Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sleeves & Slitters

Alcon Post #8

Sleeves & Slitters


Tool Highlight
Sleeve
Sleeves and slitters are made for all types of industry. Sheets of paper, tape and even metal pass over the sleeve and the slitter cuts the large roll down to smaller sizes. Sleeves at Alcon are thru hardened which means you can regrind them. Sleeves are made harder than slitters so that the sleeves can be preserved and slitters can be replaced. To achieve correct tool life and cutting profile, the slitters have a variety of materials they can be made of ranging from tool steel to plastic. The cutting pressure is important to dial in on in order to get proper cut edges. CHECK OUT our Youtube video about Sleeves and Slitters by clicking on the link below:

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Sleeve and Slitter YouTube video

Slitter



Alcon Tool
565, Lafollette, OH, 44311
(330) 773-9171
Visit our website at alcontool.com
YouTube: Alcon Tool Company

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

DMG NLX Machine

Alcon Post #7

Our New DMG NLX Machine

Machine Highlight

At Alcon we use our DMG NLX lathe primarily for turning bars and producing pivot pins for earth moving equipment. The NLX size limits are: rounds up to 14" diameter and lengths up to 49". By using the steady rest, it allows us to machine bars with a high length to diameter ratio. The live tooling helps us perform additional operations that would typically be accomplished on other equipment, promoting efficiency and holding down costs. You can view a video that explains what the NLX machine does and why we use it here at Alcon by clicking on the link below:

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Alcon Tool
565, Lafollette, OH, 44311
(330) 773-9171
Visit our website at alcontool.com
YouTube: Alcon Tool Company