Reduce Tool Changeover Times with Convenient Access Door

  • Machine Tools

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, January 5, 2022 - 

A machine operator knows that a tool holder provides a safe critical interface between the cutting tool and the spindle of the machine. With the cutting tool mounted in the holder, it provides the stability to ensure a precise cut each time. 

Changeout and rotation of cutting tools can be cumbersome if the entire tool holder/block assembly needs to be removed. It means shutting down the machine tool and extra downtime in making a safe change. Money is being wasted by halting production and putting operators on this task when they could be operating the machine, running parts.

A Simple Solution to Tool Changeover

The Shibaura Machine VTL model TUE (S) access door allows machine operators to safely access the tool holder for changing out active cutting tools without needing to remove the tool holder/block assembly. Rather than disrupting production, operators can now change out cutting tools safely and without having to completely halt production by using the access door feature. The convenience of the access door provides a faster way to service active tooling without the need for a tool change, improving cycle times.

Changing out tools in a timely fashion without interrupting a job can give the competitive advantage your shop needs. Dull tools tend to produce extra scrap, preventable failures, and additional labor for change out. Using the access door allows for safe, easy, and timely tool changes.

Improve Machining Operations

The CNC vertical boring and turning mills in the TUE (S) series provide the rigidity and accuracy required for high performance machining.  The access door feature is one example of how Shibaura Machine empowers customers to improve production and reduce costs with increased machine flexibility. Specifically, for customers with the Sandvik CAPTO tool holders, operational efficiency and accuracy will be improved. 

Contact the machine tool team to learn more about all the features on the TUE (S) series.


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