Widely recognised as a ‘go-to’ company for a complete range of solutions for sliding head lathe users, Floyd will be keen to highlight that its extensive product lines for advanced machining technologies also extend to high performance milling, drilling and precision workholding.
On stand H20-620, the Baldock specialist will be highlighting everything from cutting tool solutions, collets, guide bushes, bar feed collets and associated tooling. New to MACH will be Applitec Top Line inserts and coatings that improve machining performance on a host of material types.
Alongside will be the new Masa Microconic sub-spindle collets. Precise and stable clamping of small workpieces in the sub-spindles of sliding head machines has long been an issue for turned part manufacturers. Floyd has pioneered many solutions in this area, but this latest development in association with Masa tools is new to the marketplace.
To truly understand the Microconic concept, manufacturers must first consider that only three things are in physical contact with the workpiece: the cutting tool, coolant/cutting fluid and the workholding. The Microconic over-grip collet system consists of a cartridge and precision collet. The over-grip collet fits inside a cartridge and is accurately adjusted before it is fitted directly into the existing collet sleeve with no machine adaptations required.
The collets can open up to 4mm larger than the clamping diameter and also incorporate an ejection guide sleeve blank which helps the user to solve the difficulty of ejecting parts from the collets after machining. Ideal for processing parts with stepped features such as connectors, screws or other common components, the over-clamp system can clamp over the protruding features and securely clamp on the main body of components.
The collets are available for F20 and F25 style collets with clamping diameters from 0.2mm to 10mm and concentricity level of 3-5µms.
For high quality component marking, Floyd Automatic Tooling will also be introducing the latest Hommel+Keller brand of Zeus marking systems at MACH. In addition, making their debut will be the enhanced Flo-Tool Triple back-working holders and the Schwanog form tool program for users of turning centres and sliding head centres.
Furthermore, the company will be introducing a full range of high performance milling tools and the Nutex slotting tools from Alesa of Switzerland.
For users of tool and cutter grinders from Anca, Walter Helitronic, Schneeburger, Studer, Strausak and Vollmer, manufacturers can look out for the latest range of Schaublin workholding solutions. Innovations for these machines will include the SRS Runout Adjustment system and the recently launched Cartridge system with interchangeable adaptors.