Cutter Spindle Or Spindle Support Patents (Class 409/231)
  • Patent number: 11383313
    Abstract: A machine tool includes a workpiece holder, a tool holder holding working tools that includes a hob cutter used in a rough machining and a skiving cutter used in a finish machining, a tool magazine, a tool replacing device replacing one of the working tools mounted on the tool holder with the other of working tools housed in the tool magazine, a rough machining controlling section performing the rough machining on the workpiece, a tool measuring device measuring a position of a blade in a rotation direction of the skiving cutter, an angle correcting section correcting a rotation angle of the skiving cutter based on a result measured by the tool measuring device, and placing a tooth space formed in the workpiece and an edge tip of the blade in a position corresponding to each other, and a finish machining controlling section by which workpiece is finish machined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Natsuda, Kento Takeuchi, Hisashi Otani, Hiroyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 11311953
    Abstract: A machine tool that generates internal teeth or external teeth on a cylindrical workpiece includes a workpiece holder, a column which is relatively movable to the workpiece holder, a rotary main spindle which is rotatable with respect to the column, a working tool which is held by the rotary main spindle, and a phase detecting unit which detects a phase of the working tool with respect to the rotary main spindle. The working tool includes a cutter portion which has cutters, a holder portion, and a detected portion which is formed on the holder portion. The phase detecting unit includes a detecting section which detects the detected portion, and a calculating section which calculates a phase angle of the detected portion with respect to a reference position of the rotary main spindle, based on a result detected by the detecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Seiichi Ohno, Minoru Sato, Takuya Nakayama, Tetsuro Furuhata
  • Patent number: 11054016
    Abstract: Provided is an electric actuator, including: a drive part (2); a motion conversion mechanism part (3) configured to convert a rotary motion from the drive part (2) into a linear motion in an axial direction parallel with an output shaft of the drive part (2); a driving force transmission part (4) configured to transmit a driving force from the drive part (2) to the motion conversion mechanism part (3); and a motion-conversion-mechanism support part (5) configured to support the motion conversion mechanism part (3), and wherein the drive part (2) and the motion-conversion-mechanism support part (5) are capable of being coupled to and decoupled from the driving force transmission part (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Takushi Matsuto, Shinsuke Hirano, Atsushi Ikeda, Tomomi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10710184
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rotor includes the following operations: the clamping of a workpiece in a grinding machine; the performance of one or more cylindrical grinding operations whereby a rotor shaft section is ground to the desired diameter with a cylindrical grinding disk; the performance of one more profile grinding operations whereby a rotor body is profiled with a profile grinding disk. During the manufacture of the rotor in the grinding machine, the workpiece is not undamped and the cylindrical grinding operations and the profile grinding operations are done with the same grinding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Airpower, N.V.
    Inventor: Jozef Carlo Verbinnen
  • Patent number: 9770763
    Abstract: A handheld machining device (1), particularly for drilling, having a mechanism includes: a first mounting (20), on which a tool holder (2), and a motor (3, 4) arranged to rotate the tool holder (2), are mounted; a second mounting (30); and an element (40) for translatably guiding, between the first mounting (20) and the second mounting (30), a linear actuator (5) enabling the first mounting (20) to be spaced apart from the second mounting (30), and the first mounting (20) to be brought toward the second mounting (30). The motor (3, 4) is electric, and the rotor (4) of the first motor (3, 4) is directly mounted onto the tool holder (2) and is rigidly connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Sylvain Guerin
  • Patent number: 9724875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing a three-dimensional object (50) from solidifable material in a liquid phase. Said device comprises at least one preparation unit for preparing the solidifiable material in the liquid phase, at least one pressure generating unit (60) for generating a pressure in the liquid phase and at least one discharge unit (12) for discharging the solidifiable material through an outlet opening. Said pressure generation unit comprises a rotation motor and an axial movement motor (10) for moving conveyor means, said rotation motor being arranged behind the axial movement motor (10) when viewed from the discharge unit (12). The invention also relates to a device for providing high forces at low speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ARBURG GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Herbert Kraibühler, Eberhard Duffner
  • Patent number: 9381606
    Abstract: A spindle assembly configured to be assembled at the internal taper socket of a tool holder, the assembly including: a rotating shaft configured for rotation within the tool holder; a bearing assembly, comprising a front end bearing assembly and rear end bearing assembly, configured to radially and axially support the rotating shaft within the tool holder and to enable high-speed rotation of the shaft within the tool holder; a turbine operatively connected with the rotating shaft, the turbine configured to rotate the rotating shaft; a plurality of passages configured to allow high pressure coolant fluid flowing from the tool holder to drive the turbine, wherein at least one bearing of the bearing assembly is disposed in a part of the spindle assembly which is configured to be situated in the space defined by the taper socket of the tool holder and a front clamping nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GAL WAY LTD.
