Italian company S.C.M., founded in 1972 by brothers Angelo and Eugenio Masoero, scored its first successes with a patented quick-change chuck for tapping that featured an integrated safety clutch that was particularly suited to the machine tools used at that time. Over the years, the company expanded its production range, with the result that it can now offer five complete product series. It is showcasing its portfolio at EMO Hannover 2017, ranging from quick-change tapping chucks with pre-set tap saving device for tapping and drilling on conventional machine tools, and tapping chucks with or without axial compensation for CNC machining centers and adapters with or without a clutch, to traditional tool holders for CNC machine tools.
As well as an innovative tool holder developed as part of the Dyna Tool research project, the highlights in Hannover also notably include the Greenchuck internal lubrication system, which is both efficient and environmentally friendly. With a clever mix of 99 percent air and 1 percent cutting oil that is used instead of the usual emulsion, S.C.M. aims to ensure the Greenchuck system doesn't just save its customers money but also enables them to protect the environment. To use cutting oil instead of conventional emulsion, the Greenchuck system’s patented internal lubrication system mixes the oil with the airflow from the machine tool. S.C.M. points to a range of benefits, not least because the cutting oil - which is stored in a tank integrated in the chuck – is mixed with air in a ratio of 1 to 99. As well as increased efficiency and reduced environmental impact, the Greenchuck system also achieves significant cost savings, due in part to the possibility of eliminating disposal costs.