Safe-Lock™: Roughing application in the packing machine industry
- Only Weldon holders could be used
- High tool wear on one flute (Tool breakout on the opposite side of the Weldon flat)
=> Target: Increase of tool life by usage of high precision tool holding instead of Weldon.
- Increase of tool life by usage of high precision tool holding instead of Weldon
Application: Contour milling
Cutting tool: HPC solid carbide cutter with variable flutes Ø = 20 mm, Z=4
Cutting depth: axial (ap) =0.75xD, radial (ae) =10 mm,
Cutting speed (vc): 180 m/min,
Feed rate/flute (fz): 0.07 mm
This comparison shows the wear characteristics of the cutting tools at various machining times. Of note is that, in the case of Safe-LockTM, even at double the machining time, wear is less prevalent and more
controlled than for Weldon - with 100% protection against pullout.