    Inventors: Teddy Jaffe, Tzvika Miller
  • Patent number: 9144874
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine tool having a machine frame, a motor-driven machine spindle rotatably mounted on the machine frame, and at least one exchangeable processing head on the machine spindle. The processing head comprises a coupling element compatible with a receiving portion of the machine spindle. Furthermore, a rotary transmitter for data transfer between a stator fixed to the frame and a rotor fixed to the spindle is provided. The invention is characterized in that the machine spindle comprises a plurality of function modules on the spindle side as well as a line system forming a component of a spindle bus to which the function modules on the spindle side are connected to form subscriber stations of the spindle bus and wherein the spindle bus communicates via the rotary transmission path with a field bus fixed to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: KOMET GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Fronius, Heiko Graf, Ewald Hasselkuss
  • Patent number: 9092025
    Abstract: A thermal displacement compensating device calculates a thermal displacement amount which is produced by heat generation or dissipation as a machine tool is actuated or stopped and changes with time. A thermal displacement compensation amount is calculated by multiplying the calculated thermal displacement amount by a coefficient. A position command is compensated by adding the thermal displacement compensation amount to the position command. On the other hand, a variation between a thermal displacement amount calculated last time and a current thermal displacement amount is determined for each predetermined time. A plurality of thermal displacement amount change states are identified based on comparison between the determined variation and a predetermined threshold. The coefficient is calculated based on the identified thermal displacement amount change state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Susumu Maekawa
  • Patent number: 9009946
    Abstract: A machining apparatus for grinding, milling, polishing or the like of a dental workpiece. The machining apparatus contains a machining tool, a housing to which the machining tool is mounted rotatably about an axis of rotation relative to the housing, and a holding device to which the housing is fixed. The housing is mounted yieldingly movably to the holding device in dependence on forces exerted on the machining tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Heinrich Steger
  • Patent number: 9004831
    Abstract: A machine tool having a motor-driven machine spindle which can be rotated about a spindle axis. The machine spindle has a tool holder arranged at the face. A tool is exchangeably arranged on the machine spindle. The tool has a coupling element which is compatible with the tool holder of the machine spindle. The coupling element has a rear surface pointing toward the machine spindle. The machine tool has at least one galvanic contact point for the electric current or data transmission, the point being arranged between the machine spindle and the tool and rotating together with the machine spindle. The galvanic contact point has a contact element which is arranged at the face of the tool holder on the spindle side, and a contact element which is arranged on the rear surface of the coupling element on the tool side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Komet Group GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bierl, Juergen Fronius, Heiko Graf, Ewald Hasselkuss, Roland Hoerl
  • Publication number: 20150078854
    Abstract: Electric spindle for numerical control machines structured to lock and rotationally drive a tool about a predetermined reference axis locally coinciding with the longitudinal axis of the tool; the electric spindle comprising: an outer structural casing that is structured to be rigidly attachable to a generic numerical control machine; an electric motor that is housed within the structural casing and is provided with a drive shaft, which projects/emerges with its front end outside the structural casing while remaining locally coaxial to the reference axis of the electric spindle; a rotating thrust-bearing bushing or sleeve, which is fitted in an axially rotatable manner on the front end of the drive shaft via interposition of a first set of annular rolling bearings, and is maintained coaxial to the reference axis of the electric spindle by a second set of annular rolling bearings, which are interposed between the rotating bushing or sleeve and the structural casing; and at least one disassemblable tool-holder
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea Calzavara, Almerino Canuto
  • Patent number: 8944731
