ATC Alignment Tools
Help ensure long tool life while reducing stress on spindles with the ATC Alignment Tool from BIG Kaiser (Hoffman Estates, IL). When automatically loading a tool holder, any misalignment of the ATC gripper to the spindle may cause damage to the spindle taper. The ATC Alignment Tool allows operators to avoid such problems by making sure the ATC gripper aligns the tool with extreme precision, which prevents any collision and potential damage, says the company. The tool may also be used to align the ATC gripper to the magazine tool pockets. The tool features a built-in stylus that determines the high/low values when the plug is slowly rotated. The values are displayed on a 10 micron/div. dial indicator and reveal the eccentric direction—half of the gap between the high and low is the eccentric amount.
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