Walter has added Walter Capto™ toolholders and insert widths to its Walter Cut MX grooving system. Capto toolholders feature enhanced rigidity and modularity, while the tapered polygonal shape handles both torsional and bending forces with ease. This interface can be used for lathes, and for turning/milling centers.
With the new Walter Capto™ monoblock tools (C3–C6), the MX system can now also be used on machines with Capto interfaces. In addition, new parting blades are introduced to work with automatic lathes and multi-spindle machines. Walter has completed the range with new grooving inserts and toolholders for larger insert widths. Where previously only 0.031 in. (0.80 mm) to a maximum of 0.128 in. (3.25 mm) were possible, the insert width now ranges up to 0.222 in. (5.65 mm)—including the very common dimensions of 0.125 in. (3.18. 0.157 in (4 mm) and 0.196 (5 mm). Maximum cutting depth is 0.24 in. (6 mm).
These extensions are intended to make new applications possible for users of the MX grooving system, from small-parts production where a high degree of precision is needed; to job shops, where the focus is on fast, precise tool changes and cost efficiency.
The Walter Cut MX grooving system uses dowel pin location to prevent improper assembly of inserts into the holders. The dowel pin location along with the horizontal seating surface also provides the best-in-class positioning accuracy and diameter repeatability for the inserts; thus, eliminating the need for “test cuts” after every cutting edge of insert change. With a unique design, the four-edge indexable inserts can be used even after one or more cutting edge breaks for maximum cost efficiency. The inserts also have a very long tool life thanks to the Walter-specific precision cooling and the Tiger·tec® Silver grades.
Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry for over 100 years, offers a wide range of precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications. The company helps customers in the aviation and aerospace industries, automotive, energy, and general industry improve process reliability and increase productivity. As an innovative partner capable of creating digital process solutions for optimal efficiency, Walter is pioneering Industry 4.0 throughout the machining industry. With Regional Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, Walter markets its competence brands Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a network of channel partners and field engineers across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.