Techniks ShrinkSTATION machines make it easy and safe to perform shrink fit tool changes without causing damage to the toolholder or cutting tool, as long as the machine is correctly installed and proper operating procedures are followed.
ShrinkSTATION machines are designed to work best with Techniks shrink fit tool holders made from H13 tool steel with bore diameters from 1/8” to 1-1/4” (3mm to 32mm). They are designed for shrink fitting tools with carbide shanks. Tool shank diameter tolerance is critical. At least an H6 tolerance is advised for optimum performance.
Make sure toolholders are clean and free from defects before inserting the tool in the tool holder. If debris or a burr is inserted into the tool holder with the tool, tool life may be reduced. Damage to the tool or toolholder may also occur as the tool may be difficult or impossible to extract.