Tool Adapter System Reduces Inventory, Changeover Time

Users can now have a quick changeover of tools on almost any lathe or mill.

The U-tec flexible adapter system from Heimatec, now offered on all angle heads, allows various tools to be fixtured in a single base, using adapters and a collet nut, thereby reducing inventory requirements and changeover time.
The U-tec flexible adapter system from Heimatec, now offered on all angle heads, allows various tools to be fixtured in a single base, using adapters and a collet nut, thereby reducing inventory requirements and changeover time.
Heimatec

Heimatec (Prospect Heights, IL) has announced the availability of its U-tec flexible adapter system on all right-angle heads. U-tec is the company’s patented system that allows a standard ER output live tool to accept various adapters for different applications.

Users can now have a quick changeover of tools on almost any lathe or mill, using a single live tool, without having to commit to a quick-change system on the initial purchase. Additional features include:

  • Unique collet nuts with internal threading for rigid mounting.
  • The ability to have the actual cutting tool brought into closer proximity to the bearing.
  • A short and compact tool length. 
  • Internal coolant up to 2,000 psi (140 bar) as standard. 
  • All necessary clamping nuts and adapters for arbor, Weldon, CAT 40, and CAT 50.
  • Availability in shell mill, face mill, ER extension, side lock, shrink fit, hydraulic, and blank styles.
  • Compatibility most automatic tool changers.
  • 360º manual positioning.
  • Torque arms.
  • A stop block. 
  • Torque rated up to 150 Nm (110 ft-lb).     

For a video on the installation of angle heads, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy05uvNBqZM.

For more information, visit http://www.heimatecinc.com/, or call 847-749-0633.

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