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04/13/2016

MaxiMill 491 shoulder milling: simple concept, unparalleled technology

Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT expands its product range to include a milling system with eight cutting edges and a 90° approach angle

CERATIZIT Austria GmbH, AT-Reutte/Tyrol, 13 April 2016

Easy handling, great economic efficiency and high performance combined with excellent quality characterise the new shoulder milling system MaxiMill 491 from Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT. Its precision inserts with eight usable cutting edges produce profiles of exactly 90°.

Eight cutting edges and easy handling

With MaxiMill 491 the top-class brand Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT is extending its product range to include a 90° shoulder milling system with eight cutting edges, technologically exploring new avenues. "Many shoulder milling systems in the market feature an extremely complex design. We have rethought the shoulder milling process and made it easy," explains Dr. Uwe Schleinkofer, head of the development department at Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT. This solution is one of the leading products on the market when regarding both production and process. The technical details are hidden in a way that the customer does not notice them directly but nevertheless benefits from the extremely easy handling. "It is incredibly easy to use the tool," says Dr. Schleinkofer. The new insert seat design enables the insert to be changed quickly, even inside the machine.

Economical thanks to eight usable cutting edges

The eight cutting edges in the carbide grades BLACKSTAR and SILVERSTAR are a major reason why the MaxiMill 491 shoulder milling system is exceptionally economical. "Compared to competitors the MaxiMill 491 system has a very attractive price per cutting edge," explains Mario Wolf, product manager milling at Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT. In addition, tool changing times have been reduced because the MaxiMill 491 is suitable for both roughing and finishing. Additional machining operations are no longer necessary as the approach angle is exactly 90° and the surfaces produced are very good.

High performance with excellent quality

"I don't know any other shoulder milling system with radial setting and eight usable cutting edges which is able to produce an approach angle of exactly 90°. The combination of all features makes the MaxiMill 491 unique," says Mario Wolf. Thanks to the latest manufacturing technology the inserts produced with tolerance H guarantee outstanding axial and radial run-out, long tool life and high-quality surfaces. The tools with irregular pitch and perfectly adapted approach angles ensure reduced vibration and a smooth cut combined with low power consumption.

Start programme for a variety of applications

The milling system is suitable for universal application (e.g. face milling, shoulder milling, peripheral milling, slot milling and trochoidal slot milling). The MaxiMill 491 start programme includes tools with a nominal diameter from 32-160 mm and precision inserts in assembly size 12 mm and a corner radius of 0.8 mm. Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT offers metric dimensions for the tool holders for shell milling cutters, end mills and milling cutters with threaded shank. From June 2016 these will also be available in inch dimensions. The shell milling cutters are available with a wide or narrow pitch. The F-M-R chip grooves combined with the latest grade technologies cover applications of steel, cast iron, stainless steel and aluminium materials in the ISO ranges P-K-M-N.

Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT - your creative partner for competent dialogue

Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT is the competence brand of choice for innovative tooling solutions in the cutting tools sector. Under this name the CERATIZIT Group offers a complete range of premium standard products such as inserts and solid carbide tools. As a creative partner CERATIZIT also works closely together with its customers to develop individual or industry-specific cutting solutions, for example in the automotive industry and in the energy and transport sectors. With this aim in view, the CERATIZIT Group manages and controls the entire process chain of carbide production, from the raw material to the finished product. When marketing the brand, the company relies on a worldwide network of highly competent commercial partners.

CERATIZIT passion and pioneering spirit for carbides

For over 95 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer developing exceptional hard material products for cutting tools and wear protection. The privately owned company, based in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and manufactures highly specialised carbide cutting tools, inserts and rods made of hard materials as well as wear parts. We are the market leader in several wear part application areas, and successfully develop new types of carbide, cermet and ceramic grades which are used for instance in the wood and stone working industry.

 

With over 9,000 employees at 34 production sites and a sales network of over 70 branch offices, the Group is a global player in the carbide industry. Our international network also includes the subsidiaries KOMET, WNT, Becker Diamantwerkzeuge, and Stadler Metalle, as well as the joint venture CB-CERATIZIT. As a leader in materials technology, we continuously invest in research and development and hold over 1,000 patents. Our innovative carbide solutions are used in mechanical engineering and tool construction and many other industries including the automotive, aerospace, oil and medical sectors.

 

We are active on the market through the seven competence brands Hard Material Solutions by CERATIZIT, Toolmaker Solutions by CERATIZIT, Tool Solutions by CERATIZIT as well as Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, KOMET, WNT and KLENK.

 

  • MaxiMill 491 shoulder milling system

  • Precision inserts with eight usable cutting edges in the carbide grades BLACKSTAR and SILVERSTAR.

  • The start programme of the MaxiMill 491 shoulder milling system includes tool holders for shell milling cutters, end mills and milling cutters with threaded shank.

  • Dr. Uwe Schleinkofer, head of the development department at Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT; Mario Wolf, product manager milling at Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT.

Press contact

Bernd Gruber
Program Manager Cutting Solutions
CERATIZIT Austria GmbH
Metallwerk-Plansee-Str. 71
A-6600 Reutte/Tirol

Tel: +43 56 72 200-0
bernd.gruber@ceratizit.com