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Strong, Accurate Toolholder

REGO-FIX will feature its powRgrip Toolholding Collet system designed to generate high clamping forces equal to or, in most instances, higher than those of shrink-fit holders. "Show attendees will experience how this safe, precise and cost-effective system - developed especially for high-speed cutting and high-performance cutting strategies - helps aerospace and firearms/defense manufacturers overcome the challenges of difficult-to-machine materials, aggressive metal removal requirements or machining situations involving long, awkward tool overhangs," said a company spokesperson.

The powRgrip system is a collet-holding system that consists of three main components - holder, collet and press fit assembly mounting unit - that work together to generate enhanced clamping force, high-vibration dampening and precision. "Unlike other clamping systems where heat or hydraulics are used to expand the material, the powRgrip uses the mechanical properties of the holder material to generate tremendous gripping force with tool run-out below 0.0001 inch," said the spokesperson. Interchangeable collets are available from 1/8" up to 1", including metric sizes, and will hold both carbide and HSS tools.

Designed for easy operation and use, the powRgrip system takes less than 10 seconds to press in a tool or remove it from the holder. Because no heat is used, tools can be used immediately after a tool change. Cycle testing exceeded over 20,000 insertions and removals.

The versatile powRgrip product line offers several special ancillary technologies and accessories as well as specific sizes that further optimize machining operations in the aerospace and firearms industries. For aerospace applications, large size powRgrip PG 32 collets are especially well suited for machining components made from Inconel and titanium. "REGO-FIX's secuRgrip technology, which combines powRgrip's tremendous gripping strength with a patented locking key system, provides an added degree of confidence for special applications such as heavy-duty material removal and the machining of expensive castings or complex parts. Plus, powRgrip Xtended Length toolholders enable operators to tackle machining applications that require longer reach or present clearance challenges," said the spokesperson.

"Likewise, manufacturers of firearms and those in defense industries can pair powRgrip with ER collets offered in two levels of precision - standard and ultra-precision (UP) that provides the lowest possible TIR of less than 0.0002 inch (5 microns) over the entire clamping range to achieve exact tolerances and enhanced surface finishes," said the spokesperson. For turning machines, REGO-FIX floating chucks effectively compensate for axis errors between the chuck and the bore when reaming and tapping. The tool's self-centering feature helps provide precise positioning of the reaming or tapping tool.

For more information contact:

Bill Obras

VP of Sales & Marketing

David McHenry

Engineering & Technical Manager

REGO-FIX Tool Corporation

4420 Anson Blvd.

Whitestown, IN 46075

800-REGO-FIX (800-734-6349)

SOUTH-TEC Booth 2528

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