Under its joint sales cooperation with Austrian ISO tooling company Boehlerit, German cutting tool manufacturer, Horn is offering customers the former's new Quattrotec tool system.
Due to the special design, four machining operations can be performed with low vibration using just one tool – drilling into solid material (including off-centre), boring, facing and longitudinal turning.
The intelligent machining solution has even better performance than Boehlerit's Pentatec turning-drilling tool, which replaced up to five ISO tools and reduced machining times by up to 30 percent by reducing idle times and tool changes. Pockets in the tool magazine are also saved.
Quattrotec allows users to reduce costs across a wider range of metals. Material groups that may be machined include low and high alloy steels, stainless steels, cast irons, wrought and cast aluminium alloys as well as copper and its alloys bronze and brass. The tool programme comprises diameters of 10, 12, 16. 18, 20 and 25mm.
Substrates are supplied in a range of hardnesses, combined with either a wear-resistant CVD (chemical vapour deposition) coating or a universal PVD (physical vapour deposition) coating. The Easy Safe System is a particular advantage of the tool, as a groove on the underside of the indexable insert ensures that it can be installed in the insert seat quickly and precisely without any possibility of error.