New MAPAL Tool Holders Programme

At a Glance
  • New design concept for chucks with added value
  • Brilliant surface finish and clear handling information
  • Expansion to the entire chuck programme planned
  • Corrosion-resistant chucks
  • Self-explanatory, straightforward handling – foolproof
  • Greatest possible stability with optimal usage of resources

Carefully considered Design taps Potential

Not only the appearance of the chucks was revised, above all added value for the customer was to be generated by means of carefully considered industrial design. Why? An ingenious design is not only a visual highlight, it also taps economic and ecological potential. Starting from this point, the product designers prepared, together with those responsible for the products at MAPAL, a new concept that is also based on function and FEM analyses.

The chucks designed according to this concept shine proverbially with a new brilliance. One of the elements in the new concept is the brilliant surface finish. This surface finish, produced by a specially developed polishing method, ensures that the chucks are more resistant to corrosion than in the past.

Easy, Self-explanatory “foolproof” Handling

A further requirement on the new design was so-called “foolproof handling”; that is the easy, self-explanatory handling of the chucks. Controls were to be identifiable as such more quickly with directly understandable handling information. These requirements were addressed, on the one hand, by the blue colour for the controls, such as the actuating screw on a hydraulic chuck and, on the other hand, by internally developed symbols that contain corresponding information, independent of the related language.

Last but not least the shape of the chucks, their weight and use of material were studied and optimised. The new shape addresses the requirements for the greatest possible stability with optimal usage of resources. Even the smallest weight savings on chucks have major effects that become apparent in use over the long term. Among other aspects, the lighter the chuck, the less energy is required during the acceleration and braking of the spindle.

Corporate design creates Recognition

Due to the new corporate design, the complete clamping technology range can be immediately identified as a MAPAL product – with a promise of quality and function.

 

HORN: New Supermini HP Geometry + Holder Systems

New Supermini HP and Holder Systems

The new HP geometry for SuperMini is suitable for drilling, boring, face turning and skimming. The new cutting geometry enables shorter machining times due to higher cutting depths. As well as the new geometries, Horn has developed a new holder system for the Supermini type 105. In addition to high repeatability when changing inserts, this results in a higher holding force of the insert and therefore a high rigidity of the overall system.

 

 

Please contact us for more information on the new Supermini HP geometry and the new Supermini holding systems.

 

Horn Milling System 406 with Wiper Geometry

Milling System 406 with Wiper Geometry                     

Paul Horn GmbH has extended the 406 tangential milling cutter system to include an insert with wiper geometry for finishing. The new insert has been developed in response to demand from Horn’s customers, reflecting the fact that surface quality requirements are constantly increasing. The new geometry produces very high surface qualities, even at high feed rates, resulting in shorter machining times. Moreover, the geometry makes it possible to reduce the need for subsequent grinding processes.

The single-edged finishing insert is used in the 406 system’s 90-degree shoulder mills. Only one insert with wiper geometry is required in the tool body. The remainder may be standard 406 system indexable inserts. The wide finishing insert is available in grade AS4B for the workpiece material groups P and M, and in grade AS46 for workpiece material group K.

Please contact us for more information.

 

EMO 2019: New Coating IG35 from Horn

New Coating IG35 with High Heat Resistance

The new IG35 insert coating allows Horn to offer high performance and long tool life when machining stainless steels, titanium alloys and superalloys. In combination with the 3V and FY geometries, the aluminium titanium silicon nitride coating prevents the formation of built-up edges due to the low coefficient of friction. Thanks to HiPIMS coating technology, the coating exhibits very smooth properties and high heat resistance. Furthermore, the tool coating is free from defects such as inclusions or other coating faults at the cutting edge.

Horn adapts the coating system, the chipbreaker geometries and the micro-geometries to applications such as internal and external grooving, longitudinal turning, circular interpolation milling and solid carbide milling. The user can achieve higher cutting parameters, enabling a shorter cycle time, which in turn has a positive impact on unit production costs. The use of the new coating also leads to higher surface qualities.

The IG35 coating is available for the S100, S101, S224, S229, and S274 grooving systems as well as for the circular interpolation milling and solid carbide milling systems.

Please contact us for any information you need on the new coating.

 

 

EMO 2019: New Parting Off Solutions along the Y Axis

Efficient Grooving using High Cutting Parameters

Paul Horn GmbH is offering new tool holder variants for the S100 system for parting off with the feed movement along the Y axis on turning/milling centres. This method enables a very effective grooving process with high cutting parameters, resulting in shorter machining times. Furthermore, there is the option to part off large diameters with a compact grooving tool holder as well as to part off with narrower groove widths.

Large moments of force occur, particularly when parting off workpieces of larger diameter. The space available in a machine often does not allow tools of large cross section to be used. With the new arrangement of the insert in the tool holder, the cutting forces are diverted to the main cross section of the grooving tool. This results in increased rigidity of the system as a whole for a given cross section of the grooving tool holder and allows higher feed rates to be used. The force in the longitudinal direction of the tool means narrower holders can achieve the same system rigidity. In modern generations of turning and milling centres, parting off with the new grooving tools causes the cutting force to be diverted in the direction of the spindle, meaning higher rigidity of the overall.

Horn is offering two holder variants for the parting off process. For the 842 and 845 modular grooving system, there is a cartridge with cutting widths of 3 mm (0.118″) and 4 mm (0.157″). There is also a reinforced grooving blade, also with widths of 3 mm (0.118″) and 4 mm (0.157″). Both variants are equipped with an internal coolant supply via the clamp and through the support. In addition, the S100 system provides an option for direct cooling through the cutting insert. The maximum groove depth (Tmax) is 60 mm (2.362″). The tried-and-tested grooving insert of the S100 system is used, which is available in various substrates and geometries.

Please contact us for any information you may need on these solutions.