April 1st, 2013
Cogsdill Tool Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of our new Micro Roller Burnishing Tools to our family of Burnishing products. The Micro Roller Burnishing Tool program offers a compact design for use where limited space is available on multi-spindle automatic and screw type machines. This new program offers a unique rear adjustment mechanism which allows the effective length of the tool to be kept compact.
The new program is offered in both internal and external styles. Internal thru style tools are offered in sizes from 0.187-0.501 inch (4.75-12.73mm) diameter, and bottoming style for diameters larger than 0.246 inch (6.25mm). External tools are offered in sizes from 0.054-0.254 inch (1.37-6.45mm) diameter in bottoming style.
Refer to our new Micro Roller Burnishing Tools brochure #501 for our product program, assembly and disassembly instructions, and tool adjustment instructions. View our new catalog online at www.cogsdill.com. For additional information, contact our Customer Service Department, one of our Regional Sales Managers or Manufacturer’s Representatives, or one of our distributors located in your area.
January 24th, 2013
Year 2012 saw the arrival in National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) Jebil Ali plant, a Doosan DBC 130L horizontal boring machine equipped with Cogsdill (www.cogsdill.co.uk) ZX 300 facing/contouring head, and a modular tooling package to enable a range of boring operations to be completed. The DBC 130L along with two Puma 700 LM horizontal turning centres form part of a full turnkey package supplied by Passtech Machine Tools ME Ltd (www.passtech.co.uk).
NOV Dubai has established itself as a centre of excellence within the National Oilwell Varco family and has become the blueprint for other NOV plants worldwide due to the modern methods or manufacture deployed along with prudent engineering management which culminate in output of the highest quality while achieving major cost savings throughout the manufacturing process. Passtech Machine Tools ME Ltd have assisted NOV in achieving this impressive end result through knowledge share and support in conjunction with the product knowledge and experience of NOV’s experienced engineering management team.
Utilisation of the Cogsdill facing head equipment along with visionary programming of the HBM machine has allowed NOV to slash previous production times and eliminate scrap through a robust and sustainable production process. The Doosan DBC range of CNC horizontal boring machines have already established themselves throughout the GCC states major CNC machine shops and this machines flexibility is being enhanced further by Cogsdill products throughout the regions.
Contouring head basics
NOV utilises the Cogsdill ZX contouring head to the maximum. Contouring heads transform a horizontal boring mill’s W-axis quill motion into radial cutting edge motion, David Grundy, General Manager of NOV explains. “Inside each tool is an actuator shaft with an inclined key that precisely mates with a slot in a tool slide. Quill extension pushes the actuator shaft and causes the tool slide to move outward, increasing the diameter of the rotating cutting edge. Quill retraction decreases the cutting diameter.”
Combining a machine’s quill motion with its table feed allows a single head to perform many operations. Facing can be performed by moving the quill (and thus, the cutting edge) while the machine’s table remains stationary. Keeping the quill stationary and moving the table enables boring and turning operations. Combined quill and table movements can generate features such as radii, chamfers, tapers and complex ID or OD contours.
Programming a contouring head is simply a matter of coordinating the machine’s W and Z axes to guide the cutting edge. Depending on the contouring head model, though, the ratio of quill stroke to radial cutting edge stroke might not be 1:1, this must considered when creating part programs. For example, some ZX heads have a 2:1 ratio of quill stroke to cutting edge stroke.
Machine-specific bonnets allow a single head to be used across a variety of boring mill brands. The bonnet bolts to a mill’s outer spindle (the outer spindle provides the rotation for the cutter). The contouring head quickly installs into the bonnet and is secured via locking cam pins. Other ZX heads, including modular boring tools and valve seat tools, can also be installed on a mill’s bonnet.
