KM Tool Holders: Kennametal Tooling

KM Tool Holders: Kennametal Tooling 2017-06-21T15:23:44+00:00

km-tool-holders-inventoryKM tooling is otherwise known as Kennametal Quick Change Tooling. They are widely used by professionals and offer a high-quality machining, while lowering the machine downtime.

While doing any CNC machinery task you will have to change, set up and gage the tools, creating much of machine downtime. However, you can convert it into increased productivity by using KM tooling, as it offers excellent Quick Change system.

KM tooling is designed with a simple mechanism involving a lock rods and ball track and thus a high clamping force is generated from a minimal amount of input force.

This is a universal design that allows a faster tool change. Apart from the Quick Change technology, KM tool holders have other features that improve the utility of your machine.

KM Tool Holders: Why They are Exceptional Cutting Tools

The KM tooling is designed to fit a huge variety of spindles, including manual, VDI, KM-LOC II, automatic and rotating spindles. The KM tooling is extremely rigid and reliable. This is provided by a strong metal-to-metal locking device, which is not only very sturdy, but also reduces the vibration between components.

This increases the life-time of all components as well. The coupling design enables a high degree of accuracy and repeatability and protects the mechanism in case of crash. KM tool holders suit for a high-speed machinery both in terms of productivity and rotation speed.

KM tool holders come in different families and sizes. You must be aware of your needs to make the right choice. The official website of the Kennametal Quick Change Systems provides an extensive manual where you can find all the technical information on each model of a tool holder, also providing with visitors with a selection guide.

Store your tools in a safe place where they will not suffer any mechanical or chemical damage and they will serve a long a productive life!

If you are in need of KM tool holders or if you have KM tool holders you want to get off your hands, please contact us using the form on this page.

KM Tooling: The Kennametal (VM) Shank

The Valenite VM shank is the same as the Kennametal KM shank.

KM tool holders have simultaneous taper and face contact. The Clamping mechanism utilizes two angled holes in the taper shank of the KM unit. The lock rod is wedge-shaped and locking balls are forced radially outward by it.

Size

D1

D2

D3

D4

D5

L1

L2

L3

L4 min.

B1

KM40

1.575
(40.0)

1.181
(30.0)

1.457
(37.0)

1.750
(44.44)

0.138
(3.5)

0.984
(25.0)

0.433
(11.0)

0.236
(6.0)

0.472
(12.0)

0.394
(10)

 Why KM Tooling (Kennametal Tooling)

Multitasking and mill-turn centers were once considered high-end specialty machines, found only in shops with the financial resources and production volumes needed to justify such an investment. Not anymore.

Turning centers with live tool stations are becoming increasingly popular with machine shops of all sizes. These machines offer the ability to cost effectively machine parts in a single operation.

With capability comes complexity, however, and the need to maximize the output of such a machine tool investment through reduced setup time is ever present.

Kennametal Inc. (Latrobe, PA) has been meeting these needs for decades with state-of-the-art cutting tool, KM tooling and toolholder solutions such as Kennametal Modular (KM™) quick-change tooling, and has recently announced a substantial expansion of that offering, one that promises to make driven tool setup fast and accurate.

KM Tooling: Bottom Line

There is very good reason why Kennametal is one of the leading manufacturers of cutting tools in the industry! Their tools are manufactured and sold all over the world. It is one of the most recognized tooling brands that is carried in every machine shop in the country. They are known for precision, durability, and excellent performance.

Their innovations continue to make the lives of machinists easier with each new innovation and breakthrough they develop.

If you are looking for a specific tool and are interested in using one of the many KM tooling types, we are certain that one of our experts can help you to find exactly what you are looking for.

Please contact us to find out more and to allow us to help you with your tool holder needs!

If you are in need to buy KM tool holders or if you have KM tool holders you want to sell or trade with us, please contact us using the form on this page.

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