(LATROBE, PA) -- The WIDIA ROTAFLEX™ high-performance hole-finishing system, with a long history of proven successes, now features new developments that further its reputation as the premier hole-finishing solution for metalworking manufacturers.

With both roughing and precision finishing heads available, ROTAFLEX is a single system for both roughing and fine-finishing operations over a broad diameter range — 6 mm to 520 mm (.236 in. to 20.4 in.). The very stable KM-TS™ coupling and the newly developed RFX™ coupling are applicable to almost every machine spindle, provide easy assembly and disassembly, and extremely stable operation. Because of the new ROTAFLEX system upgrades, up to 20% higher feed rates are possible in rough machining applications due to less vibration, resulting in increased machine tool productivity and longer intervals between scheduled maintenance.

The new RFX coupling system is one major feature that is improved with the new Rotaflex.  It no longer requires torque flats to disassemble. Instead, the new RFX coupling system features a bayonet-style coupling system that ensures cylinder face contact and better transmits torque forces. Two radial screws for clamping permit preloading the coupling and allow rotation in both directions. Standard insert pocket seats allow use of the industry-leading WIDIA carbide grades for higher running speeds.

New micro-adjustable cartridges for the ROTAFLEX system possess a proprietary radial adjustment mechanism that permits radial adjustment without affecting axial insert position. Higher hole-finishing accuracy and easier adjustment are the results. “As with all of these product upgrades and introductions, the customers are the real winners,” says Thilo Mueller, product manager. “Metalworking professionals seeking one system for both roughing and fineboring applications for a large diameter at an attractive price/performance ratio will benefit from these new ROTAFLEX features.”


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WIDIA-brand products and services have defined innovation in the metalcutting industry for more than 80 years — from the world's first patent for carbide indexable inserts to the development of the world's first coated grades. The WIDIA brand offers a complete portfolio of precision-engineered products and custom solution services. With thousands of milling, turning, holemaking, and tooling systems products available through a worldwide network of authorized distributor partners, you'll find everything you need from one single source.