XEBEC Floating Holder™ FAQ

XEBEC Floating Holder™

Is it necessary to use XEBEC Floating Holder?

XEBEC Floating Holder is an optional tool. XEBEC Brush Surface can be used by itself.
XEBEC Floating Holder has the following effects in mass production line.
1. Reduces machining time to adjust the depth of cut and the brush projection amount caused by brush wear (e.g. actual results: reduced by 1/18)
2. Extends tool life (e.g. actual results: extended by 4 times)
3. Stable edge quality

What is the shank diameter?

The shank diameters of the straight shank types are as follows: Φ12mm for FH-ST12 and Φ20mm for FH-ST20.
They can be attached to a wide range of machines, ranging from drilling machines to NC lathe. We also have the BT30 and BT40 types, which are special models for machining centers.

Can tooling be performed only with BT30 and BT40?

Contact us for BT50 and HSK.

Should I attach the floating holder straight shank type?

You can attach it to a machine equipment such as a milling chuck or drilling chuck.

Is it possible to change the spring load?

FH-ST12 includes 3 types of springs with different load, so you can change spring load depending on your desired finishing quality.

Can it be used for wet machining?

Yes, it can be used for both dry and wet machining.

・For dry processing, use a dust collector to collect the dust that may be generated during the processing.
・For wet processing, the holder shall not be exposed to coolant.
・If dust or coolant gets inside the holder, the floating function will not work.

Using with CNC Equipment
・When attaching the floating holder to a machining center, do not use a pull bolt with through-hole (center through pull bolt). If the coolant gets inside the holder, the floating function will not work.
・For horizontal machining center, the floating function may not work if the spring load is low.

Is it possible to use on a horizontal machining center?

For a horizontal machining center, the floating function may not work if the spring load is too weak. For FH-ST12-SL10, use the high-load spring. FH-ST20 can not be used on a horizontal machining center.

What should I do if the floating function doesn't work smoothly?

Sludge may have entered the tool. Disassemble the tool clean the inside. See the instruction manual for the details.

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