MACH 2000: TOOLING & TOOLHOLDING

Bristol Tool & Gauge: Stand 4318

Bristol Tool and Gauge will be concentrating on its recently introduced range of full-bore chucks and extensive programme of high-pressure through-coolant tools. There will also be exhibits of driven and static tooling and examples of work-holding technology.

Centreline Machine Tool Co: Stand 4012

A far-reaching revision of the gear-driven tooling programme manufacturer by Centreline will be announced at MACH 2000. Virtually all new machine tools sold are computer controlled so the emphasis is very much on spindle tooling for CNC machines, especially those with automatic tool change capability.

Craftsman Tools: Stand 4408

Craftsman is launching its latest range of driven toolholders and many new tooling adapters for use with the Coromant Capto quick-change tooling system. Of particular interest is the range designed for Mori Seiki machines, which complement the existing, proven systems for Mazak equipment.

Craftsman will also demonstrate its service in purpose-designed and built fixturing. This includes specialist hydraulic fixturing for the automotive and aerospace industries.

Mitsubishi

Electric: Stand 4688

The Melservo JS-E-S96 is an addition to the MR-J2 range of position controllers, extending the company’s offering to the machine tool industry. This is a dedicated servo system which is designed to give extremely fast bi-directional turret indexing combined with ease of configuration.

Demand from industry for shorter cycle times for machining parts has increased the requirements for faster turret control and tool selection. The JS-E-S96 Turret Servo meets this demand with its short response time of just 3m/sec from a start signal.

Polstore

Storage Systems: Stand 4245

Polstore will be displaying its new range of Famepla tool storage systems at MACH . The range includes Gauge & Tool Drawer Storage Cabinets, CNC Tool Storage & Transportation Systems and Workbenches for use in assembly.

Designed to meet all applications in the general engineering environment and associated industries, all items are offered in a large variety of sizes and combination with drawers on full extension slides with weight load capacities of 200kg.

Sandvik Coromant UK: Stand 4434

Under the spotlight at this year’s show will be a new CoroTurn 107 generation of positive turning inserts and toolholders, and a new insert programme that features three new geometrics in 13 grades.

The CoroTurn 107 system is mainly developed for external turning of small, or slender components and for internal operations in smaller bore diameter, 16mm-75mm. The company claims that the insert’s excellent chipbreaking capacity leads to greatly reduced machine downtime and improved quality of the surface finish of the component.

Walter GB: Stand 5020

Walter’s tooling display will embrace a host of developments in materials, grades, inserts and solid tools for turning, milling, drilling and boring – with the emphasis on specific ranges targeted at users in the aerospace, automotive and die and mould industries.

For example the aerospace tooling includes F3040 Novex ramping cutters, which promise enhanced cutting data and extended tool life in applications on aluminum and hard metal alloys such as titanium.