Working with a machine shop client, Locher, Inc. provided a cartridge conversion service to modify an existing boring bar machine. Locher's work on this cartridge conversion involved two separate steps: the work on the boring bar, and the design of a CAT 50 taper cartridge for insertion. Our client's required end result was a modified #50 gauge boring bar complete with a hydraulic drawbar clamping system, Belleville washers, and the CAT 50 taper.
Working within a tolerance of ±.0001", we carried out the required conversion work, completing the modification with a drawbar featuring a maximum clamping force of 8000 lbs., and an identical ground finish for the entire piece. The final product was completed and delivered to our customer, working within the specified time frame of 4 to 6 weeks. For more information on this and other Locher, Inc. services, please contact us today.