As the exhibitors explain, the advent of High-Speed Cutting (HSC) called for tool-holders with extremely thin wall cross-sections. Moreover, the most important thing in the shrinking process is the exact energy output of the power generator and the corresponding time period. In response, the company developed the MS 502, a low-energy, programmed-pulse device to reliably heat these smaller tool-holders without damaging them. In addition, an air cooler is used to cool down the hot tools. In the machine on show, the shrinking operation is carried out by fixed parameters and the shrinking and cooling is carried out in less than one minute to ensure the best fit of a cutter in the holder including length adjustment. As is also pointed out, the shrinking device will shut off automatically before overheating the tools, even when it is shrinking mini-tools.
Shrink unit with water chiller
With the MS 502, Diebold will be introducing a device for shrinking small tool-holders with a combinable water chiller. According to the German manufacturers, it has primarily been developed for use in the medical technology, jewelry industry and mold-making fields.