Today’s manufacturers are pressured to produce more for less cost and
at a faster rate than ever before. The increase in production speed can
lead to ine;ciencies in the manufacturing process that cost organizations millions of dollars a year in waste, labor, and defective products. Cutting tools that can stand up to the rigorous demand of today’s
advanced machining technology and production requirements, including
repeatable accuracy and safety protocols, can help manufacturers
eliminate these issues, ultimately lowering production expense, and
increasing output and overall revenue.
Where Do Problems Originate? Wood processing machine manu-
facturers have responded to ever greater production expectations by
building machines that are capable of much faster workpiece feed rates.
This puts heavier demands on tooling systems to live up to the requirements of the machines. It’s important to note that there is a high-end and
low-end of the spectrum when it comes to insert tooling systems. Basic
clamping systems and bolt-on insert systems compromise accuracy
and safety when faced with the current manufacturing parameters and
customer demands. This creates more opportunity for defects such as
plucking, tearing, ripping, and exit blow-out. Poor ;nish quality also leads
to additional sanding and ;nishing work, raising manufacturing costs.
Additionally, average carbide inserts won’t give the edge life needed to
overcome the opportunity cost of machine downtime to replace inserts or
change over cutterheads.
Factors to Consider: Implementing a tool system guaranteed to
perform at high cutting speeds, 90m/second, or exceptionally high
cutting speeds of 120m/second, is necessary to keep pace with today’s
advanced machinery and the superior ;nish that customers demand.
In addition to a high-performance tool system, using top-grade inserts
optimize your production process. Quality micro-grain carbide inserts
coated with the most advanced formulas available will extend edge life
and seriously reduce downtime.
Tooling Advancements: When cutting quality matters, Leitz Pro;lCut Q
is the preferred tooling solution, even in the most demanding applica-
tions. The uniform clamping system utilizes pro;le knives and standard
turnblade inserts to get the job done economically with the best ;nish
quality. The unique clamping system places zero stress on the tool body,
allowing for the use of aluminum alloy and closed-bodied designs to
reduce weight, noise and vibration while optimizing balance, dust ;ow,
build-up for quick and easy knife changes – without setting gauges or
other measuring equipment or the need to completely disassemble the
cutter set. Pro;lCut Q provides perfect accuracy and repeatability with
every knife change.
With a cutting speed of up to 120 m/second, the Pro;lCut Q Premium
system outperforms any insert system available on the market in terms
of productivity and surface quality — saving time and money. The new
clamping system has been designed and tested for the highest peripheral
speeds, with a surface coating to reduce abrasion, shock loads, and heat
build-up. The innovative design provides noise reduction of up to 3dB(A).
Pre-loaded clamping elements result in fast, easy, and accurate knife
changes that can be completed in the cutter set without disassembly.
Leitz has set the standard in knife performance with the exclusive Marathon Coating technology. Only available on Leitz cutting tools, Marathon
Coating improves knife life by 25% to 200% in solid woods. The optional
high-performance coating TDC (Tungsten Diamond Coating) is an innovative development using tungsten carbide coated with diamond, known for
its strength and heat durability. TDC-coated carbide increases performance
by up to three times in hardwoods, panel materials and plastics. Wear
resistance and reduced abrasion protect resources and reduce costs.
Real Results: Organizations that have upgraded to the Pro;lCut Q and
Pro;lCut Q Premium are quickly seeing the return on their investment. A
large producer of kitchen cabinet doors has signi;cantly reduced scrap
associated with pro;le mismatching and tear-out on cross grain coping
cuts. What’s more, they did so at faster feed rates than ever before, and
the life of their insert knives nearly doubled. Another organization, a
major producer of exterior doors, eliminated virtually all customer claims
of rejects of their high-end doors. The doors are engineered to withstand
high humidity without losing any structural integrity, so pro;le design,
accuracy and repeatability are imperative to their success.
To be competitive in today’s fast-paced environment, manufacturers
must strive for organizational e;ciencies without compromising quality
products. Straightforward applications, like upgrading to a premium,
reliable, and accurate tooling system, can make a positive impact on your
manufacturing process, productivity, and bottom line. The Pro;lCut Q and
Pro;lCut Q Premium are the choice cutting tool systems to ensure cost
savings while maintaining manufacturing excellence.
For information call (800) 253-6070 or visit Leitz Tooling.com
Can speed and accuracy in machining be maximized
Up to 120 mps processing speed with easy knife changeover and maintenance.
Optimized ;nish quality results in less sanding, improved ;nishing, and lower