TRIBOS-Mini: Tool Clamping for the Smallest Diameters

July 20, 2010

SCHUNK continues to expand the TRIBOS toolholding family by now offering Mini toolholders and SVL extensions. TRIBOS Mini toolholders and extensions now have clamping diameters as small as 0.3mm (0.012”).

This means that circuit board tools with straight shanks can be held directly in a holder.  With the introduction of the new TRIBOS Mini, SCHUNK eliminates the need for many special cutting tools with larger tool shanks.

The clamping principle of TRIBOS Mini is based on the elastic forces of material to clamp the tool shank. The clamping process can be done within 30 seconds by means of a clamping device, either the manual device SVP-2 or the automatic clamping device SVP-3, together with corresponding reduction inserts.

The run-out accuracy and repeatability is less than 3 microns. Due to the rotational symmetric design, a basic counter balance of less than 4 g/mm is guaranteed. TRIBOS Mini offers all the benefits of the existing TRIBOS toolholding family. Since the TRIBOS system has no moveable components, it is absolutely maintenance free and the user will appreciate the long tool life.