EMO Preview: New Insert Clamping System for Horn Supermini

Horn has developed a new tool holder for its Supermini type 105 grooving and boring tools. In the new design, the process for clamping the carbide insert uses a tensioning wedge on the face rather than the circumference of the tool, as was previously the case. This enables the insert to be held in place with more force, which makes the entire system more rigid. Additionally, the new clamping design results in a higher level of repeatability when changing inserts and allows for better use of the space available for mounting it due to the face clamping concept. This is a significant advantage when working with Swiss-type lathes, as it enables users to change the insert without removing the tool holder.

The Horn Supermini tool system is able to bore holes from 0.2 mm to 8 mm in diameter. With over 1,500 varieties available as standard, there is a solution to suit every user. In addition to boring, the system is designed for grooving, chamfering, threading, broaching and other machining operations. The cutting geometries and the substrates can both be adapted to the materials being machined.