• The mechatronic tool system TOOLTRONIC from MAPAL.
  • The TOOLTRONIC in action when machining a valve housing.
  • MAPAL facing heads for facing, grooving and contour machining.
  • Line boring bars from MAPAL are used especially for machining bearing bars.
  • TOOLTRONIC ...

  • ... the mechatronic tool system

  • Facing heads

  • Line boring bars

TOOLTRONIC and facing heads

Depending on the application, the MAPAL specialists can choose from various tool concepts from the actuating product range:

The mechatronic tool system TOOLTRONIC is available as the universal input for more manufacturing versatility and flexibility on machining centres and special machines. TOOLTRONIC for machining centres is a full interchangeable tool axis that permits a broad spectrum of applications.

Facing heads are used for face turning, recessing and machining contours predominantly in large-scale series production on special machines. The operation of this slide tool and the actuation of the tool holder and inserts is via an NC-controlled crossfeed device that is on the spindle drive or on the rear of the feed unit.

The mechatronic tool system TOOLTRONIC

The TOOLTRONIC mechatronic tool system implements actuation movements easily and reliably on both machining centers and special machines. The processing of contours, undercuts and non-cylindrical bores is just as possible as closed control loops for cutting edge compensation or the simple production of multi-variant part families.

With its inductive energy and bidirectional data transfer, the self-contained drive module represents a full-fledged NC axis integrated into the higher-level machine control. This means that the full functionality of modern CNC controls can also be used in conjunction with TOOLTRONIC.

Depending on the machining task, different facing heads (outputs) from MAPAL are used on the modular TOOLTRONIC connection. As standard, eccentric actuating tools (EAT) are used. Applications that require a large stroke with a tailored spindle speed are covered using linear actuating tools (LAT).
  • EAT facing heads for high spindle speeds

    Advantages of the eccentric actuating tools:
    • High accuracy at the highest spindle speeds
    • Static imbalance compensated by eccentric principle
    • Lower actuation forces and drive powers
    • Particularly suitable for HSC machining
    • Facing head is lubricated for life​​

  • LAT facing heads for large strokes

    Advantages of the linear actuating tools:
    • ​​​​​​​Large strokes possible with matched spindle speed
    • Can be used in a modular manner on TOOLTRONIC for machining centres or as a special solution 
    • Flexible interfaces for mounting tools
    • Depending on the specific application, spindle speeds up to 4,000 rpm can be realised

Facing heads

Facing heads are used for face turning, recessing and machining contours predominantly in large-scale series production on special machines. 
The operation of this slide tool and the actuation of the tool holder and inserts is via an NC-controlled crossfeed device that is on the spindle drive or on the rear of the feed unit.
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The MAPAL standard range of facing heads consists of the following four concepts:
  • Single slide LAT1

    Features:
    • Medium to heavy machining with maximum overall stiffness
    • Designed for central lubrication through the drawbar
    • Standard range, LAT without internal coolant supply

    Spindle speed range:
    • Low spindle speeds, without balancing compensation
    • Spindle speed limit and actuating force are dependent on LAT size, tool weight, tool length and slide position

  • Parallel double slide LAT2

    Features:
    • Medium to heavy machining with maximum overall stiffness
    • Machining variants z=1 or z=2, both slides equipped with mounting tool or slide 1 equipped with mounting tool, slide 2 with compensation weight
    • Designed for central lubrication through the drawbar
    • Standard range, LAT without internal coolant supply

    Spindle speed range:
    • Medium spindle speeds, balance compensation by means of symmetrical double slide
    • Spindle speed limit and actuating force are dependent on LAT size, tool weight, tool length and slide position

  • Single slide LAT C

    Features:
    • Medium to heavy machining with maximum overall stiffness
    • Defined mounting tool weight is compensated by matched balance weight
    • Designed for central lubrication through the drawbar
    • Standard range, LAT without internal coolant supply

    Spindle speed range:
    • High spindle speeds, balance compensation by means of counter slide
    • Spindle speed limit and actuating force are dependent on LAT size, tool weight, tool length and slide position

  • Round slide EAT with HSK

    Features:
    • Medium machining at very high spindle speeds over complete stroke range
    • Defined mounting tool weight is compensated by matched balance weight
    • Low angle change at the cutting edge geometry
    • Designed for central lubrication through the drawbar
    • Standard range, EAT without internal coolant supply

    Spindle speed range:
    • Very high spindle speeds, there is no imbalance due to the nature of the system
    • Spindle speed limit and actuating force are dependent on EAT size, tool weight and tool length
    • Actuating force independent of the slide position