly shorten their changeover times with the EPPINGER PRECI-FLEX® modular quick-change tooling system. The system incorporates selections of adapters engineered to hold a variety of cutting tool types and shank designs. The adapters have a common connecting feature that locks into standard base units mounted on a turning machine’s turret.

PRECI-FLEX lets shops preset tools in adapters offline then quickly and easily switch the tool/adapter assemblies in and out of the base units. Tool positions repeat exactly within +/- 3 µm, eliminating the need to re-center, touch off or make test cuts after a tool exchange.

Another advanced form of modular quick-change tooling technology EXSYS offers is the EPPINGER Compacto™ C3, C4, C5 and C6 base holder. 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.

For more information on these and other innovative EPPINGER products available through EXSYS Tool, Inc., please visit www.exsys-tool.com.

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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Chuck Bates

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