BIG DAISHOWA 20 Ways to Save Time in a Machine Shop

Scenario #7:

Are you clamping cutting tools with collet chucks on your Swiss lathe? Time-saving solution : As Swiss lathe operators know, these machines have many fixed and rotating tools in a narrow space, making it difficult to replace a cutting tool inside the machine. Needless to say, spending time working with tools while on the machine is not ideal in the production environments where the machines are often deployed. After decades of little change in terms of lathe tooling, hydraulic chucks now offer an alternative. These tool holders use a single wrench, which makes for a quick and easy change of the cutting tools on a gang slide.

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


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