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Hydraulic toolholders for perfect centering of your precion tools!
Hydraulic toolholders for perfect centering of your precion tools!

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Want to bring your drilling game up to the next level?

How do you say hydraulic high precision clamping unit in Swedish? The answer is - ETP HYDRO-FIX SWISS!

This clamping unit is perfect for static front and back drilling operations and offers an improved surface quality along with an extended tool life. If you want bring your drilling game up to the next level - this is the way to go.

ETP HYDRO-FIX SWISS allows you to drill larger and much deeper holes vs ER holders or special deep hole attachements. You can alos use other hole making tools such as: boring bars, reamers, form tools and indexable tools - that often have larger shanks. Along with quick tool changes, thanks to the one screw fix system, ETP HYDRO-FIX SWISS absorbs/reduces tool vibrations, improves surface finish an increases the ability to hold tight part tolerances.

"I´d describe ETP HYDRO-FIX SWISS as the toolholder for SWISS Machines as it offers perfect centering, easy/safe tool changes, a solid backstop to prevent re-touching off and coolant adapters for your coolant feed tools - all of this for increased productivity and part quality. What´s so great is that this product is available in several designs and sizes to fit different machines, we are continually expanding our offering based on our customer´s needs and feedback." - says Mark Werner, US Sales Manager for ETP.

ETP HYDRO-FIX S - “a game changer” at Mount Mfg

In the middle of July, the medical device manufacturing company Mount MFG reached out to ETP Transmission with the hopes to streamline and improve their workflow within swiss turning. A couple of months later the manufacturing company can say that the result is beyond their expectations.

– ETP Transmission has brought our deep hole drilling capabilities to a completely new level, says Nick Hamel, Computer Numerical Control Programmer at Mount Mfg.

For nearly five years, Mount MFG has provided services to Original Equipment Manufacturer and manufactured components for a range of different systems. The manufacturer provides services within machining, laser marking, secondary finishing, assembly, passivation, as well as swiss turning - which the company was looking to improve this year. After the enquiry ETP Transmission provided several hydraulic solutions, one of which was ETP HYDRO-FIX S. The clamping units are excellent for static front and back drilling operations which are a few of the things that have improved since Mount MFG began using the tools this summer.
– I can bring my machine tool into position, load the drill, and touch it off in 15-20 seconds. The best part about it is that it gives you a more rigid and concentric clamping diameter on your tool and at the same time is easy to use. The hydraulic clamping units are set with a torque wrench which means that from operator to operator - everybody is clamping the tool the same way which creates a high repeatability of setup and therefore better process capability for us, says Nick Hamel.

Smooth and precise
The main benefit of ETP HYDRO-FIX S is the one screw fixturing system which makes the clamping unit quick and easy to handle. The precision of the hydraulic tool centering is achieved and therefore the setup time is improved, which is what Mount MFG has experienced after the usage. The clamping unit allows for smaller as well as deeper drilling, quicker tool changes, absorbs and reduces vibration, improves surface quality which increases the productivity.
It is very smooth to use. One thing I really like is that you can insert the hydraulic holder into the machine tool bore and lightly tighten the fixture screw until it clamps in the bore, then insert the tool and tighten again until the torque wrench clicks, and you’re finished. It clamps individually, one diameter before the other, and that makes it really easy to move things or to adjust your set-up quickly - if needed. The extremely low T.I.R. of these holders has allowed us to hold tighter tolerances and better surfaces finishes that we were previously unable to achieve, Nick Hamel says and continues:
We are overall very pleased with the cooperation with ETP and the opportunities that have come out of it and look forward to developing our relationship further.

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About ETP Transmission AB:

ETP Transmission AB, after being in business for more than 40 years, has successfully developed products for 3 business or application areas.

• Metalworking • Woodworking • Power Transmission

under the registered trademarks ETP® and ETP HYDRO-GRIP®.

Our business concept and all products are based upon the hydraulic principle. The ETP high precision
products offer quick assembly and disassembly. With other words, you can fit your tools or components quick, easy and precise and run at high speeds. Within a few seconds you achieve perfect centering and fastening, simply by tightening of only one screw. Saving you time and money.

We are a global company and our customers are the leaders within their segments. This is the way we likeit, working with companies that expect the absolute best from us. Your challenges drive us forward!

ETP Transmission AB

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