August 8th, 2012Cogsdill Tool Products, Inc is pleased to announce the acquisition of the operating assets of Roll-A-Matic, Inc., located in Walled Lake, Michigan U.S.A. effective August 1, 2012. Roll-A-Matic, Inc. is a long-time manufacturer of Roller Burnishing products predominately sold within the North American market. This acquisition is a continuation of our strategy to strengthen Cogsdill’s position Worldwide as the leader in Burnishing products and solutions. Our marketing strategy for Burnishing continues to be the promotion of our SR and U series program as our primary Burnishing lines with the Madison Microller and now the Roll-A-Matic programs as complimentary lines. The Roll-A-Matic program of Roller Burnishing tools will continue to be available through the current network of Roll-A-Matic distributors. The Roll-A-Matic program of Roller Burnishing tools will also be available through the current network of Cogsdill distributors. It is our intention to relocate the Roll-A-Matic manufacturing operation to our up-to-date manufacturing operation in South Carolina by the end of September 2012. For additional information, please contact our office and manufacturing facility in South Carolina. USA or one of our Regional Sales Managers.
May 23rd, 2012
Cogsdill continues to streamline current Burnishing product offering of four internal Burnishing lines and three external Burnishing lines to a more rationalized product offering. Phase 1 was effective April 2, 2012 and involved changes to the Madison Microller Burnishing Program.
Phase 2 relates to the “R” series internal Roll-a-Finish tools and parts, and tool shank additions to the “SR” series internal Roll-a-Finish program.
The “R” series internal Roll-a-Finish program will be changed to a status of “non-stock” standard effective June 1, 2012.
The “R” series internal Roll-a-Finish program will be changed to a status of “non-stock” standard effective June 1, 2012.Cogsdill will continue to offer replacement rolls, mandrels, and cages for exsisting tools being used. “R” series cages and rolls are currently used on “SR” series tools for helix solutions and these will remain as “stock standard”.
As the “R” series program is supplied mostly with Morse Taper shanks, and the “SR” series with a straight shank in both inch and metric, Cogsdill will add a Morse Taper shank option to the “SR” series program. SR tools from SR-188 to SR-1594 will be available with a #2 MT shank and SR-1625 to SR-2500 with a #3 MT shank. Refer to the updated Burnishing Tools & Machines catalog posted on WWW.COGSDILL.COM for the most current changes in the Burnishing Product Program.
Refer to the updated Burnishing Tools & Machines catalog posted on WWW.COGSDILL.COM for the most current changes in the Burnishing Product Program.
April 16th, 2012
Cogsdill Tool Products, Inc. announces the temporary hold on promoting the SEDT-Smooth Edge Deburring Tools – Series 20 until further notice. This series includes inch sizes 5/32, 11/64, and 3/16, and metric sizes 4.0mm and 4.5mm.
This series will undergo an engineering evaluation and will be released at a later date.
Contact the Cogdill Customer Service Deparment with any questions regarding this announcement.
March 6th, 2012
Cogsdill to streamline current Burnishing product offering of four internal Burnishing lines and three external Burnishing lines to a more rationalized product offering. The objective is to insure that Cogsdill retains its position as a premier World supplier of Burnsihing products while maintaining the best and most complete product offering and to have a program that was easy to work with and to understand. The first phase will be effective on April 2, 2012.
Phase 1 relates to the Madison Microller Burnishing Tools and Parts, both internal and external.
The Madison Microller I.D. program 2.187 inch (55.5mm) and below (series 6618, 6619, 6633, 6644, 6605, 6606, & 6607) will remain unchanged with a status of “stock standard”. I.D. tools above 2.218 inch (56.3mm), which is the “6608″ series and above, will be discontinued from the standard product offering effective as of April 2, 2012 and be classified as “non-stock standard”. The Madison Microller O.D. program will be discontinued effective April 2, 2012 and will be classified as “non-stock standard”. Contact the Cogsdill Customer Service Department with any questions regarding this announcement.
The Madison Microller O.D. program will be discontinued effective April 2, 2012 and will be classified as “non-stock standard”.
Contact the Cogsdill Customer Service Department with any questions regarding this announcement.
