secuRgrip Antipull System

September 13, 2012

REGO-FIX's new secuRgrip anti-pull system locks the collet and cutter to the toolholder body to eliminate cutter slippage during demanding metal removal applications so that the only possible failure mode is that of the cutting tool.

As a new feature of the company's powRgrip product series, which includes holders, collets and a mini-press, secuRgrip works by utilizing the powRgrip's tremendous gripping strength in conjunction with a patented locking system and threaded cap.

With secuRgrip's added levels of cutting tool security, manufacturers, especially those within the aerospace industry, can experience greater confidence when machining expensive castings and materials or complex parts. The secuRgrip system has a TIR of 0.0001" and enables manufacturers to preset their tool heights. Furthermore, REGO-FIX customers can modify their existing powRgrip holders for use with the system.

According to David McHenry, senior product engineer for REGO-FIX, even with the highest clamping forces in the industry, there are still those applications that require additional safety measures. In fact, REGO-FIX developed the state-of-the-art secuRgrip system in response to customer demand for a fail-safe system.

Unlike other systems, secuRgrip does not require the purchase of expensive specially modified endmills, but rather makes use of existing standard carbide or HSS endmill designs. Standard ground notches found on most Weldon-type endmills readily accept the locking key insert of the secuRgrip system for fast and easy assembling.

The secuRgrip system quickly comes together by placing the small, profiled locking key insert into the flat of an industry-standard Weldon-type endmill. The endmill is then screwed into a collet with the same thread pattern. Next, the collet assembly is securely and accurately pressed together using the powRgrip mini-press before a small retaining cap is added to the outside of the holder to secure the collet to the holder.

The secuRgrip system is applicable for use with REGO-FIX PG 25 or PG 32 holders in all tapers, including CAT, BT, TC, HSK, CAPTO and dual contact REGO PLUS. Licensed by BIG Daishowa, REGO PLUS products are compatible with all BIG PLUS spindles. The complete secuRgrip system will be available in January.

Related Glossary Terms

  • collet


    Flexible-sided device that secures a tool or workpiece. Similar in function to a chuck, but can accommodate only a narrow size range. Typically provides greater gripping force and precision than a chuck. See chuck.

  • endmill


    Milling cutter held by its shank that cuts on its periphery and, if so configured, on its free end. Takes a variety of shapes (single- and double-end, roughing, ballnose and cup-end) and sizes (stub, medium, long and extra-long). Also comes with differing numbers of flutes.

  • flat ( screw flat)

    flat ( screw flat)

    Flat surface machined into the shank of a cutting tool for enhanced holding of the tool.

  • high-speed steels ( HSS)

    high-speed steels ( HSS)

    Available in two major types: tungsten high-speed steels (designated by letter T having tungsten as the principal alloying element) and molybdenum high-speed steels (designated by letter M having molybdenum as the principal alloying element). The type T high-speed steels containing cobalt have higher wear resistance and greater red (hot) hardness, withstanding cutting temperature up to 1,100º F (590º C). The type T steels are used to fabricate metalcutting tools (milling cutters, drills, reamers and taps), woodworking tools, various types of punches and dies, ball and roller bearings. The type M steels are used for cutting tools and various types of dies.

  • toolholder


    Secures a cutting tool during a machining operation. Basic types include block, cartridge, chuck, collet, fixed, modular, quick-change and rotating.

  • total indicator runout ( TIR)

    total indicator runout ( TIR)

    Combined variations of all dimensions of a workpiece, measured with an indicator, determined by rotating the part 360°.