Seco Expands Offering of High-Performance Tooling SystemsSeco Tools continues to develop solutions that keep pace with the natural progression of the metalcutting industry. Two of the company’s latest tooling systems that set new standards in precision and performance are the EPB 5831 Slim Hydraulic Chucks and the ER-to-Combimaster™ holders.
EPB 5831 Slim Hydraulic Chucks
Seco has expanded its line of hydraulic chucks to include the new EPB 5831 with a slender profile that makes it easy to perform semi finishing and finishing operations in confined spaces such as narrow mold cavities. In addition to their slim designs, the chucks are available in long projection lengths of 150 mm and 200 mm to reach deep into workpiece cavities. These new hydraulic chucks use high pressure and a single pressurized screw to uniformly grip small-diameter cutting tools. This secure clamping results in extreme precision and high repeatability along with a run out of less than 5 µm at 3xD for excellent surface finishes. The EPB 5831 accommodates 6-mm, 8-mm, 10-mm and 12-mm tool diameters, and with the use of reduction sleeves, the chuck holds various shank types and diameters. For example, with a reduction sleeve, the 12-mm hydraulic chuck can hold 3-mm, 4-mm, 5-mm, 6-mm, 8-mm and 10-mm tools. The chucks are available in HSK-A63, HSK-A100, BT 40 and Seco-Capto™ C5 machine side connections.
Seco’s new ER-to-Combimaster holders bring ease of use, stability and unlimited possibilities to multi-tasking machines. This unique system combines ER taper, ER clamping nuts and a ball bearing interface that allows for unmatched tool positioning and tightening during setup. Highly adaptable, the ER-to-Combimaster tooling system performs face, side and disc milling operations via insert-based milling cutters, as opposed to solid end mills. This allows for higher material removal rates due to larger cutting diameter capacities. Plus, the system’s compact design with short overhangs saves space in the machining area for improved safety and reliability. Combimaster is available in three ER sizes – 25, 32 and 40 – and five different Combimaster thread-size connections ranging from M8 to M20. The system supports a wide range of interchangeable milling cutter heads, especially those in Seco’s Turbo line.
For more information on EPB 5831 Slim Hydraulic Chucks or the Combimaster ER collet system, please contact a local Seco representative or visit.