A new feature for Kongsberg XL tables, the MultiCUT toolhead
has been designed specifically for shops that need to cut materials for a wide range of applications.
A curved bar contacts the tab as bottles are transported neck up from trimming , gently bending the tab up close to the bottom, then a pneumatic punch with tab shape toolhead
pops up and snaps the tab into the bottom recess.
Toolhead: The toolhead is fastened to the ram on a circular plate so that it can be rotated for making angular cuts.
Attached to the toolhead is the toolholding section.
The company introduced the MultiCUT toolhead
for the Kongsberg XL22 sample-making table designed for cutting, creasing and scoring low volume corrugated and folding carton jobs.
The base adapter and the interchangeable driven toolhead are designed to be bolted together by four screws, similar to the lower and upper housing parts of a monoblock unit [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED].
This can be prevented using a factory-wide modular system with a special driven toolhead purchased for a previous application on another machine.
The actual tool change is simply a matter of unlocking a stud pin, something like a set screw, pulling the entire quick-change toolhead
off, and inserting the new preset tooling in 15 sec or less.
Next is the classic Sunray machine, Figure 4, in which both the work spindle and the toolhead
rotate to produce the Sunray pattern.
Some of the CNC machines they were using had robotic tool changers, and the factory has computer-tracked tools and toolheads
for inventory control.
In a chapter called "Watch Out For the Toolheads
," Seddon cautions managers not to be too dependent on the tools of TPS, reminding the reader that Ohno felt the approach was intuitive once the fundamental concepts were understood.
Italian firm Scaglia, which makes the toolheads
for its innovative Liftronic electronic lifting gear at a plant in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, is using the exhibition to build up its existing business among firms in the West Midlands.