High-tech from heimatec precision tools and systems for productive turning and milling operations
heimatec belongs to the international technology and quality leaders for precision tools and specializes in the development and production of high-precision static and driven tools for all CNC lathes, CNC turn-/mill machines and CNC machining centers. The range of products spans from static BMT and VDI tool holders, driven tools up to highly complex customer-specific individual solutions.
For turning centers and turning machines of all well-known manufacturers, heimatec offers the specialist a broad range of driven tools and secure holders. In addition to axial and radial construction forms, heimatec has available multi-spindle machines, high- speed tools, universal heads and broaching units. We are furthermore in the position to design and manufacture tools to meet any customer-specific requirement. In addition, heimatec offers a comprehensive accessory range.Accessory tools for turning centers
heimatec has more than 30 years of comprehensive experience in the development and manufacture of driven tools. In this respect, we offer the widest range in the sector. Equipped with superior bearing technology, heimatecs power tools distinguish themselves to the maximum degree in terms of performance, as well as maximum longevity.Standard program with multiple kinds of tooling units
The range is available with standard VDI, as well as BMT interfaces and includes among others:
In addition, heimatec has a wide-ranging program of machine-related solutions for practically all well-known manufacturers. Further to standard holders, heimatec holds a large range of special tools and accessory components for commercial turning.
For highly productive processing on turning centers, multi-spindle tools are today indispensable, as with them processing with multiple tools on one machine is equally as viable as multiple processing on one workpiece. heimatec offers a wide selection of multi-spindle tools, which come in standard, as well as customer-specific configurations, in addition to internal and external coolant supply versions.
High-Speed tools from heimatec
High-speed tools come into play, if the main spindle speed of machines are too low to reach guaranteed optimum cutting speed. The High-Speed tools from heimatec permit a ratio of up to 1:4 at 24,000 rpm. Speed reduction for torque increase are also available from heimatec.
Specially for swiss type lathes, the new heimatec.Swiss Tooling has a complete tooling program available. Optimally coordinated with the necessary mechanical parameters, users of swiss type lathes may use the tooling standard system from the specialist, heimatec.heimatec.SwissTooling for the manufacture of precise and affordable turned parts
Considerable longevity and great workmanship from heimatec.SwissTooling
The SwissTooling tooling program from heimatec distinguishes itself with considerable longevity, as well as the highest workmanship. In this, heimatec insists on the best possible spindle bearing technology and ground gear components. Additionally, housings and spindles have the maximum possible rigidity. Among all the advantages of the heimatec.SwissTooling product group, user-friendliness was given the highest priority. Completing the standard program for heimatec.SwissToolings tools, special tools and specialist solutions have also been developed and the experiences of users integrated into them.
Advantages of the heimatec.SwissTooling tool program
Users of swiss type lathes can gain a range of advantages from heimatec.SwissTooling, such as:
Efficient manufacture is made significantly easier in two ways. If machine downtimes can be reduced, the productive time thereby increases automatically. By using flexible universal tools, the tool inventory can also be reduced, and costs saved as a result. heimatec developed the flexible heimatec.u-tec® tool change system for this purpose, which is established in the market for many years, and allows machining companies to utilize different adapters for a wide variety of machining tasks.
The driven heimatec.u-tec® tools are designed with a collect chuck according to DIN 6499, which allows the user to use the driven tools without additional tool adapters.
As an option, different changer inserts with standard tool change inserts such as Weldon, Kombidorn, collect chuck (including extended) or customer-specific tool change inserts can be used in the heimatec.u-tec® tools. With the heimatec.u-tec® system, a cylindrical polygon is positioned in the tool spindles behind the collect chuck cone.
This design enables huge force transfer during the machining process. The goal of the engineers was to find a sweet spot, where on one hand load steps are avoided, but on the other hand high force transmission is possible.
The tools fitted with u-tec® are supplied with a conventional clamping nut. This must be removed before inserting the tool change inserts. The u-tec® tool change inserts also have a cylindrical polygon after the collet chuck cone and are supplied as a unit with an integrated clamping nut. The tool change inserts can therefore be inserted directly into the standard u-tec® tool.
With heimatec.Capto, a further modular quick-change system is available to its product range, which considerably improves efficiency during retooling and setup. heimatec.Capto is extremely flexible and offers wide modularity, as well as high availability of interchangeable inserts for turning machines and machining centers.Advantages of the heimatec.Capto quick-change tooling system
Wide range of heimatec.Capto standard and specialist tools
Coromant Capto® is an internationally distributed, modular fast change tool system, which can be used in all machine types. The special advantage is the substantial reduction of the retooling and setup times, whilst retaining high tool flexibility. With heimatec.Capto, heimatec is extending its range of modular, quick-change tool systems. As well as a wide range of standard tools with Capto® adapters, the heimatec.Capto program also offers a multitude of specific tool adapters with machine-optimized designs.
