As a result of the increasing popularity of Turn-Mill machining centers, ISCAR has decided to expand the range of exchangeable head tools.
ISCAR has developed a new range of HSK A63 WH toolholders and tool adapters for Turn-Mill machines. These holders comply with a new HSK standard interface, recently introduced under the ICTM standard - Interface Committee for Turn-Mill and Mill-Turn machines.
The ICTM standard’s objective is to improve the angular positioning accuracy of the turning tools by tightening the tolerances between the spindle drive key and the holder key slot. The designation for the new standard for turning tools is HSK A63 WH….
The advantage of adopting the new HSK A63 WH standard is the ability to use the rotating toolholders from the conventional CNC machining centers on the multifunction Turn-Mill macines as well. Therefore, performing groove-turn, grooving, parting, facing and ISO standard applications can now be done using a wide range of MODULAR-GRIP systems, such as the CUT-GRIP, HELIFACE, PENTACUT, HELI-GRIP, DO-GRIP and SELF-GRIP lines that comply with the new ICTM standard. The same applies to blade holding blocks for parting, grooving and turning applications.
These new tools can be clamped on the modified HSK toolholders aligned in a position of 45°, 90° or neutral angles, enabling easy accessibility and preventing contact with the tailstock or chuck.
These holders also present better stability and rigidity during the
machining process, despite the long spindle nose.
Additionally, machine tool users will find the impresive range of combination tools very useful for their practical applications. Combination tools, comprising more than one operative tool, will ultimately reduce the overall machining time and eliminate the changeo