Press Release Summary:
Floating Tornos shave tool holders are manufactured from high-alloy steel for strength and rigidity. Tools compensate for machine spindle and indexing movements, and eliminate OD size and concentricity variations. They improve knurling and threading operations as well as surface finish. Design features include key that prevents chips from packing into keyway. One calibrated screw provides zero backlash taper adjustment. Holders have removable tool post.
Original Press Release:
New Floating Shave Tool Holder Packages For Tornos Multiple-Spindle Screw Machines Now Available From Schlitter Tool
New floating shave tool holder packages that are designed specifically for application on Tornos multiple-spindle screw machines are now available from Schlitter Tool Inc., 27450 Gloede Drive, Warren, Michigan 48088.
The Tornos shave tool holders are manufactured here in the U.S.A. from high-alloy steel providing added strength and rigidity. Schlitter has applied the same materials and precision manufacturing to these new Tornos tools as they do to their own standard shave tool holder lines. The tools compensate for machine spindle and indexing movements. They eliminate OD size and concentricity variations. They improve knurling and threading operations as well as surface finish, reducing resulting grinding requirements.
The Schlitter design features a key that is an integral part of the holder preventing chips from packing into the keyway and adversely affecting the taper mechanism, a common problem associated with designs that have removable keys.
A single calibrated screw is part of the holder design to provide zero backlash taper adjustment. The holders have a removable tool post, so either insert style or standard 5/8-inch dovetail tooling can be used. Two holder designs are currently available, Fig. 1.
Schlitter also provides the special pre-formed rectangular cutting tool inserts. These are produced from specially-engineered supercarbide and super high-speed-steel to provide maximum toughness. Complete design and manufacture for dovetail cutting tools is also provided by Schlitter. The holders are available direct from Schlitter or through their distributor network.
Schlitter Tool Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of tooling and tool holders for automatics, chuckers, screw machines and CNC lathes. Schlitter Tool has over 6,000 original tool designs and holds numerous patents. Products include: a complete range of forming, shaving, knurling, skiving, boring, burnishing and recessing tool holders; recess milling attachments; the Hexmaster® internal hex shaping tool; dovetail tooling and insert style tooling and holders for both screw machines and CNC lathes.