Tungsten carbide burrs with a long shank
Tungsten carbide burrs with a long shank are ideal for cost-effectively machining hard-to-reach areas on components. Small tungsten carbide burrs with a long shank diameter of 3 mm can be used to work on fine, hard-to-reach contours.
What drives are suitable for long-shank variants?
Tungsten carbide burrs with a long shank should only be used with rigid clamping systems and drives.
Long-shank variants are not suitable for robotic or stationary applications. There is a risk that they may break off!
What has to be taken into consideration when using tungsten carbide burrs with a long shank?
When working with long shank lengths, it is crucial that the tool is in contact with the workpiece (i.e. inserted in the bore or slot to be machined) before the drive system is turned on.
As a rule, the tool must remain in contact with the workpiece for as long as the machine is running. Failure to observe this procedure may result in burr failure (bending) and hence an increased risk of accidents.
What are the maximum rotational speeds that apply for long-shank variants?
If continuous contact between the tool and the workpiece is not guaranteed during use, the maximum idling speeds must not be exceeded.
To prevent the shank from bending, you should adhere to the recommended rotational speeds.
For safety reasons, the maximum application speeds with contact with the workpiece require a reduction in the recommended rotational speed of tungsten carbide burrs with standard shanks. The reduced rotational speeds are stated in the table below :
What do the abbreviations GL and SL mean?
GL refers to the entire length of a solid tungsten carbide burr. SL refers to the shank length of a tungsten carbide burr with a long steel shank.
Can tungsten carbide burrs with a long shank be shortened?
Tungsten carbide burrs with a long shank can be shortened if the application requires this. Tungsten carbide burrs with the designation GL are made from solid tungsten carbide, which means they can only be shortened using diamond tools.
What is the alternative to using a tungsten carbide burr with a long shank?
If you only require occasional use of a burr with a longer shank, using extensions for drive spindles can be a cost-efficient alternative to using specially manufactured burrs with a long shank.