BIG KAISER and Kistler partner for precise measurement of cutting forces
BIG KAISER has formed a collaboration with Kistler whereby BIG KAISER’s MEGA New Baby Chuck and Kistler’s rotating dynamometer RCD Type 9171A are combined to deliver even higher levels of accuracy in cutting force measurement. The BIG KAISER MEGA New Baby Chuck that is available in the UK from Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) offers higher precision than traditional ER clamping systems, delivering superior run-out accuracy.BIG KAISER has specially adapted the interface on the MEGA New Baby Chuck to ensure it connects securely and accurately to the rotating Dynamometer RCD Type 9171A. As a result, customers can now achieve noticeably lower radial run-out errors by using this dynamometer.This means that ITC customers can now benefit from improved cutting force measurement accuracy, enabling manufacturers to increase the lifetime of cutting edges. For customers using the dynamometer in their own production processes, its high precision can optimise machining strategies and tooling construction to increase tool life and thereby reduce overall costs. In manufacturing, it enables tools to be replaced before they break, as increased forces at the cutting edge indicate that a failure is imminent.The Type 9171A is a piezoelectric dynamometer for use in high-performance cutting applications. It measures forces and torques even under very high loads at speeds up to 12,000rpm, allowing machining processes to be analysed and optimised while obtaining information on tool wear. Compared to previous dynamometer models, the Type 9171A delivers a much wider range of spindle speeds with improved dynamic properties and a significant weight reduction. It is particularly suited to multi-component force and torque measurements on rotating tools during milling and drilling.BIG KAISER’s collet chucks that are available from Tamworth cutting tool experts ITC, offer unparalleled accuracy for any machine spindles with very high run-out accuracy. The MEGA New Baby Chuck is the industry leading collet chuck for diameters up to 20mm. All MEGA collet chucks have a notch-free MEGA nut that prevents vibration and reduces noise levels. These chucks are tightened using a unique MEGA wrench that can safely and evenly apply force along the entire nut periphery. For further information, please contact Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) on Tel: 01827 304500.