In our tooling spotlight, we break down what you need to know about our most effective tooling solutions. This month’s MVP is ThermoGrip CNC Tool-Holding System.
The Leitz ThermoGrip® heat-shrink tool-holding system offers unrivaled precision. The one-piece chuck design eliminates excess tool run-out common to collet and hydro tool-holding systems. Heat shrink technology allows for higher machine output, while yielding optimized cut quality and significantly extended tool life.
Heat shrink chucks offer the simplest and most rigid link between the machine spindle and cutting tool. Heat shrink chucks are inexpensive, one-piece tool holders, without moving or mechanical parts to wear or maintain.The ThermoGrip® tool holding system uses an inductive heating concept to provide stronger, more concentric tool clamping. This leads to increased tool life, better surface finishes, and improved cost efficiency.
What makes it better:
- Highest torque transfer; essentially a one-piece tool and HSK-F63
- Safe, rigid balanced to 36,000 RPMs
- Optimized tool performance, finish quality
- Increased cutting speeds (by 30%)
- Improved machine productivity
- Compact, solid design with no wear parts; right or left rotation
- Easy cleaning/maintenance; unlimited lifespan
- Reduced tooling costs; fast tool changes
When to use it:
With CNC and other precision machining.
The annualized savings utilizing Leitz ThermoGrip can be astounding. You will reduce tooling costs by a minimum of 25% and increase machine and operator productivity by at least 20%. ThermoGrip users have noted annualized savings of at least $15,000 per shift, with expanded production capacity. The ThermoGrip system generally pays for itself within months, and the maintenance-free chucks provide virtually unlimited service life.
Add this MVP to your line-up.
Download our ThermoGrip PDF.
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