Thursday, 24 March 2016

Avoid cracks between two die bores in your turret!

Over a period of time machines start to face wear and tear. However if proper care and precautions are taken then you will be able to extend the life of your machines.

We will look into various aspects in later blog posts. Here in this post let’s address the problem of cracks that develop between two die bores of turret. 

A crack between two die bores is a common problem. What needs to be given attention to is the fact that once the crack is developed there is no way to correct the problem as it will only increase on further use. Ultimately the entire turret has to be replaced.

The main causes of turret cracking between two die bores is over tightening of die locking screws. This can be taken care of by making your operator aware of why the cracks happen and how best you can avoid them.

The problem of cracks between two die bores can be completely avoided by:
·         Using a torque wrench to completely avoid over tightening
·         Using smaller size die locking screws for smaller dies.
·         Using a better grade of caste iron for the turrets. 

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