Rigibore launches boring tool for lights-out manufacture
26 September 2008 10:33
Rigibore is introducing cutting edge adjustment in ‘lights-out manufacturing’
ActiveEdge® by Rigibore®
- Have you thought how you can provide added-value in your machines?
- Do you want to incentivise your customers with added built-in machine functionality?
- Do you want to offer your customers the ultimate tools for high-precision metal cutting?
Rigibore®’s ActiveEdge® technology is the first completely flexible, multi-point, remotely adjustable boring system for integration as part of a turn-key package for machine tool builders or as an aftermarket solution for your customers. ActiveEdge® delivers pioneering ease-of-use and accuracy by enabling micron adjustment of multiple cutting edges via a remote radio link – without touching the tool! The key to radical productivity gains in precision manufacturing.
Rigibore® recognises the relentless drive for ever finer tolerances and greater consistency. ActiveEdge® enables customers to achieve unprecedented levels of productivity through high-precision machining, better quality machined parts, closer tolerances, less waste and less downtime. Rigibore®’s innovative tool represents the optimum way to make fast, precise adjustments at the cutting edge in your machine!
BENEFITS of ActiveEdge® for the machine tool company
- Provides value added benefits in 24/7 machining as an integrated tool managed by an NC control
- Adds to the machine’s ability to deliver quality and accurate machining 24/7
- Purchase decisions made by the customer incentivised with added built-in, reliable functionality
- Provides machine purchasers with a one-stop shop integrating operations, gauging and boring / metal cutting
- Cost of integration for machine tool company is minimal when related to the overall selling price of machines
- Potential to sell higher volumes of machines with ActiveEdge® capability
BENEFITS of ActiveEdge® for machine tool customers
- Being able to hold a micron adjustment remotely – quality of bore and finish
- Minimal interruptions in machining operations for gauging, tool checking and adjustment
- No requirement for manual intervention to physically administer tool adjustment
- Increased control over machining capabilities and operations
- Compatibility with machine and its gauging operation
- Production cost savings and operating efficiencies
- Less manual intervention; less issues relating to potential accidents (Health and Safety)
- Fast payback period because of tool performance; accuracy and quality in application
- Minimal waste from machining process
- Simplicity in operation once integrated at source (through machine tool company) or in aftermarket product form by a Rigibore® or machine tool technician
Go on-line to the Rigibore® website at www.rigibore.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit or telephone +44 (0) 1736 755 355 and ask for Terry Negus or Jason Knights. Alternatively visit Rigibore® at EMO, Stand No. D22, Hall 4.