EXSYS Tool Introduces New Additions to its PRECI-FLEX SystemMarch 1, 2012
The new Type 02 extended PRECI-FLEX adapters from EXSYS/EPPINGER
EXSYS Tool will feature two new additions to its EXSYS/EPPINGER PRECI-FLEX Adapter System at WESTEC 2012. Joining the PRECI-FLEX line of high-precision modular tooling systems are the new Type 02 extended adapters and new Shrink-Fit adapters.
Type 02 extended adapters within the PRECI-FLEX system feature extended collet chucks that allow tooling to be positioned closer into a machine spindle or chuck. Because of their extended lengths, the adapters eliminate any tool interference issues, the company said.
As part of the many different types of PRECI-FLEX adapters that adhere to the front face of the collet pocket, the Type 02 adapters permit the use of smaller size collet diameters closer to those of the cutting tool to be used. This option provides more secure tool holding and the ability to clamp tooling at greater distances from the chuck, yet with the same rigidity as if using a standard toolholder, said the company.
"EXSYS/EPPINGER adds all the benefits of shrink-fit tool holding technology to its PRECI-FLEX system with the development of the company's new Shrink-Fit adapters," said a company spokesperson. "The adapters deliver 100% clamping and connectivity around a tool's entire shank diameter while providing the holding power, rigidity and accuracy associated with shrink-fit tool holding.
"The EXSYS/EPPINGER PRECI-FLEX modular tooling system offers a single base holder and multiple tooling adapters that utilize the ER collet pocket.
"The product's compact design is intended to ensure maximum torque transmission and rigidity, resulting in increased machining accuracy and improved productivity. Available in a range of sizes and styles, PRECI-FLEX provides repeatability, with every toolholder offering repeatability within 3 microns. The system also virtually eliminates machine downtime and allows tooling adapters to be interchanged between fixed and rotary base holders."
For more information contact:
EXSYS Tool, Inc.
11654 Corporate Lake Blvd.
San Antonio, FL 33576
800-397-9748 / 352-588-4345