Floyd introduce new form tooling system

Now available from Floyd Automatic Tooling is the flexible new MSIK modular tooling system from Schwanog for external and axial grooving operations.

Unlike rival systems, the new MSIK system enables coolant to be delivered straight to the cutting edge to enhance tool life, surface finishes and swarf evacuation.

With the impressive new Schwanog MSIK modular system that is now available from Baldock based Floyd Automatic, the dual coolant channels supply fluid internally to the cutting edge from two directions via the tool base body and cartridge. This eliminates the need for external coolant lines that can disrupt operations and often fail to deliver fluid to the cutting edge when undertaking intricate machining within a compact work envelope.

The impressive new MSIK exchangeable tool holder system is completely modular to demonstrate the highest level of flexibility for the end user. The tool base body that has been designed for the machine tool interface, can be adapted with different standardised cartridges for grooving. Securing the cartridges to the tool body is an interface that bolts cartridges to the side of the base body ensuring a stable and secure connection.

Cartridges from Schwanog’s WEP and PWP cartridge systems are both interchangeable with the MSIK system. For both the WEP and PWP cartridge systems, the range of indexable inserts is extremely diverse with dimensions, geometries and grades to cater for all applications. Furthermore, as specialists in small part turning, grooving and parting, inserts can be ground to forms according to customers’ drawings.

The tool base body is available in a range of sizes and types to suit all turning centre toolholding setups. The system is offered in polygonal Capto in sizes C3, C4, C5 and C6 with or without serration, HSK-T63 and also in the TS system configuration to TS40, TS50 and TS60.

In addition, the base body is available with right and left hand configurations as well as a 90 degree option with the potential of one or two cartridge seats to suit both the existing WEP and PWP tooling systems from Schwanog.