The modular heimatec.Capto quick-change system has a compact design with short projection lengths, which allows high cutting speeds to be achieved with the greatest possible tool flexibility. The heimatec.Capto fast change tool system is available for Capto sizes C3, C4, C5, C6 and C8. heimatec only uses original Capto® components from the Sandvik company.
Users of precision boring heads can employ the comprehensive adaptation solutions from heimatec. Adapters from heimatec are available for all common tool sizes, which can be applied in connection with the Universal Changing System heimatec.u-tec® for highly accurate processing on machining centers.Comprehensive spare part offer from heimatec.u-tec® CKB
Gear skiving, a combination of gear hobbing and gear shaping, allows teeth to be machined in the most productive and high-quality method on turning centers for volume production. heimatec.Skiving is an innovative extension to our comprehensive tool program. The particular advantage of the Power Skiving process is the high machining speed, which allows teeth to be manufactured in a highly productive way and at least three times quicker than with the typical industry standard machining processes.
New family of tools for gear production with heimatec Power Skiving Owing to the combination of the most modern machining technology with innovative tool designs, it has become possible to implement long-established Power Skiving procedures commercially for series production. With heimatec.Skiving, heimatec has developed a new family of tools for gear manufacturing on turning centers, which permit the manufacture of high-quality internal and external gears in the same way as oblique and straight toothings.
Efficient tool handling with the heimatec.Skiving tool program To allow a wide range of machining capabilities, the heimatec.Skiving series tools are equipped with an angle adjustment of ± 45°. This ensures that the required working angle is continuously variable. The heimatec.Skiving tools are available with external or internal coolant supply. Efficient and user-friendly tool handling is ensured through the many available tool adapters, for example such as versions with standard collect chuck seats, heimatec.u-tec interface, hydraulic chuck and milling arbor adapters.
User-friendly tool design from the heimatec.Skiving tool family The new tool program from the heimatec.Skiving series was designed to be user-friendly and distinguishes itself through the following features:
The demands for the production of gears are huge. Connectors and gear wheels, for example, in businesses are safety-related parts and their manufacture demands the greatest precision. Using the steplessly adjustable, driven tooling unit from heimatec, toothing can be produced with the machining center with the greatest possible precision, maximum rigidity, retooling expenses and minimum operating costs.
Further characteristics of the gear cutters from heimatec:
Continuous manufacturing with the turning machine
With shaft-hub connections or gear teeth, industry needs and produces toothings of all kinds and in large quantities. In order to use machining centers as manufacturing systems optimally and thereby reduce the retooling and setup times, heimatec equips you with additional tools.
You can request that heimatec tooling units be provided with gear cutters, so that directly upon the tool revolver and/or the milling spindle of a turning machine, the gear cutting processing, the so-called Gear Hobbing can be carried out. An additional Gear Hobbing machine is unnecessary and the classic manufacturing process of impacting or milling may be dispensed with.
Cutting tools in the tooling unit are steplessly adjustable up to 360° - according to machine factors and gear geometry. In the designing of toothing, straight and oblique toothings, as well as worm shafts are possible. High stability and rigidity and thereby minimum vibration behavior are ensured and guarantee the highest possible precision and finish quality.
Fly Cutting is the manufacturing process, that is particularly suited to large series, possibly in the automotive supply and electronics industry.
Fly Cutting is well-known for some time on machining centers and is successfully implemented there.
On turning centers, this manufacturing process is, however, still new and heimatec is the first manufacturer to offer tooling units for Fly Cutting on machining centers and thus enabling such highly-productive series manufacturing.
heimatec.FlyCutting processing is characterized by the best coordination of form and quality of toothing with the highest size accuracy. In connection with the quick-change system, easy-quick HT, with heimatec.FlyCutting quick tool change and thereby an efficient processing is made possible.
“heimatec.FlyCutting is the fastest and so the most productive procedure for industrial series manufacture of toothing.“
Key Features of heimatec.FlyCutting:
High-speed spindles are always used when the cutting speeds on a lathe are too low for machining. The high-speed tools from heimatec enable a gear ratio of up to 1:4 at 24,000 rpm. Reduction gears to increase torque are also available from heimatec.
Repair of original or
Precision tools are valuable working materials - therefore it has been our tenet at all times, not only to sell new products, but also to carry out repairs. Thereby tools entrusted to us are subject to a careful inspection upon receipt and then brought back into technically correct condition. We repair third party constructions as much as our own tools.
Training and courses for optimal tool usage
So that our customer can use heimatecs precision tools comprehensively and over the long term, we offer training and courses at our Head Office in Renchen. Assembly of bearings and transmissions, maintenance of the internal tool cooling or the adjustment of couplings are topics of our practical training and courses.
Wide range of spare and accessory parts
As much as possible from one reputable company - this is a strict requirement that we aim to satisfy with our wide range of spare and accessory parts. Users of precision tools can, because of heimatec, also obtain reducing sleeves, collets, collet chucks, sealing disks, clamping nuts and many other accessories and components.