BIG DAISHOWA 20 Ways to Save Time in a Machine Shop

Scenario #6:

Do your holders make it difficult to replace worn or damaged cutting tools? Time-saving solution : Collet chucks need to be loosened and cleaned. End mill holders have screws that need to be loosened and cleaned. Heat-shrink holders take time to heat and cool. None take all that much time on their own, but two minutes here and two minutes there, over the course of months, add up to a tangible cost. The mechanical advantage of hydraulic chucks offers consistent clamping force with little operator-to-operator variation without special fixtures or tools. Add the fact that they are also the fastest clamping technology and you have a time-saver and quality control in one package.

Estimated time savings: 5-15 minutes per cutting tool replacement


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