    Abstract: A coolant supply section that supplies coolant to a main spindle and a coolant recovery section that recovers the coolant from the main spindle are formed in a housing. A coolant flow path that allows the coolant to flow from the coolant supply section to the coolant recovery section is formed in the main spindle. The coolant flow path in the main spindle includes a coolant receiving portion that receives the coolant supplied from the coolant supply section, and a plurality of hole-shaped flow paths formed to extend in the axial direction of the main spindle from the coolant receiving portion. The coolant receiving portion includes an annular groove that is recessed in the outer circumference of the main spindle. The hole-shaped flow paths are formed to extend generally straight toward the coolant recovery section and with an inclination to the radially outer side of the main spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventor: Shoichi Morimura
  • Patent number: 8905907
    Abstract: A cutting device includes a support base, a first slide module, a second slide module slidably connected to the first slide module, and a cutting module. The support base includes a support surface and a slide portion on the support surface. The first slide module is slidably positioned on the slide portion. The sliding direction of the second slide module is perpendicular to the sliding direction of the first slide module. The cutting module includes a fixed frame fixed on the second slide module, a driving device fixed on the fixed frame, and a cutter connected to the driving device. The driving device drives the cutter to rotate around a central axis of the cutter and move up and down along the central axis. The central axis is perpendicular to the support surface. The cutter includes a hollow cylindrical blade. An end surface of the blade faces the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Patent number: 8864426
    Abstract: A machine tool is provided, comprising a machine frame, at least one carrier device for a tool or a workpiece by means of which a tool acting on a workpiece or a workpiece being acted upon by a tool is held during the machining of a workpiece, and a holding device holding the at least one carrier device in a non-movable or movable manner relative to the machine frame, wherein a bearing device is provided by means of which the at least one carrier device is mounted in a floating manner on the holding device with displaceability in a direction of displacement along a displacement path, and wherein an adjusting device is provided by means of which the position of the at least one carrier device along the displacement path can be adjusted and fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: MAG IAS GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Winckler
  • Patent number: 8845245
    Abstract: A dampened spindle cartridge and a dampened spindle adaptor are provided for damping tool vibrations during operation of a machine tool. Damping media is arranged inside a cavity formed within the spindle adaptor or the spindle cartridge. The damping media may be a solid aggregate, such as steel shot or sand, or a viscous fluid, such as oil. The damping media attenuates and/or converts tool vibrations into friction and heat, thereby dissipating vibration energy generated during cutting operations performed by the machine tool and prevents reinforcement of the forced vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Haas Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene F. Haas, Fred G. Eubanks, Peter A. Kiss, Curt J. Gelderman
  • Patent number: 8827608
    Abstract: Provided is a tool tight-contact-state detector for a machine tool which is capable of accurately and stably detecting whether or not a tool or a tool holder having the tool attached thereto is mounted to a main spindle in tight contact therewith. While rotation of a main spindle (13) is stopped, hydraulic pressure is supplied from a hydraulic pressure supply unit (28) to a cylinder section (20) so as to bring a piston member (21) to into contact with a main spindle head (11) and the main spindle (13) against a biasing force from an O-ring (22). Air is thereby allowed to be supplied to air ejection holes (27a, 27b, 27c), which are formed in a forward end face (13a) of the main spindle (13), from the main spindle head (11) side through the piston member (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noritaka Fujimura, Kenichiro Hirao
  • Patent number: 8827609
    Abstract: The damping property of a rear rolling bearing (133) is adjusted by controlling a damping force that is applied by damping application means (5, 134) based on, for example, the type of a tool (T). Thus, it is possible to provide the optimum damping properties for various tools that differ in natural vibration, and to suppress the generation of chattering of the various tools. As a result, it is possible to increase the cut amount per unit time to increase the productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunari Ogura, Nobumitsu Hori, Kunimichi Nakashima, Yuji Okawa, Takamasa Shibata
  • Patent number: 8790054
    Abstract: A spindle attachment includes a device body having an attachment surface detachably attached to an end face of a spindle head. Fixed and movable teeth move the body in a direction of an axial line of the spindle to engage the spindle head and the body so as to freely restrict or release rotation of the body with respect to the spindle head. A coil spring urges the body so that the attachment surface is pressed onto the end face of the spindle head with the fixed and movable teeth ready for engagement. A pressure cylinder causes fluid pressure to act on the attachment surface against the spring force to release engagement between the fixed and movable teeth. A key and a key groove transmit rotation of the spindle to the body with the fluid pressure of the cylinder acting on the attachment surface of the device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventor: Wataru Hongou
