ITC ‘Masters’ Turning With New BIG KAISER Line-Up
12 September 2020
As a global leader in premium high-precision tooling systems and solutions, BIG KAISER has now significantly expanded its range of turning tools. Available in the UK from Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC), the BIG KAISER brand has been broadened with multiple new toolholder dimensions and extensive new lines of indexable inserts.
In response to customer feedback, BIG KAISER has added new C4 and C8 size extensions, a Type F turning tool holder and a range of indexable turning tool inserts. This extension to the high-precision rotating tool product portfolio means that UK manufacturers can now obtain all the toolholding solutions they are ever likely to need, from Tamworth based ITC.
BIG KAISER has developed the new 'Lathe Master' for straightforward cutting-edge position setup, eliminating the need for trial cutting. This innovation noticeably reduces setup times on NC (Numerical Control) lathes. With an LED light that indicates when the tip of the tool touches the sensor plate of the Lathe Master, the new system provides convenient visual guidance for the machine operator. The Lathe Master can be used for external, internal and face turning applications. Available in both Ø15mm and Ø30mm configurations, the new 'Lathe Master' that is now offered by ITC, exhibits a repeatability level of ±2μm.
Another addition to the BIG KAISER product line that is now available from ITC is the new Weldon adapter; a surface-mounted chuck that is now offered in size C8. In addition, BIG KAISER has expanded its family of BIG Capto tool holders with a new C4 size being added to the range. This C4 size is becoming increasingly popular as a quick-change tooling system for lathes and turning centres with a turret tooling configuration. The BIG Capto C4 is now offered for both rotating tool holders and turning tools for lathes. The new arrival complements the BIG KAISER MEGA chuck rotating tool program that is already proving a resounding success among ITC customers in the UK.