Corsham-based toolholding specialist Gewefa UK has further expanded its programme of standard face and taper toolholders by 50 percent following the addition of a range of extended length holders that greatly increase the areas of application.
The Gewefa family of face and taper toolholders is among the most extensive available and now covers BT and DIN formats in SK30, 40 and 50 tapers to offer comprehensive application capability. The new length variants cover all formats including collet chucks, shell mills, face mills, shrink clamp and hydraulic chucks in standard or adaptor formats.
With face and taper, the crucial face and taper contact surfaces are precision ground to produce an exceptionally rigid tool/spindle surface contact while also optimising the clamping properties. This creates conditions for improved cutter life, better maintained accuracy and cutting capability, all features that impact positively on high speed and heavy-duty machining processes.
Gewefa has a long history as a manufacturer of face and taper tooling and as long ago as the mid 1970’s it was manufacturing toolholders in this format for machines using Waldrich Coburg, Werner and Pfleiderer and Ingersoll spindles. Subsequently it developed its own comprehensive range which is completely interchangeable with other proprietary systems.
As Gewefa UK managing director Keith Warner explains: “Being an independent supplier, our toolholders are fully interchangeable with other systems giving the user the widest range of applications. In the overall scenario of toolholding, face and taper is increasingly popular in heavy duty and high speed applications. The enhanced surface contact with the chuck has direct knock on advantages in precision, rigidity and maintaining accuracy.
The new additions are listed in a downloadable catalogue via the Gewefa UK web site www.gewefa.co.uk. To discuss individual requirements, contact:
Tel: 01225 811666
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