  • Patent number: 8756329
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing parallel muxing between servers in a cluster. One such system can include a cluster of one or more high performance computing systems, each including one or more processors and a high performance memory. The cluster communicates over an InfiniBand network. The system can also include a middleware environment, executing on the cluster, that includes one or more application server instances. The system can further include a plurality of muxers, wherein each application server instance includes at least one muxer. Each muxer can receive information from a plurality of threads to transmit to a different muxer on a different application server instance over the Infiniband network using a plurality of parallel channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Reynolds, Oleksandr Otenko, Joshua Dorr
  • Patent number: 8740523
    Abstract: By controlling an amount of preload applied to a rolling bearing that supports a spindle in accordance with the change of state of the spindle in actual machining, the rotation of the spindle is controlled in an optimal state, and the service life of the bearing is extended while the required stiffness of the spindle is ensured. When a corrected preload amount falls outside a range of a preload as a controllable region, the corrected preload amount is corrected so as to fall within the range of the preload. That is, an actually controlled preload is regulated to fall within the preset range of preload. Therefore, it is possible to ensure the stiffness of the rolling bearing or prevent heating and excessive increase in contact pressure of the rolling bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Kunimichi Nakashima, Yuji Okawa, Takamasa Shibata, Takahito Umeki
  • Patent number: 8684643
    Abstract: A shaft cooler (1) for a tool motor spindle (2), which has a rotating shaft (3), a static lance (4), and at least one coolant loop (7), which comprises a coolant inlet (5) and a coolant outlet (6), said shaft cooler being implemented such that the flow of the coolant from the static lance (4) into the rotating shaft (3) is performed via a flow path that includes radially-extending cooling holes (31) to cause the coolant to flow from a radially inside location to a radially outside location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Step-Tec AG
    Inventors: Kurt Schneider, Dominique Steffen
  • Patent number: 8640577
    Abstract: The present invention achieves improvement of an adjustment structure of a turning spindle in the vertical direction and the horizontal direction. A turning spindle unit 100 includes a turning spindle base push-pull block 140 which adjusts a turning spindle base 110 fixed onto a bed 10 in the horizontal direction. The turning spindle base 110 includes a turning spindle push-pull block 180 to push and pull a turning spindle 60. A mounting seat 112 inclines at an angle to the horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Yamazaki Mazak Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Goshima, Kenji Arisue, Hirokatsu Tahara, Hiroyuki Ueki
  • Patent number: 8641338
    Abstract: A spindle device (20) includes: a bracket (21) swingably mounted on a support arm (9) and having a tubular portion (22) substantially perpendicular to the swing axis of the bracket (21); and, a spindle (30) including a rotation portion (31) capable of mounting a tool onto the leading end thereof, a housing (32) insertably and removably mounted on the tubular portion (22) of the bracket (21) and having a mounting surface (35a) disposed opposed to the surface of the bracket (21), and bearings (50 and 51) respectively interposed between the rotation portion (31) and housing (32) for supporting the rotation portion (31) rotatable relative to the housing (32). In the mounting surface (35a) of the housing (32), there are formed flow passage openings (80˜86) for fluid which are supplied to the spindle (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yoneyama, Yoshifumi Inagaki, Osamu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8632283
    Abstract: In a machine tool, a support member to which a headstock is mounted movably in an upward-downward direction is movable so as to change a position thereof in a horizontal direction relative to that of a bed. A guide member is provided on the bed and configured to guide the support member. An engageable portion at which the support member is supported by the guide member is located in the support member at a level within a range of upward-downward movement of the headstock along the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8579560
