Carbide inserts, strong coatings

TFX front turning carbide inserts (wiper style available) with up to 0.197" depth of cut in a single pass, incorporate a special chip-breaker with sharp cutting edge for chip control and surface finishes. TFT series holders have rigid side screw clamping for stable turning, preventing insert movement from Z-directional cutting forces. Pair the TFX inserts with a coolant-through holder (TFT...-OH2) to improve chip evacuation, surface finish, part tolerance, and tool life. The -OH2 style holders are compatible with new coolant-through gangs (Citizen L20 & D25 CNC machines).

TFX inserts are available in DM4, for titanium, cobalt chrome, heat resistant alloys, stainless steels, and now in ST4, a super- tough PVD-coated carbide grade. The CrAlN coating provides high hardness and resists oxidation, solving issues related to machining materials such as 304SS, 17-4PH, and Nitinol.

NTK Cutting Tools USA
SOUTHTEC 2019 Booth #523

Multiple small workpieces, single machine setup

The Kentucky-built VCN-570C various range spindle options, allows shops to balance speed and torque for machining needs and workpiece materials. A 1,659ipm traverse rate in the X-, Y-, and Z-axis also improves productivity. A servo-driven automatic tool changer can be combined with an optional 60-tool magazine to deliver more part-processing versatility through reduced tool setups and more spindle uptime.

Mazak Corp.
Southtec 2019 Booth #1709

OEE, data collection software

ShopFloorConnect OEE and Shop Floor Data Collection software gather data from every machine in a manufacturing operation, displaying results in real-time for detailed overall equipment efficiency (OEE) reports in a variety of formats. Identifying and quantifying excessive production losses and bottlenecks can reduce machine downtime by 70%.

ShopFloorConnect Version 6.0 offers dashboard customization, flexible scheduling capabilities, and machine interface enhancements. Users can improve machine OEE by tracking reasons for scrap, and Version 6.0 allows users to manually enter good and bad part count data.

Wintriss Controls Group
FABTECH 2019 Booth #D45133