Platinum Tooling expands tool program for automatic lathes

September 06, 2021 - 08:30pm

Platinum Tooling Technologies Inc. in Prospect Heights, Illinois, the exclusive importer of Heimatec live tools, angle heads, and multi-spindle heads, has extended its product offering to include the current Citizen tool program.  In addition to the standard live and static tools, the company will offer 1:4 speed increasers for the most current Citizen machine models of Swiss style automatic lathes.

Originally developed for the manufacture of precision parts in the watch industry, Swiss-type CNC automatic lathes are now widely used throughout the industry to produce automotive components, screws and pins for the medical industry, and precision parts for electrical engineering.

Platinum Tooling and Heimatec’s goal during the development of this line was to construct a series of tools that would offer the greatest possible processing quality and longest service life, while additionally enhancing the machine’s capabilities with the use of speed increasers.  To achieve this, Heimatec incorporates the highest quality bearings, ground gear components, spindles, and housings to produce superior tools with maximum rigidity.

In addition to Citizen, Platinum Tooling is striving to expand their tooling programs to include products to enhance machining operations, increase productivity, and create cost savings opportunities.      

For more information and literature, phone 847-749-0633.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.


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