    Abstract: An index device for a machine tool includes a rotary shaft (40) to which a drive object is attached, a housing (30) surrounding the rotary shaft (40), a bearing (BI, B2) secured between the housing (30) and the rotary shaft (40) by a securing member (30b), and a drive (M) provided around the rotary shaft (40) and including a rotor (M1a, M2a) and a stator (M1b, M2b). The stator (M1b, M2b) is attached to the housing (30) and the rotor (M1a, M2a) is attached to the rotary shaft (40). The rotary shaft (40), the bearing (BI, B2), the rotor (M1a, M2a), and the securing member (30b) are connected together to form a built-in unit (22) that can be inserted into and extracted from an enclosure unit including a casing member (30a, 31a) of the housing (30) and the stator (M1b, M2b), thus facilitating connection and disconnection of wiring between the stator of a DD motor mounted in a spindle head of a machine tool and a main body of the machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tsudakoma Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tatsuda
  • Patent number: 8545146
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device to hold a motor-driven work spindle (1) in a housing of a processing machine with an outside ring (7) and an inside ring (6), arranged within the outside ring (7), so that it can be displaced and tilted axially, to hold the work spindle (1), wherein the inside ring (6) is pretensioned with respect to the outside ring (7), in an elastically resilient manner in the axial direction, by at least one pretension element (8), and wherein the inside ring (6) is held in an operating position within the outside ring (7) by a holding device with a prespecified holding force. The holding device is designed as a magnet arrangement (9) with at least one magnet (35, 36; 43), arranged in the inside ring (6) and/or the outside ring (7), for the creation of a magnetic holding force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Jakob Antriebstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Ludwig Jakob, Arno Woern
  • Patent number: 8519587
    Abstract: An angular indexing apparatus for a machine tool includes a rotating shaft to which a rotationally driven member is secured; a housing, surrounding the outer periphery of the rotating shaft and mounted to and removed from the body of the machine tool; bearings disposed between the housing and the rotating shaft, and driving means disposed between the housing and the rotating shaft and rotating the rotating shaft to index an angular position. The driving means includes drive motors, each including a motor rotor and a motor stator concentrically disposed around the rotating shaft in the housing. The housing has wiring holes in a thick-walled internal portion of an outer cylinder surrounding the outer periphery of the rotating shaft. The wiring holes are provided along an axial direction of the rotating shaft. The wiring holes receive at least upstream portions in entire lengths in a drawing-out direction of cables connected to the driving motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Tsudakoma Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tatsuda
  • Publication number: 20130195576
    Abstract: A spindle assembly configured to be assembled at the internal taper socket of a tool holder, the assembly including: a rotating shaft configured for rotation within the tool holder; a bearing assembly, comprising a front end bearing assembly and rear end bearing assembly, configured to radially and axially support the rotating shaft within the tool holder and to enable high-speed rotation of the shaft within the tool holder; a turbine operatively connected with the rotating shaft, the turbine configured to rotate the rotating shaft; a plurality of passages configured to allow high pressure coolant fluid flowing from the tool holder to drive the turbine, wherein at least one bearing of the bearing assembly is disposed in a part of the spindle assembly which is configured to be situated in the space defined by the taper socket of the tool holder and a front clamping nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Teddy JAFFE, Tzvika MILLER
  • Patent number: 8475093
    Abstract: A clamping unit for releasably holding a tubular toolholder shank has a base member with a canister sleeve mounted therein. To secure the canister sleeve within the base member and to minimize movement caused by tolerances, retention bolts are threadably mated within the base member to engage a slot within the canister, wherein the relationship between the retention bolt and the slot is such that the retention bolt is intentionally misaligned, so that when engaged with the canister slot, the retention blot resiliently deflects and provides both an axial force and a lateral force upon a canister sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventor: Carla Erickson
  • Patent number: 8454283
    Abstract: A motor-driven working spindle for a machine tool has a casing in which a shaft is mounted for rotation. The shaft has a receptacle for a tool arranged at its front end. A spindle rotary drive is provided in the casing. Furthermore, a spindle advancing drive coupled with the shaft is provided in the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: MAG IAS, GmbH
    Inventor: Gunther Spath
  • Patent number: 8376670
