BIG Kaiser SW Smart
Damper rough boring
head has oil-free built-in
anti-vibration mechanism


MARCH, 2017




The new BIG Kaiser SW Smart Damper rough boring head with a built-in anti-vibration mechanism available from Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) is said to take precision holemaking to a new plateau.

Developed to improve productivity and performance for end users, the twin-cutting head for rough boring makes it easy to create deep bores in a range of materials, such as iron and steel, with remarkable speed and without vibration, chatter and consequent noise. Faster machining and higher productivity levels result.

The SW Smart Damper can operate at cutting speeds of up to 200 m/min in steel at a length of 8xD without chattering. This is four times faster than the 50 m/min maximum chatterless cutting speed attainable without the SW Smart Damper. The Smart Damper requires no oil, so maintenance and the risk of oil contaminating the machine tool are eliminated. If the bar vibrates, metal weights or friction dampers will compensate for the vibration by adjusting their position.

The system can perform two roughing operations without any components requiring changing. A v for high speed operation sees inserts set at the same diameter and length. A second set-up for high stock removal has the inserts installed with diameter and height offsets. This is made possible by the tool body providing perfectly stable supports for insert holders of varying heights and lengths.

Says Peter Elmer, the CEO at BIG Kaiser: “Our innovative and patented oil-free SW Smart Damper brings unparalleled production speeds to the world of vibration-free boring. This new addition to our already comprehensive family of boring tools will allow our customers to do more in less time, hence increase their production and save money.”

Together with this new SW Smart Damper, the company also offers a wide range of smart damper products that each features an integrated damping system to eliminate chatter. These products include a precision EWD boring head with a digital display, as well as a whole range of tools for turning, boring and milling tasks.

Author: Andrew Allcock
Media: Machinery