Concept from the Middle Ages as a World Premiere
At LIGNA 2023, LEUCO will present the woodworking and wood processing industry for the first time with a completely new, patent-pending concept for arranging cutting edges on basic tool bodies. As another novelty, LEUCO will show the regeneration of fixed slide milling cutters.27 Apr 2023
The tool specialists from LEUCO are pleased to finally make the journey from Horb am Neckar to Hanover again after four years and to enter into a dialog with the industry from Germany and abroad in order to intensively discuss the potential and possible applications of the new concepts, innovations and tool solutions with the trade visitors. The focus of the trade show appearance will clearly be the presentation of a new tool concept.
The research and development departments in the field of machine tools for machining wood materials have always been on the lookout for the optimum tool geometry. The engineers at LEUCO were now inspired by nature and successfully transferred the Fibonacci principle to the tool world for the arrangement and distribution of the cutting edges on the basic body. As already mentioned, the Fibonacci principle is often found in nature when it comes to making optimum use of limited space. Whether the seed stand of a sunflower, the scales of fir and pine cones or even the exterior of a pineapple, all these are examples from nature of the Fibonacci principle, named after a mathematician from the Middle Ages who derived his famous series of numbers from it.
LEUCO has now filed a patent application for the first time for the arrangement of cutting edges according to this principle. The bionic approach is set to expand and enrich LEUCO's portfolio in the future, and will be used wherever it is proven to achieve performance improvements. At LIGNA, LEUCO will demonstrate the distribution of cutting edges on the basic body according to the Fibonacci principle using several tool types, including a "Z4+4 nesting cutter" with a diameter of twelve millimeters, the "SmartJointer airFace" and "LEUCO p-System" jointing cutters with exchangeable cutting blades, and a disc tine cutter. The benefits for customers vary per tool type: the range of advantages extends from lower power consumption and a finer cutting pattern to higher feed rates and longer tool life.
According to the current state of the art in the industry, the life cycle of a fixed-tipped slide cutter ends as soon as the cutter can no longer be resharpened due to insufficient loading height. Exclusively for the two market-relevant diamond-tipped jointing cutters "LEUCO DIAMAX airFace" and "LEUCO DIAREX airFace", a new technical process at LEUCO makes it possible to braze out the worn cutting edges, braze in new cutting edges and erode them. In short, the user virtually receives a new tool with the existing basic body. The cycle provides that once a "DIAMAX airFace" or "DIAREX airFace" jointing cutter has been purchased, it remains the property of the purchaser, who then orders regeneration from LEUCO and thus starts a new life cycle with one and the same basic body. This regeneration can be carried out several times. For the time being, the process is only available in Germany.
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