Chucks and reduction sleeves cut tool-holding hassle

Manufacturers must overcome specific machining challenges cost effectively. With this goal in mind, Seco offers its comprehensive range of hydraulic chucks and accompanying reduction sleeves in three versions, each able to accommodate several tool shank size variations for reduced tooling inventory. With 360° tool-shank holding strength and precise centring, the hydraulic chucks and expansion sleeves ensure reliability, along with exceptional machining performance and maximised tool life, reports Seco.

For simple, easy-to-use, versatile tool holding, the three versions of Seco hydraulic chucks include the HC Conventional, HCR Reinforced and the HCS Slim. The HC Conventional delivers precision holding for drilling, reaming and light milling. As a universal solution, the HCR Reinforced provides effective holding for all applications from HSM to HPM and for all kinds of tool shank types like cylindrical, weldon and whistle notch. The HCS Slim is suitable for accessing deep, narrow part cavities during five-axis machining at high speeds. Seco’s hydraulic chucks support all of the company’s round tools.

“Complicated tool-holding systems not only require special care and training to avoid operator injury, they add extra time and costs,” says Seco product manager Yves Heitz. “Seco hydraulic chucks and reduction sleeves eliminate the risk, as well as any extra maintenance,so users get in-cut faster while gaining tool-holding versatility with less required tooling.”

For added flexibility to accommodate a wide range of cutting tool sizes, 05FHC slotted reduction sleeves allow one holder to handle various shank diameters. They provide through-tool or peripheral cooling capabilities and work with either metric or inch-size tools.
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