Process reliability is the top priority for grooving and parting off, particularly when the tool cuts deeper grooves into the workpiece. The Walter Cut-SX grooving system, launched in the autumn of 2013, ‘cuts its grooves’ precisely into this gap in capability; the cutting depth is no longer limited according to the insert length. This makes it possible to achieve the deeper grooving and parting-off cuts that are increasingly common in many sectors of industry. At the same time, a new self-clamping system ensures that the cutting inserts are securely located.
In future, Walter will offer its Walter Cut-SX G2042R/L grooving blades with strengthened shank in four variants: As a left- or right-handed tool, each in a standard and a contra version. This makes it possible to work in any position required, even where space may be limited.
Walter Cut-SX G2012-P toolholders with through coolant have been available in the shank sizes of 20 and 25 millimetres since 2013. Walter has now added the shank sizes of 12 and 16 millimetres for smaller diameters. These are particularly suitable for use on machines with a limited ‘room to manoeuvre’. Therefore, it is all the more important that the internal supply of the G2012-P delivers the coolant directly to the cutting edge, both with and without high pressure. Initial customer findings show that tool life can be increased by as much as 200 percent.