Vibration-Damping Adaptor Yields Vibration-Free Milling for Long Tools

Patented Accure·tec AC001 adaptor from Walter offers industries three times the process reliability and tool life. Ideally suited for the Walter Xtra-Tec XT milling cutter range.


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Walter USA Accure·tec AC001 adaptor.

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Walter USA showcases the Accure·tec AC001 vibration damping adaptor, a patented damping system for vibration-free milling when using long tools. Made specifically for shell mill mount milling cutters, the system delivers increased productivity and stability along with greater surface quality, improved tool and spindle life, and is ideal for deep pocket milling in operations at depths of up to 4xD.

The vibration damping is provided by an axially- and radially-flexible position damper element which is preset at the factory for immediate tool use. Ideally suited for the Walter Xtra-Tec XT milling cutter range (more on this range: Face Milling Cutter for Maximum Reliability and Shoulder Milling Cutter Handles Versatile Operations and Materials), Walter says the adaptors offer high industry versatility, and can be applied to the aerospace, automotive, energy, die/mold and general metalworking industries. Users are able to benefit from both the vibration damping and a system with low noise levels.

According to Walter, Accure·tec delivers its advantages of longer tool life, higher productivity and greater process reliability at depths of cut up to three times that obtained with conventional methods. Internal coolant further optimizes chip removal. Walter offers Accure·tec with all popular machine interfaces: Walter Capto, HSK/HSK-T, ISO, MAS-BT, CAT and parallel shank.         

In addition, Walter offers new sizes to its existing Accure∙tec A3000 boring bar line, which incorporates the same technology as the AC001 vibration free long milling tool adaptor. The A3000 is now available in 1.00-in. and 25-mm diameters in steel, as well as 1.00-1.25-in. diameters in carbide at 10xDc. The product extension also includes Capto C4, C5 connections in a 25-mm diameter along with HSK-T63 connections in 25-, 32-, 40-, 50-mm diameters.