Starting a Machine Tool Preventive Maintenance Program
The ForceCheck line of gauges is known industry-wide as the standard for reliable, easy to use, and accurate machine tool force gauges. In fact, most major machine tool manufacturers use ForceCheck in their service departments departments!
Spindle runout test arbors offer a quick and easy way to verify that a machine spindle is running true after a crash, after moving a machine, or periodically as an accuracy check. TAC Rockford stocks runout arbors for Steep Taper CAT/ANSI, BT, and DIN, as well as for HSK, Capto, and KM.
Improper alignment between tool pockets, changer arms, and the machine spindle can cause premature wear on tool changer components, the spindle taper, and tool holders. Tool changer alignment tools help with initial set-up of the tool changer, as well as periodic adjustment or verification of correct alignment as part of a preventive maintenance program. Available for Steep Taper, HSK, Capto, and KM.
Before checking tapers, we recommend thoroughly cleaning tool holder and spindle tapers. Critical to maintaining a rigid interface is cleanliness of the spindle and tool holder taper. We offer spindle taper wipers and tool holder cleaning units to help make cleaning an easy and consistent part of an effective preventative maintenance program.
The TUL system is designed to provide for the safe storage, transportation, and accessibility of high-quality precision tools. The system includes mobile carts and storage cabinets for the accommodation of the renowned TUL tool carriers. In designing the system, particular attention was given to providing for safe handling, good mobility, flexibility in everyday use, and ample load bearing capacity. The result is a system for the protective transportation and ready accessibility of tooling.