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F-Tool offers a broad product portfolio for sinker and wire-cut EDM, for tool and mould construction and for precision mechanics. We are organised centrally with international links and regional support. With insider knowledge of the sector and many years of experience, we have perfected our products to suit requirements. They meet the most demanding quality standards..

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Our new flyers have been uploaded!

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You can download our new flyers directly on our website, or you can contact us to receive a printed copy of our brochure.

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Our new brochures have been uploaded!

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You can download our new brochures directly on our website, or you can contact us to receive a printed copy of our brochure.

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Precision CentroClamp

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We are expanding our range of centre clamp products by the FT-02358 F-Tool stainless precision CentroClamp 0-40mm.
The application of this stainless and precise centric vice is quite variable:
- single and small series production
- WEDM applications
- EDM applications
- etc.
The adaptability to a wide variety of workpiece pallet carriers is almost unrestricted.

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F-Tool CentroClamp 180 with PlusMoreGrip clamping jaws

Flexibility, a broad range of parts and cost-efficient production are requirements requested by modern manufacturing. F-Tool developed clamping devices, which meet these demands.

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F-Tool CentroClamp 180 distinguishes due to its compact construction and its exceptional performance characteristics. The basic body consists of a vibration-free grey cast iron, in which the sliding plates are mounted. A stable spindle with trapezoidal thread TR 26 x 3 mm allows high tension forces of 2 x 18 kN. The spindle is laterally displaceable and adjustable to the centre. When using the central clamp on 5-axis milling machines this function is a great advantage. F-Tool CentroClamp covers besides the compact construction a large tension range 0-180 mm. With exchangeable clamping jaws the perfect clamping method can be found for a broad range of parts.
A special hint applies for F-Tool PlusMoreGrip clamping jaws. These can be directly used for clamping raw parts and pre-punched parts can be remounted with high repeating accuracy. The fixing claws have besides the pull-down effect a reference mark, which reflects the position of the part. F-Tool PlusMoreGrip clamping jaws are additional to the fixing of raw parts also suitable for clamping ground workpieces.

The hole pattern of CentroClamp 180 fits by default on EROWA pallets 148, but can also be mounted on other fixtures. With integrated F-Tool PowerPlate centering plates the solution is particularly, compact and economical. These than in turn fit on EROWA clamping chucks with P profile. F-Tool CentroClamp has a compact construction and is thus very easy accessible from five sides. 
 
We are willing to be measured by our price-performance ratio. It’s worth a comparison, especially when a complete robot magazine shall be equipped with centering clamps. We set our priorities on perfect quality at cost-efficient prices.
 

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Accurate cutting method

with the F-Tool MicroCutting starter set

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F-Tool attaches importance that workpieces can be placed simply and accurate in the machining zone of a wire EDM machine. In addition of various clamping parts, the
F-Tool MicroCutting starter set includes one basic ruler, one corner and one universal clamping plate. The valuable set for an economic price is produced in stainless steel and can be used universally on any modern wire EDM machine. A „MUST HAVE“ for all end users!


The F-Tool MicroCutting starter set is a clamping set for high precision oil or water bath wire EDM machines. The clamping set allows various clamping solutions for thin plates, filigree punches or small workpieces. 

On option, the clamping elements can also be used in combination with the F-Tool 3D swivel head.  
 

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F-Tool ZPS Duo-Compact

universal tightening options for manual or automatic use

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The F-Tool ZPS Duo-Compact with PowerFlex centring is a precise and economical zero point clamping system for manual or automatic use.
The centring is made up of two F-Tool PowerFlex centring rings in the ZPS base unit which are compressed when the pallets are clamped by the conically ground clamping bolts, forming a friction-type connection. The long-proven, highly precise spring steel centring is therefore used in a new form. The independent clamping mechanism, in this case a centrally installed MTS chuck, presses the pallet into the Z-layer of the base unit with a remarkable 12,000N of clamping force. The revolving Z-layer of the ZPS basis unit provides optimal stability whilst preventing the penetration of cleaning agents, dirt and shavings. 

The relatively large Z-layer provides optimal contact with the pallet, which has a particularly positive effect on the vibration behaviour of the machine and low tool wear in performance milling. The Z-layers of the aluminium pallets do not require any additional reinforcement. 

The inexpensive and thin pallets can be left in the robot storeroom to save space and were developed for a wide range of uses. The pallets are available in various designs and can be bored out any which way in order to provide access from behind for the screwing together of tools, vices or devices outside of collision radii. 
The F-Tool ZPS Duo-Compact can be oriented easily and conveniently to the machine coordinates over the centre of the chuck and the integrated aligning gauge without the need for additional tools.

With this newly developed product F-Tool is addressing a large target audience in tool- and mould-making, as well as in precision mechanics, which doesn’t want to miss out on quality and performance as well as price. 
Further information can be found on our homepage under www.f-tool.com or contact our advisers at F-Tool International AG. 

Universal WEDM square block-index-table

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The economic turn and index table produced by F-Tool International AG is the appropriate device for many users to cut tool components and contours at any angle. Every machine operator is only too aware of the inconvenient situation when parts need to be clamped and no suitable tooling is available. Precious time is lost until a solution is found. This is very often the case when machine equipment is lacking during EDM wire-cutting and something needs to be dealt with quickly. For instance a hole might be missing or an opening needs to be fitted at an awkward angle and as soon as possible. In most cases the tool components are already hardened, ground and practically finished, with only this small alteration missing.
 
For angle settings, F-Tool offers a compact, economic, stainless square block-index-table which is very well suited for sporadic use. The universal index adapter plate can be turned around its centre using the 90° grid index and in addition the index pin can be adjusted within a 15° graticule. By omitting the index pin, the adapter plate can be adjusted variably on a vernier scale at any angle required. Many different F-Tool clamping appliances fit on the adapter plate, for the attachment of small to large tool components weighing from a few grams up to 15 kg.
The F-Tool square block-index-table is made of premium stainless material, is reasonably priced and of top Swiss quality. The FTool square block-index-table can be clamped onto the F-Tool ruler set or directly onto the machine table.

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