Masa Tool Introduces NEW smaller size Microconic F15 & F16 Cartridges and UM5 Collet Series for Swiss Workholding
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Masa Tool's NEW products being introduced at IMTS 2022: The F15M5 & F16M5 cartridges and accompanying NEW UM5 collet series which includes over-grip collets and Micrograd Dial Wrench to achieve superior stability with precise, calibrated, repeatable setting of collet closure. CLICK THIS IMAGE TO ADD MASA TOOL'S IMTS BOOTH TO YOUR SHOW PLANNER
OCEANSIDE, CA - Masa Tool has expanded their Microconic line of swiss machine workholding. The new push type F15M5 and F16M5 cartridges replace the standard TF15 and TF16 collets in your CNC spindle. This enables you to use the newly introduced Microconic UM5 collet series with the Micrograd Dial Wrench to achieve superior stability with precise, calibrated, repeatable setting of collet closure. The off-the-shelf Microconic system concentricity of the cartridge and collet system combination is guaranteed to be within 5µm (0.0002") in production use.
F15M5 and F16M5 Cartridges
Both the F15M5 and F16M5 cartridges are a micro-workholding system for use in high precision, small diameter CNC turning applications which enables you to move more work to the sub spindle operations and reduce cycle time.
The F15M5 cartridge is compatible with spindles that accept Schaublin F15 76-580, E120, Southwick & Meister TF15 and Hardinge TF15 / 4607 collets, while the F16M5 cartridge is compatible with spindles that accept Schaublin F16 76-1076, E1212, Southwick & Meister TF16 and Hardinge TF16 / 4609 collets.
UM5 Microconic Collets
Along with the new smaller cartridges comes a comprehensive series of UM5 collets that are ideally suited for small diameter part sizes ranging from 0.2mm/.008" to 5.5mm/.217" in diameter. These are available in regular type UM5 collets as well as all three types of Microconic's T, V and W type Over-Grip collets. Masa Tool offers the most unique variety of over-grip collets in the industry.
Micrograd UM5 Dial Wrench
A full set of UM5 accessory products has also been introduced including a a UM5 series of Microguide EGS™ ejection guide sleeves and a new UM5 Micrograd™ Dial Wrench which is included with the purchase of any of the Microconic Cartridges. Mircrograd Dial Wrenches for the UM5 collets are now available in both metric, CW5-M, and imperial increments CW5-E.
The Micrograd™ Dial Wrenches provides a method of precisely setting clamping pressure on both the regular Microconic collets and on all series of Microconic over-grip collets. It can be adjusted in an infinite number of increments between the metric graduations of 0,02mm and inch/imperial graduations of .001" With the Micrograd Dial you can document the micrometer-adjust collet closure in your set up plan so it's done the same every time, regardless of operator skill and without relying on "feel".
Masa’s Cartridge and Collet assembly is designed to vector the chucking force directly over the holding surface. This means that the chucking force can be reduced while at the same time the holding power is increased. This opens up the possibility of shifting part operations from the main to the sub-spindle and dramatically reducing cycle time. 20% ~ 40% cycle time reduction is commonly achieved.
These new cartridges, collets and accessories will be demonstrated for the first time at IMTS 2022 in the West Building, Level 3 — 432163 — Tooling & Workholding Systems
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