Emphasis on productive solutions for subcontractors from Gewefa at Southern Manufacturing
Gewefa UK Ltd, the Corsham based specialist toolholding and allied equipment supplier, is offering products with special appeal to subcontract manufacturers at Southern Manufacturing 2018.
Keith Warner, managing director of Gewefa UK, says: “We met a lot of subcontractors at our first appearance last year and it was clear they are always on the lookout for toolholding and metal cutting solutions that give them a lead in productivity, precision and repeatability. In the past year Gewefa has introduced a number of innovations and we will be featuring them at a UK exhibition for the first time.”
These will include the Gewefa ‘HydroPin’ hydraulic chuck with a fixed stop pin and the new ‘Easy-Fix’ boring bar toolholder. The HydroPin single point boring bar toolholder is a Gewefa invention and utilises the proven tool grip features of a hydraulic chuck with the added advantage of guaranteeing fixed orientation when positioning the bar. ‘Easy-Fix’ is a unique hydraulic chuck for holding Sandvik Coromant Easi-Fix boring bars. It removes the need for reduction sleeves while eliminating run out and guaranteeing the centre height at the insert tip. Setting time is substantially reduced, by as much as 75 percent, with the Gewefa design featuring a spring plunger mounted in the toolholder body. This locates into a fine groove machined into all Coromant Easi-Fix boring bar shanks and aligns the bar position precisely for the correct centre height. Along with the hydraulic chuck operation, a secure grip is guaranteed with integral anti-vibration damping to optimise the machining process.
In addition, the Gewefa stand will also feature products from Gewefa’s partners, who they represent exclusively in the UK. These will include EWS static and driven tools, OTT spindle monitoring equipment, Pibomulti angle heads and speeders, Nann collets and Rineck heat shrink clamping machines.
Highly experienced Gewefa personnel will be available to discuss all aspects of toolholding and related products with visitors.