Live turret, as the name implies, is specifically driven by the CNC control and the turret of various spindle and powered sub-spindle configurations on CNC lathes to perform various operations while the workpiece remains in orientation to the main spindle. These devices, whether BMT or VDI, are also called driven tools, as opposed to the static tools used during turning operations. Live tools are usually customized for the particular machine tool builder’s turret assembly.
Most often, live tooling is offered in standard straight and 90º configurations with a variety of tool output clamping systems, including collet chuck, arbor, Weldon, Capto, whistle notch, hydraulic, HSK, CAT, ABS, and a variety of custom or proprietary systems developed by the many suppliers to the industry.
Our products are inspected on highly accurate Zeiss measuring machines with the results documented and placed with a tool holder. Each live tool holder has a dedicated test program with temperature and noise conditions measured and documented.
Active holder for fixed installation
Adjustable holder with Micro-USB connector. Fits for devices with and without skin with the following dimensions: Width: 75-89 mm, Thickness: 12-16 mm. 2,1A charger. 12/24V. With tilt swivel.
Keep your phone in a holder when on the road and you will always have it within easy sight and reach. The fixed holder is to be connected inside the dashboard, this gives a discreet, neat installation without cables hanging over the interior!
The adjustable holder fits for devices with and without skin with the following dimensions: Width: 75-89 mm, Thickness: 12-16 mm. Adjustable holders come in various sizes. Measure your device and compare with the holder specifications in order to make sure you have chosen the correct product (if you are using a skin: measure the device with the skin in place).
Live tooling is driven by the CNC control on lathes while the workpiece remains stationary on the main spindle. ;
BMT40 with Y Axis 12 Station Live Turrets have a serrated shaft that is inserted into an opening on the face of the turret. The tool is held in place by a mating part with teeth that are housed inside the turret. ; When an Allen wrench is used to tighten the locking screw, located on the face of the turret, the mechanism applies clamping pressure that holds the tool securely in place. The holder is kept from twisting by a pin that is located on the mounting surface of the turret.
Some advantages of VDI tooling includeThe BMT, or “Base Mounted Turret”, is often thought to be a more rigid setup overall. The BMT40 0 Dergee Live Tool Holder will mount solidly to the face of the turret with 4 socket head cap screws and is located and further secured with locating keys present on the turret face. These keys eliminate the need for indicating the tool holder to straighten it…which is most often necessary with VDI tool holders. Also, the simple design of the BMT holder’s mounting configuration makes it a good candidate for DIY (do it yourself) holders for special circumstances – something that would be very difficult with VDI.