DirectCooling for turning tool holders

With a focus on sustainability and the efficient use of resources, the accurate not liberal concept of DirectCooling from Ceratizit brings a minimalist approach to machining companies.

In a typical turning scenario, coolant is distributed extensively in the machining area. However, with the new MaxiLock-S DC turning tool holders, which form part of the DirectCooling (DC) system, coolant is applied precisely to the cutting edge via two internal holes. This design guarantees that coolant is applied precisely to the cutting edge, with one hole targeting the rake face from above and the other the flank from below. The addition of flank cooling boosts service life by 60% compared with cooling exclusively on the rake face, says Ceratizit.

“We wanted to take what has since become the norm for grooving holders and apply it to our turning tool holders for external turning applications,” explains Stefan Karl, product manager – cutting tools. “This resulted in the MaxiLock-S DC range, which allows customers to boost both general process security and cutting values thanks to targeted cooling. Compared with conventional cooling, DirectCooling achieves service life improvements of around 65%, regardless of material and machining application.”

Ceratizit has also reworked the insert seat, adding greater stability to the clamping of the indexable insert, which in turn reduces wear on the cutting edge and creates better surface finish on the workpiece.

DirectCooling works with a minimum coolant pressure of just 10 bar, fed through the turning centre turret.

“Of course, the higher the pressure, the better chips are broken and cleared away,” says Karl. “This is particularly beneficial to those machining steel, especially in combination with our new ISO-P indexable insert. However, the MaxiLock-S DC is just as comfortable on stainless and difficult-to-machine materials.”

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