Just fix it any old way? Quite the contrary: How a tool is fixed largely influences the machining quality of the workpiece manufactured with it. Accordingly, the FIX-Profil® system is an indispensable component of the interchangeable form tools by ZWT, helping to implement the quality of the whole concept. Managing Director Bettina Bernhard presents the benefits of the FIX-Profil®.
Fixing pin, clamping element with double threaded pin, matching insert fit, and that's it: At first glance, the FIX-Profil® system is simple – but there is a lot more to it. Seen in detail, this type of fixing the tool in a matching holder offers numerous advantages. ZWT Managing Director Bettina Bernhard: "To start with, the small building height of the fixing solution is a major benefit compared to other systems: It makes the fit of the tool much more stable and helps to avoid chatter marks due to vibrations in the tool which might otherwise occur."
Another benefit of the FIX-Profil® is the large contact area and special form fit of the insert: It gives the interchangeable form tool optimum stability in operation. This connection between tool and holder and the in-center fixing by means of the fixing pin allows for using tools with a high repeat and change accuracy.
Not only that the tools manufactured by ZWT can be changed quickly and easily in the machine, across all tool batches: You can also be sure that every workpiece produced after a tool change will be a good part.
Thus, tools and holders with FIX-Profil® are some of the major aspects for an optimized manufacturing process: ZWT offers optimized machining solutions which not only provide optimum quality but also the best possible part production times for the workpiece manufactured by you. "When our customers are planning a manufacturing process, we'll be happy to be involved from the start," says Bettina Bernhard about the intensive co-engineering service options offered by ZWT. "If you describe the part you wish to manufacture, we know from our wide range of experience what type of tool solutions will be the best investment for you."
Refer to our overview of interchangeable form tools and FIX-Profil® holders to see what ZWT and the FIX-Profil® system have to offer. Contact us without any obligation if you want to learn more about our time-proven system!