Albrecht Introduces the Uberchuck May 1, 2012
Albrecht Inc. has renamed the Albrecht Power Chuck (APC) line of CNC milling tool holders as the Albrecht Uberchuck. "The new name acknowledges both the product's German heritage and its patented technology," said a company spokesperson. Albrecht Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Josef Albrecht Bohrfutterfabrik GmbH & Co., of Wernau, Germany.
"The design of the Uberchuck takes advantage of a patented, two-stage clamping mechanism that provides higher gripping torque than the widely used shrink-fit and hydraulic tool holders," said the spokesperson. "This results in the rigidity and dampening characteristics that allow more efficient and aggressive cutting and provide longer cutting-tool life. A further benefit is easier, faster tool changes that save both labor and reduce downtime."
According to Tom Sheridan, Albrecht's Vice President of Marketing, "Independent tests show that ou rUberchuck technology can increase tool life by as much as 60%. Savings like that can offset conversion costs in a very short time and result in improved profitability down the line. While the case for the Uberchuck is clear, the challenge is overcoming inertia on the part of the manufacturers by helping them to realize that by inaction they may very well be compromising their own bottom lines."
Albrecht Uberchucks are available in three gripping ranges: 1/8"-9/16", 1/8"-3/4" and 3/4"-1-1/4". All are coolant-ready and pressure rated to 1,400 PSI. Each is dynamically balanced for high-speed operation and guaranteed to run within 0.00012" TIR or better at 2.5 x diameter, according to the company.
For more information contact:
Brian Mecca, Director of Sales
200 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788