    Abstract: A spindle head device (10) includes a spindle (12) and a tool retaining mechanism (16) detachably retaining a tool holder (14) on the spindle. The tool retaining mechanism includes a tool support member (52) having a receiving recess (50) detachably receiving the shank (46) of the tool holder, a tool clamp member (54) disposed to be displaceable with respect to the tool support member between an operative position and an inoperative position, and a mounting member (56) detachably mounting the tool support member and the tool clamp member to the spindle. The tool clamp member grips the shank of the tool holder and fixedly holds the shank to the receiving recess of the tool support member at an operative position, and, at an inoperative position, releases the shank to allow the tool holder to be attached or detached to or from the receiving recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keizo Shinano
  • Patent number: 8348282
    Abstract: A tool clamping device includes: a tool holder having a two-face restraint portion constituted by a tool taper portion and a tool end surface; a spindle having a spindle taper portion facing the tool taper portion and a spindle end surface facing the tool end surface, wherein the tool holder is clamped to the spindle by performing an operation to pull the tool holder in toward the spindle; and a clamping unit housed in the spindle, wherein, when the tool end surface is in contact with the spindle end surface and the tool taper portion is fitted into the spindle taper portion, a gap is formed between the tool taper portion and the spindle taper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Furuhata, Yuichi Miura
  • Publication number: 20130000121
    Abstract: A spherical cutter includes a spherically shaped body having open and closed ends defining a central cavity, multipoint cutting edges disposed along a circular rim at the open end, and the spherically shaped body generally defined by a radius and an origin. The cutting edges may be provided on cutting inserts removably attached to support teeth circumferentially disposed along the rim. The spherical cutter may be mounted to a rotatable spindle of a multi-axis computer numerically controlled machine with the radius and the origin located along a rotational axis of the spindle. The machine may be used for machining a cylindrical blank to form a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart integral rotor blades extending radially outwardly from a hub by machining each of the slots along a spherical surface defined by the radius and the origin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Burgess
  • Publication number: 20120288342
    Abstract: A device (1) is described for reworking the running surface (17) of a rail head (2) by machining having a framework (5) guided along the rail head (2), in which two machining tools, which are drivable to rotate in opposite directions and can frontally approach the running surface (17), are mounted on both sides of the rail head (2). In order to be able to provide advantageous machining conditions, it is proposed that the machining tools be designed as face millers (11), whose rotational axes (12) extend in a common plane (13) and whose cutting areas overlap one another transversely to the longitudinal direction of the rail head (2), and the two face millers (11) be connected via a transfer case (10) to a common rotational drive (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Helmut Rungger
  • Publication number: 20120282056
    Abstract: A tool clamping device for a machine tool has a tool spindle with a first clamping unit, which is coupled to a drive unit. A conventional tool can be clamped and rotatably driven about a rotational axis by means of a first clamping unit. To clamp a heavy tool, a plurality of second clamping units are additionally arranged by means of a housing on the base body of the tool clamping device and about the rotational axis. The heavy tool is clamped by the first clamping unit and the second clamping units and rotatably driven by means of the first clamping unit. For this purpose, the heavy tool has a corresponding first counter-clamping unit and corresponding second counter-clamping units. The tool head of the heavy tool coupled to the first counter-clamping unit and can be rotatably driven by means of the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: MAG IAS, GMBH
    Inventor: Hans ZINDL
  • Patent number: 8267188
    Abstract: A machining tool comprises a frame mounting an extendable yoke slidable with respect to the frame in a first direction through one or more mounting pillars. A tool motor is mounted on the yoke. A drive mechanism for the yoke is also mounted in the frame, with a drive motor to drive the yoke drive mechanism. A belt is between pulleys on the drive motor and mechanism to transmit drive between them. A rotatable sleeve is around the tool motor and on which sleeve the belt engages on opposite sides of the tool motor, whereby the tool motor can extend between the drive motor and mechanism, thereby resulting in a compact arrangement of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Sheffield
    Inventor: Garth Martyn John Nicholson
  • Patent number: 8262326
