With the G4014-P groove turning holder and the double-edged DX18 indexable inserts, Walter is launching a new system for grooving and parting off on the market. The screw of the innovative new "SmartLock" insert clamping is fitted on the side.
This makes it possible to change inserts in the machine – even where space is limited – in particular on sliding head machines and multi-spindle machines. As a result, changing inserts is around 70% faster. The clamping forces are around 30% higher than those of standard tools, increasing the stability and enabling users to achieve a significantly longer tool life. The system can be converted from operation on the left to operation on the right, making it very flexible.
The patent-pending positive engagement design of the insert seat also contributes to this: The cutting insert is centred in the seat with a prism. This prevents incorrect fitting, especially for narrow insert widths, and enables an extremely high level of indexing accuracy. The Walter grooving system consisting of G4014-P and DX18 inserts is initially available in the shank sizes of 10–20 mm, with insert widths from 1.5–3 mm and for parting off diameters of up to 35 mm. It comes with either precision cooling on the rake and flank faces or without internal cooling. Its special features make the system the current benchmark in terms of the mass production of small parts like shafts, plug contacts, nozzles or implants. Typical applications include automotive suppliers, medical engineering as well as the electronics, foodstuff and watchmaking industries.