Villa Park, Illinois – The importance of the tool holder is still understated, especially when it comes to roughing and heavy dutymachining. Metal removal rates in these types of processes are absolutely crucial for the productivity of the machining operation. By using special shrink fit chucks with drive pins and spiral grooves in the tool shank it is now possible to performhigh-feed full slotting of up to 2 x D (50mm) or more indifficult to machine materials. Application studies conducted by the machine tool manufacturer Heller have proven the effect of the HAIMER Safe-Lock system.

Especially within the aerospace, energy and mechanical engineering sector, production managers have to bridge the gap between economic efficiency and high process reliability when working with materials that are difficult to machine. Fortunately there is peace of mind in knowing that the machine technology innovations continue to develop to meet the ongoing demands of manufacturing.Heller machine tools is known as a source of inspiration for these kinds of innovations. The company, located in Nuertingen, Germany, is known for its high quality 4 and 5-axis CNC machining centres, CNC mill/turning centres, CNC machines for crankshaft and camshaft machining as well as flexible manufacturing systems. Customers value their availability of products and their competency in managing special processing demands. Both qualities stem from Heller’s in-house manufacturing, which relies on closer collaboration with customers, suppliers and researchinstitutes to remain on the forefront of innovation.

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