    Abstract: The subject-matter of the invention is a machining unit for a milling and drilling machine, comprising a spindle housing (1) which is supported on a machine part and can be moved in a longitudinal direction, a milling head (5) mounted on the face end of the spindle housing (1), a work spindle (6) supported in the milling head (5) and comprising an electric drive motor, and an energy and working stock supply to the milling head (5) formed of bunched lines and cables. The bunched lines and cables for the energy and working stock supply are disposed inside the spindle housing (1) in the shape of a string (25) and introduced into the milling head (5) via a rotary transmission leadthrough (8) on the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Deckel Maho Pfronten GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Lechleiter, Hans Gronbach, Alfred Geissler
  • Patent number: 8235139
    Abstract: This invention disclosed a power tool comprising housing, motor in the housing, switch fixed on the housing used to connect motor and power, output shaft connecting with operator and rotating in single direction in company with the motor driving, and locking device contained in the housing. Power tool has self-locking mechanism which can lock the output shaft no need additional tools or holding force. The locking act can be easier and safer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chengzhong Chen, Hongfeng Zhong
  • Patent number: 8206068
    Abstract: In a main spindle device provided with a housing and a main spindle, a labyrinth-forming annular groove is formed, in the circumferential direction of the main spindle, on the outer circumferential surface of a protruding portion of the spindle that protrudes from the housing on the front side. A housing lid member having a protruding portion that is inserted into the labyrinth-forming annular groove so as not to contact an inside surface of the labyrinth-forming annular groove all around the periphery is fixed to the housing on the front side thereof and forms a labyrinth seal portion between the protruding portion and the labyrinth-forming annular groove. The housing lid member is constructed so that the housing lid member can be divided into at least two pieces with respect to the circumference of the labyrinth-forming annular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiharu Takashima, Yuji Okawa
  • Publication number: 20120087756
    Abstract: Provided are: a double grasping mechanism including a double grasped part and a double gripping mechanism; a spindle, a holder holding mechanism, a main-spindle, and a holder holding device each including a double gripping mechanism; and a tool holder; a chuck holder; and a clamp holder. The double grasped part is formed by an outer pull stud and an inner pull stud. The double gripping mechanism is formed by: an outer gripping mechanism including an outer large-diameter part, an outer small-diameter part, an outer draw bar, and outer balls; and an inner gripping mechanism including an inner large-diameter part, an inner small-diameter part, an inner draw bar, and inner balls. The tool holder includes the outer pull stud. The chuck holder includes the outer pull stud and the inner pull stud. The clamp holder includes the outer pull stud and the inner pull stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Minoru Kanematsu
  • Patent number: 8152421
    Abstract: An apparatus for drilling a workpiece has a shaft portion including a holder to hold a drilling tool rotating around a first axis. A reduction gear is connected to the shaft portion. A cylindrical member, including an outer cylinder and an inner cylinder, rotatably contains the shaft portion at an eccentric position. The cylindrical member is connected to the output shaft of the reduction gear and rotated around a second axis parallel to the first axis. A slide containing cylinder contains the shaft portion, the reduction gear and the cylindrical member. The slide containing cylinder has a sliding structure for axially moving the shaft portion, the reduction gear and the cylindrical member. A drilling tool is simultaneously rotated around the first axis, revolved around the second axis and is axially moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Hukuzo Yagishita
  • Publication number: 20120082526
    Abstract: A spindle head structure rotatable in A/B axes is provided, comprising: a spindle support, an intermediate support, a base support, an upper telescopic strut and a lower telescopic strut. The spindle support may be adapted to be fixed with a spindle. The intermediate support may be connected with the spindle support via two coaxial upper revolute pairs. The base support may be connected with the intermediate support via two coaxial lower revolute pairs. The upper telescopic strut may be connected between the spindle support and the intermediate support. And the lower telescopic strut may be connected between the intermediate support and the base support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Xiaoqiang TANG, Liping Wang, Zhufeng Shao, Dianjun Wang, Rui Yao, Lin Qu
