Elk Grove Village, IL - BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. will showcase a number of product lines at IMTS 2008. Visit BIG Kaiser in the brand new West Hall at Booth F-2114 to see the newest in precision tooling from BIG Daishowa, Kaiser, Speroni, Sphinx, Unilock and more.
BIG Kaiser's new EWN Digital Boring Head offers diameter adjustments of 1 micron that can be easily seen on a high-contrast LCD display. A single button is used for all standard functions such as 'on', 'reset', and 'store'. The display will also have an 'Auto-off' feature to optimize battery life. Accessories for the range 2-54mm are the same as for existing program EWN2-50XL. Kaiser's EWB-UP heads will also be shown for the first time with inch graduations. These heads feature easy-to-read dials with divisions of .00005" on diameter. A second dial on the heads corresponds to the boring diameter range and is adjusted to correct for the tool unbalance. The tool carrier locking system doesn't influence the tool diameter to ensure the best possible repeatability.
Two new angle heads from BIG Kaiser include the ONBS and the Compact Angle Head. Angle heads combine vertical, horizontal and angular operations on one machine, delivering superior accuracy and eliminating multiple setups. Unlike other angle heads, the ONBS Angle Head offers a coolant-through the tool design. ONBS is available as standard in BIG-PLUS CAT40 and CAT50 tapers.
The Compact Angle Head is smaller, designed specifically for lighter duty work and lower priced than original angle heads. The Compact Angle Head has a maximum ½-inch capacity and is available in BIG-PLUS CAT40 tapers.
Also new from BIG is the OPT1500 Touch Probe. The probe's in-machine sensor communicates directly with the control, simplifying operation and programming. The OPT1500 offers an accuracy of ±1 micron. The touch probe is not only manufactured by BIG, it is used by BIG at the manufacturing facility.
BIG Kaiser also introduces its MEGA ER Collet Chucks, the first common industry collet chuck available to work with the BIG-PLUS tooling system. The MEGA ER16 and ER32 Collet Chucks are only available in CAT tapers.
The expanded line of Sphinx Micro Drills is made of fine-grained solid carbide and delivers exceptional tool life and consistent process reliability. One of the new micro drills, available in diameters from 0.30mm - 1.50mm, in steps of .01mm, is offered with a 3mm reinforced shank. The drill is offered in standard lengths of 6xD, and can be run with or without coolant. It is recommended for materials such as steel, titanium and nickel alloys, aluminum and copper. The specially designed two-flute geometry delivers a point angle of 130 degrees and a helix angle of 35 degrees for extreme precision and close tolerance.
The second micro drill, available in diameters 0.50mm - 1.60mm, in steps of 0.05mm, is offered in standard lengths at 10-15xD. It is recommended for materials such as steel, titanium and nickel alloys, aluminum and copper. The two-flute geometry offers a point angle if 118 degrees and a helix angle of 25 degrees.
The third new micro drill is available in diameters from 0.20mm - 1.50mm, in steps of 0.01mm. The two flute geometry offers a point angle if 118 degrees and a helix angle of 30 degrees, is available in lengths of 6xD and offers a positive tolerance.
Additionally from Sphinx, the Phoenix Drill line has expanded from 6xD to include 3xD and 12xD. The newest Phoenix Drills are available in diameters from 1mm - 12.7mm, in .1mm increments, with coolant through from 2.5mm and a Helica coating. This line of high performance drills are made from solid carbide and are designed to cut extra-hard materials.
BIG Kaiser will unveil the new benchtop Speroni MAGIS at IMTS. The MAGIS will be available in three sizes to fit any company's tool measurement and presetting needs. Its single-screen control is user-friendly and available with optional touch screen technology, for accurate tool measuring in minutes. Standard MAGIS features include Integral ISO50 Taper Spindle, Pneumatic Spindle Brake, Integrated Calibration Master, Pneumatic Axis Locks, X & Z Axis Fine Adjust, Episcopy Ring Light, and CCD Camera. All Speroni presetters are fully constructed of aged pearlitic cast iron, guaranteeing the best thermal stability. BIG Kaiser will showcase its Unilock Clamping System, designed to reduce setup time and part-processing time. BIG Kaiser's announcement of relationships with workholding companies allows for packaging and delivery of customer-driven turnkey solutions.
These relationships allow BIG Kaiser to provide comprehensive solutions including automation, rotary indexers, modular tooling, vises, clamping components, tombstones, and custom tooling. Examples of these solutions will be on display inside BIG Kaiser's booth.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling is a leader in high precision tooling systems and solutions. With brands including Kaiser, BIG Daishowa, Speroni, Unilock, Sphinx, and more, BIG Kaiser's line is focused on extreme accuracy and repeatability. BIG Kaiser's mission is to support North American manufacturers with products that are designed and manufactured to a superior standard. Guaranteed.
Visit BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling at IMTS Booth F-2114 in the new West Hall for more information.
Jamie L. Goff
Public Relations Director