The HAIMER Group, world market leader for shrinking and balancing technology, has become a complete system provider for Tool Management all around the machine tool. During EMO 2017 in Hannover the company exhibited its entire product portfolio which ranges from solid carbide tools to tool holders, shrinking & balancing technology and also presetting devices. All products complement each other perfectly and offer the ideal conditions for network integration as well as continuous data flow.
This year at EMO, HAIMER presented a complete Tool Management solution for machine tools. One of the many Highlights was the Microset tool presetting technology with which the family-owned company expanded its product portfolio at the beginning of the year. Managing Director Andreas Haimer explains: “With our broad system range we want to make the entire work process as easy as possible for the machine operator. From tools and tool holders to shrinking, balancing and highly-precise presetting technology, we are now able to offer our customers the entire process chain from one single source.”
Tool clamping and presetting belong together
The reason why the Microset presetting devices complement the well-known HAIMER products so perfectly lies in their high-quality and user friendliness. Furthermore, they cover a broad range of applications – a philosophy which HAIMER also follows when it comes to their shrinking and balancing machines. The product range of HAIMER Microset tool presetters includes entry level machines that are very profitable for the low volume users. The semi-automated machines with Autofocus are suitable for the average volume users. Last but not least, the product range includes fully automated presetting devices with linear drive which are especially designed for regular to high volume.
The presetting devices distinguish themselves through high-quality Hardware, best ergonomics and user friendliness. One of the many advantages is the thermostable cast iron construction which ensures that all operations are simple, easily repeatable and don’t require re-calibration.
Continuously compatible and network compatible
While the Microset presetting devices already have a network interface and can communicate with the machine tool, HAIMER exhibited shrinking and balancing machines that are equally equipped for the first time ever during the EMO show. A new Power Clamp series with a completely new design and software will be introduced to the market. In order to improve the user friendliness of the shrinking machines and make it even easier to use, they were further developed. From the outside, this developmental step is visible through a touch screen control panel with which the Power Clamp machine can be connected to the network.
Furthermore, HAIMER is developing a simplified Tool Management System which is designed for the combined use of the above mentioned HAIMER products. Andreas Haimer explains: “For many small and medium-sized companies most Tool Management Systems are too complicated and unstructured. We, however, offer a solution which is easy to use and provides a simple way to organize and digitize their tool presetting system.”
HAIMER has been offering another solution for data transmission for some time: Upon individual requests the company equips their tool holders with RFID Chips which enables the customer to save all the important tool data on it. In the future all HAIMER devices (at least optionally) can be purchased with a read/write station. This way they will be equipped for modern data exchange in accordance with Industry 4.0.
New Duo-Lock and solid carbide end mills for universal usage
Next to the digital developments, HAIMER also introduced many practical innovations at the EMO show, for example, the expansion of its solid carbide end mill portfolio. Aside from the Power Mill series, the HAIMER product portfolio also includes Basic Mill solid carbide end mills. These tools are reduced to the basics in terms of product characteristics and can be used in almost all materials. They are suited for a broad range of applications such as roughing, finishing, slotting, ramping (up to 45°) and even direct drilling. Compared to the performance optimized Power Mill series, the Basic Mill end mills are less expensive, but provide the same, well-known HAIMER quality. Furthermore, a number of new tool geometries and products for the Duo Lock interface was introduced. The patented and innovative thread design with double cone and an additional, third support area ensures high stability and resilience during the milling operation.
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