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30 December 2016

VLF guide bushes from Floyd suit lights-out machining - prevent unscheduled stoppages

Guide bushes to prevent unscheduled stoppages Floyd Automatic Tooling - Very Low Friction (VLF) guide bushes help avoid unscheduled stoppages.
For sliding-head turning shops that are running lights-out production, Floyd Automatic Tooling has introduced the company’s Very Low Friction (VLF) guide bushes to help avoid unscheduled stoppages.

Production engineers familiar with running a sliding-head machine will know that difficult-to-machine aerospace alloys like titanium can 'pick-up' or 'snag' in the bore of the guide bush during production. This is particularly common on longer parts.

Floyd Automatic’s solution is the range of VLF guide bushes. These are coated with a tungsten-based layer that reduces friction, eliminates sticking or bar pick-up and dissipates heat. Not only will customers benefit from improved machine utilisation, but surface marking is reduced, while scrappage rates from marking are eliminated, says Floyd. The coating can be applied to any guide bush, and can be reapplied if required.

Steed Webzell

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