All of the digital heads are geometrically similar to their analogue counterparts, so they can be exchanged without reprogramming. The digital versions offer greater precision and consistency of adjustment after first hole measurement, reducing the need for multiple corrections and hence driving down setup times and cost.
Existing Kaiser accessories such as shanks, extensions, reductions, slides, boring bars and insert holders are compatible with the new digital tools. Additional features shared across the digital line-up include an IP 69K seal rating, the highest possible, and a coated body to ensure resistance to contamination and corrosion. The heads have through-spindle coolant capability with directional coolant ports.
For ease of use, a single button operates the digital readout and the large, high-contrast display shows diameter corrections to a resolution of one micron. The tool carrier's measuring system shows the movement of the cutting edge and permits diameter corrections in both directions.
All of the electronic components in the digital boring heads have been developed and produced in house, which Kaiser claims to be unique in this industry.