June 17th, 2011
SEDT – Smooth Edge Deburring Tool
Cogsdill Tool Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the latest addition to our Deburring product family. SEDT – Smooth Edge Deburring Tool – is a universal tool designed primarily for the deburring of holes in both angled and elliptical surfaces while also applicable to holes in flat surfaces. SEDT is the perfect addition to our “one pass solution to your hole-deburring needs” family of tools which include our Burraway and Burr-Off product lines for deburring both the front and back side of most holes. While utilizing the same working principal as both Burraway and Burr-Off, SEDT has some unique features and benefits.
• SEDT deburrs holes in flat surfaces, angled surfaces, and elliptical surfaces.
• SEDT product size range covers holes from 5/32 to 1/2 inch in 1/64 inch increments and holes from 4.0 to 12.5mm in 0.5mm increments.
• SEDT utilizes only 5 cutters to cover the entire range, one each for the 5 tool series.
• SEDT cutters are carbide with TiN coating as standard.
• SEDT cutters are crowned and polished on the top surface to insure that the cutter will not mar the inside surface of the hole.
• SEDT cutters are replaceable without the need of special tools.
• SEDT cutting load pressure is adjustable without having to remove the tool from the machine.
• SEDT tools are designed with metric hardware and come with hex wrenches for adjustment and blade replacement.
Refer to our new SEDT – Smooth Edge Deburring Tool – catalog #150 for complete tool series specifications, operating parameters, and blade replacement and tool adjustment information. View our new catalog online at www.cogsdill.com
April 7th, 2011
No longer supplied with tension adjustment mechanism
Cogsdill Tool Products, Inc. announces that the tension adjustment mechanism that was previously supplied on Burr-Off tools size CP-10 and larger will no longer be supplied as a standard feature. After extensive research it was determined that most of our Deburring customers were not utilizing this feature and discarding this screw and nut mechanism used to adjust the tool tension to control the amount of hole edge break. Also many customers are requesting a customized slot length to accomplish this same task. This change will go into effect immediately with newly manufactured Burr-Off tools.
For those customers that may still require this feature, the following screw thread sizes for the screw and nut tension adjustment mechanism are supplied for your reference:
CP-10 thru CP-13 #0-80×1/4
CP-14 thru CP-23 #2-56×3/8
CP-24 thru CP-27 #5-40×1/2
CP-28 thru CP-31 #8-32×5/8
CP-32 thru CP-35 #10-32×5/8
CP-36 thru CP-40 ¼-28×3/4
The tension adjustment mechanism will be available for sale. Please specify “Tension adjustment mechanism for CP-__”.
February 24th, 2011
Burnishing Catalog Update
Cogsdill Tool Products, Inc. announces updates to the Burnishing Tools & Machines catalog. The following are the key changes made to the Burnishing program.
• With regard to the SR, U, and AEX series Roll-a Finish programs and Bearingizing tools, tool shank offerings will now consist of one standard inch straight shank and one standard metric straight shank. Sizes are shown in the updated catalog. All other shanks not specified in the catalog will be considered as specials and are subject to quote.
• With regard to the R series Roll-a-Finish program, the only standard tool shank offering will be a single Morse taper shank as shown in the updated catalog. All other shanks not specified in the catalog will be considered as specials and are subject to quote.
• With regard to the CX external roller burnishing machines program, the CX-M model has been deleted from the standard CX machines program.
• With regard to the Universal Burnishing tools (UBT) program, the following changes have been incorporated in the updated catalog:
o The UBT-T2 and UBT-T3 turning-holder style tools have been modified to accept a force gauge. These tools will now be available either with or without a force gauge. Product ordering codes are shown in the catalog. These tools have also been redesigned with a new lubrication fitting.
o The UBT-B1, UBT-B2, and UBT-B3 boring-bar style tools have been redesigned with a new lubrication fitting.
Refer to our updated Burnishing Tools & Machines catalog #500 for all specifications.
August 16th, 2010
Modern Machine Shop has a great article about how East Texas Machine Works is able to keep operating costs low and product accuracy high using Cogsdill ZX Systems Contouring heads. Read the full story at Modern Machine Shop Online.