New ChipFans and T-slot Covers Help Machines Reach Maximum Levels of Productivity

Press Release Summary:

  • ChipFans integrate seamlessly into current machining cycles
  • Minimize spindle downtime and maximize operator efficiency
  • T-slot Covers optimizes machine performance, minimize manual operations and keep things running smoothly

Original Press Release:

Improve In-process Efficiency with BIG KAISER’s ChipFans and T-slot Covers

Hoffman Estates, IL – BIG KAISER, a leader in premium high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalworking industries, has two powerful accessories crafted to improve in-process efficiency: ChipFans and T-slot covers. When used together with a machine that delivers on speed and accuracy, these accessories help machines reach maximum levels of productivity—even during downtime.

Chip fans offer many benefits when it comes to mitigating production issues and providing visible results. Mounting securely in either a collet chuck or end mill holder, chips fans are designed to integrate seamlessly into current machining cycles. In-process cleaning is created without halting production. Chip fan cycles can even be programmed to minimize spindle downtime and maximize operator efficiency.

A pre-drilled hole allows spindles to shoot coolant through the center of the fan to rinse tables, fixtures and workpieces. Two cleaning operations in one happen as the fan rotates, removing the chips and coolant. This makes a safe and economical alternative that requires little to no operator interaction.

Similar to the ChipFan, the T-slot cover tool accessory serves to optimize machine performance, minimize manual operations and keep things running smoothly. The protection plates are designed with productivity in mind, preventing chips and coolant from collecting in machining centers and interfering with work. The covers easily keep slots clear of debris when not in use.

The T-slot covers are easy to remove as soon as the machine slots are ready to be used, allowing access to a clean fixturing surface and quick setup changes. Both the T-slot cover and ChipFan are part of BIG KAISER’s extensive offering of efficiency, safety and durability-boosting accessories.

For more information on these accessories and their various specifications, please contact a BIG KAISER representative at 224-770-2999, e-mail or visit

BIG KAISER is a worldwide leader in high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalcutting industry that guarantee extreme accuracy and repeatability. Our products are of the utmost quality — manufactured with materials and craftsmanship that enable superior performance. As a member of the BIG DAISHOWA Group (Osaka, Japan), BIG KAISER has grown into a well-recognized global tooling provider, with manufacturing facilities in North America, Switzerland and Japan. In addition, BIG KAISER is the North American representative of Speroni tool measuring machines, Sphinx high performance drills, mptec measuring stands, Tekusa spindle cleaners and the UNILOCK zero point work holding system by Innotool.

For more information, contact BIG KAISER, Hoffman Estates, IL, at 224-770-2999, e-mail or visit


Gillian Campbell



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