- Slide actuation is achieved by using the centrifugal force produced by two symmetrically aligned pistons when the tool is rotated. The tool is automatically deactivated by spring force after the spindle slows down.
- Special slide generating tools driven by centrifugal force can be used on machining centers with appropriately high spindle speeds.
Advantage: Standard machining center can be used without special adjustment.
- Slide actuation is achieved by applying the existing coolant pressure. Normally coolant at 50 bar is required.
- Actuating tools can be used on machining centers with the appropriate level of coolant pressure.
- Tool feed can be set manually by means of a throttle valve.
- Coolant controlled tools are subject to very low maintenance as the coolant pressure is not applied directly on the moving parts but via a membrane onto an oil pad which then lubricates the moving parts.
Advantage: A standard machine can be used without special adjustment.