Press Release Summary:
With cutting depth of grooves not limited to length of insert,Â Walter Cut-SX enables deep grooving and parting cuts required in many industry sectors. Process reliability is enhanced by self-clamping inserts and made possible by precisely matched grooving inserts and insert holders,Â positive locking insert shape with form fit underside, andÂ sturdy top clamp. With and without high pressure, Walter Cut-SX G2012-P toolholder features internal coolant delivered directly to cutting edge.
Original Press Release:
Walter Expands its Walter Cut-SX Single-Edged Grooving System
The expanded line-up of Walter Cut-SX single-edged grooving system brings new capabilities and higher levels of process reliability.
Waukesha, WI – Walter has added additional sizes and designs to its Walter Cut-SX single-edged grooving system for grooving and parting. With the expanded line-up of Walter Cut-SX the cutting depth of grooves is no longer limited to the length of the insert, as it had been with double-edged systems. This makes it possible to achieve deeper grooving and parting cuts that are increasingly required in many sectors of industry.
Process reliability is enhanced by Walter Cut-SX’s self-clamping inserts. This is made possible by having precisely matched grooving inserts and insert holders, a positive locking insert shape with form fit underside and a sturdy top clamp. A major advantage of this design is that in comparison to conventional inserts fitted at a straight angle, process reliability is significantly increased because a positive locking insert cannot be “lost” during machining. This is particularly important with parting, where there is always a risk that an insert can be pulled from the holder by the action of the workpiece and the bar separating.
Additionally, because grooving or parting applications may inhibit externally applied coolant from reaching the cutting edge, the Walter Cut-SX G2012-P toolholder features internal coolant delivered directly to the cutting edge, both with and without high pressure. Initial customer results show this can increase tool life by as much as 200 percent.
In the future, Walter will offer its Walter Cut-SX G2042R/L grooving blades with strengthened shank in four variants: As a left- or right-handed tool, each in a standard and a contra version. This makes it possible to work in any position required, even where space may be limited. Because the tool shank reduces available clearance when grooving in the immediate vicinity of the spindle, the mirror-image design of the contra version provides an easy solution to this potential problem.
Walter Cut-SX G2012-P toolholders with through coolant are now available in the inch shank sizes of ½”, 5/8”, ¾” and 1”. Walter has now added the metric shank sizes of 12 and 16 mm (0.47 and 0.63 in.) for smaller diameters to complement the 20 and 25 mm shanks already available.
Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry with over 90 years of experience in precision cutting tools for milling, drilling, turning, boring and specialized tools, helps customers improve process reliability and increase productivity. With Regional Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, Walter markets its competence brands Walter Valenite, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a strong network of distributors and field engineers across subsidiaries in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
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