REGO-FIX will feature its industry-leading powRgrip® Toolholding Collet system at this year’s SOUTHTEC show in Greenville, SC, October 22-24. The toolholder generates extremely high clamping forces equal to or, in most instances, higher than those of shrink-fit holders.
SOUTHTEC show attendees will experience how powRgrip is a safe, precise and cost-effective system – developed especially for high-speed cutting and high-performance cutting strategies – and helps those manufacturers in industries such as aerospace and defense overcome the challenges of difficult-to-machine materials, aggressive metal removal requirements or machining situations involving long, awkward tool overhangs. Additionally, SolidCAM, a leader in powerful Integrated CAM systems, will join REGO-FIX in booth 1121 to conduct an Amazing Live Cutting demonstration.
The powRgrip system is a special collet-holding system that consists of three main components — holder, collet and press fit assembly mounting unit – which work together to generate superior clamping force, high-vibration dampening and extreme precision. Unlike other clamping systems where heat or hydraulics are used to expand the material, the powRgrip uses the mechanical properties of the holder material to generate tremendous gripping force with tool run-out below 0.0001″. Interchangeable collets are available from 1/8″ up to 1″, including metric sizes, and will hold both carbide and HSS tools.
Designed for easy operation and use, the powRgrip system takes less than 10 seconds to press in a tool or remove it from the holder. Because no heat is used, tools can be used immediately after a tool change. Cycle testing exceeds over 20,000 insertions and removals, outperforming other systems on the market.
The versatile powRgrip product line offers several special ancillary technologies and accessories as well as specific sizes that further optimize machining operations. For aerospace applications, large size powRgrip PG 32 collets are especially well suited for machining components made from Inconel® and titanium. REGO-FIX’s secuRgrip technology, which combines powRgrip’s tremendous gripping strength with a patented locking key system provides an added degree of confidence for special applications such as heavy-duty material removal and the machining of expensive castings or complex parts. Plus, powRgrip Xtended Length Toolholders deliver tool holding precision and stability for machining applications that require longer reach or present clearance challenges.
Likewise, manufacturers in defense industries can pair powRgrip with ER collets offered in two levels of precision – standard and Ultra-Precision (UP) that provide the lowest possible TIR of less than 0.0002″ (5 microns) over the entire clamping range to achieve exact tolerances and extraordinary surface finishes. For turning machines, REGO-FIX floating chucks effectively compensate for axis errors between the chuck and the bore when reaming and tapping. The tool’s self-centering feature ensures very precise positioning of the reaming or tapping tool.
With U.S. headquarters in Whitestown, Indiana, REGO-FIX, inventor of the original ER collet system, is a world leader in the manufacture of Swiss precision tooling.