  • Patent number: 8132991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protection device for a motor spindle (1) arranged in a housing (2), particularly of a machine tool, having an inner ring (6) fixedly joined to the motor spindle (1) and an outer ring joined to the housing (2). The inner ring (6) is arranged in the outer ring (7) in a way permitting axial motion and a tilting motion, and is placed under elastically resilient preload against the outer ring (7) by means of preloading members (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Jakob Antriebstechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Jakob
  • Publication number: 20120020752
    Abstract: A rotary spindle head with gear reducer is provided, which comprises a rotary spindle unit, a fork-shaped type spindle base and a driving unit. The fork-shaped spindle base is for linking up the rotary spindle unit with a machine tool, and the driving unit comprises a torque motor and a gear reducer which are sited coaxially on the fork-shaped spindle base. The gear reducer is connected to the rotary spindle unit to drive and rotate the rotary spindle unit in the fork-shaped spindle base. The gear reducer is designed to lower decelerating rate. Besides, the input and output of the gear reducer are coaxial design, the torque of torque motor could be magnified to several times and maintain higher rotational speed to do the high speed light cutting and high torque heavy cutting work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Feng-Ming Ou, Yu-Hsi Hsing, Hsi-Hung Hsiao, Ching-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 8087857
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided to machine a curved surface such as an inner or outer peripheral surface of a pipe. The pipe is held stationary during machining and a rotatable spindle of a machine head moves along multiple orthogonal axes to align the rotational axis of the spindle with the longitudinal pipe axis. Preferably, the pipe axis is located by using a touch probe to engage the curved surface at multiple spots and the calculating the location of the pipe axis. The cutting tool, which is preferably a cutting tool insert, is rotated by the spindle to machine the curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Mazak Corporation
    Inventor: Bernard Edward Schawe
  • Patent number: 8083446
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spindle for a machine tool, in particular a motor spindle having a housing (2) for accommodating an electric motor (3) and a shaft (6) which can be driven by the latter, in particular having a tool holder for a tool for machining workpieces, wherein at least one data acquisition element (8) for recording operating and/or state data of the spindle is provided, and wherein the data acquisition element is in the form of a radio chip and can be read by radio using a read element (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Paul Müller GmbH & Co. KG Unternehmensbeteiligungen
    Inventors: Bernd Möller, Edgar Verlemann
  • Patent number: 8070400
    Abstract: A device for the high-speed drilling of boards for printed circuits and the like. The device has a support, a drill head with an associated mandrel, and a member for locking and driving a drill bit in the mandrel. The mandrel is actuated by a compressed air turbine and has an optical encoder for encoding the speed of rotation of the turbine and generating a signal representing this speed. The signal is supplied to a control circuit in order to drive a proportional valve supplying compressed air to the turbine as a function of the speed of rotation encoded by the optical encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: LG Technologies s.r.l.
    Inventor: Gioachino Busatta
  • Patent number: 8061940
    Abstract: A spindle unit has a working spindle, which is mounted, so as to be rotatable about its longitudinal axis, in its own bearing housing and in which there is provided a receiver for tools for machining workpieces. Via a repositioning unit, the working spindle is repositioned automatically and controllably in relation to the bearing housing when in operation (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Chiron-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Prust, Hans-Henning Winkler
  • Patent number: 8052362
    Abstract: A machine tool including a bed; a work table horizontally movable on the bed; a column extending from the bed; a spindle head movable on the column; an outer cylinder attached inside the spindle head; a stator of a built-in motor; and a spindle sub-cartridge. The spindle sub-cartridge includes a vertical rotating shaft; a front side bearing having an inner ring fitted to a front end of the rotating shaft and an outer ring fitted to a front housing; a rotor of the built-in motor; a rear side bearing having an inner ring fitted to a rear end of the rotating shaft and an outer ring fitted to a bearing sleeve. The movable range of the spindle head in the vertical direction is longer than a length necessary for inserting the spindle sub-cartridge into the spindle head. The spindle sub-cartridge is can be disassembled and assembled integrally with respect to the spindle head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: NSK, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sumio Sugita, Mitsuho Aoki, Yoshifumi Inagaki, Yasushi Morita