If you’re looking to make some adjustments to your machine, finding the right toolholder can be a difficult process. This is why some manufacturers are choosing to create specialty toolholders to get the job done. “This can be a simple matter of mixing and matching options already in a catalogue. If an appropriate toolholder cannot be located, a replacement can be machined by those with the in-house capability using CAD software to adjust for varying projection lengths.” Improving cycle time can be a huge benefit for companies that choose this option. MachineMetrics can then take that machine and install real-time analytics to further improve efficiency.
For many machinists, the conversation begins, “If I could have this size tool with this attachment on it, we'd be able to …”. With the variety of machine taper types, sizes, differences in the flanges, draw-in thread sizes, and pull studs, finding the ideal toolholder for the job can be a difficult task. Read More