Rigibore

Rigibore's Smartbore finishing cartridges ensure precision performance in single or multi-feature special tooling solutions.

Smartbore technology is available as either as a replaceable cartridge or built-in as a fine adjustment slide (FAS) covering a diameter range of 16mm upwards.

Patented Smartbore technology enables fast, simple diameter changes to be made without removing the tool from the machine spindle.

Smartbore cartridges achieve an adjustment of 0.001 mm on diameter.

Smartbore Specials — Rigibore's Custom Solutions

Smartbore cartridges are built into special tooling solutions, designed and manufactured custom to the needs of the customer's individual application.

In-house software capabilities allows the design of multiple Smartbore cartridges on a single tool. This function means two or more diameters can be machined simultaneously, or in "one shot".

This capability increases process efficiency, reduces cycle time and minimises tooling requirements. Some of our Smartbore custom solutions are featured here.

No Clamping, No Problem

  • Cartridge adjustment down to 1 micron on diameter (0.6 mm range).
  • Simple adjustment by operators of all skill and experience levels, without removal from the machine
  • Smartbore® cartridges fit standard UFP pockets.
  • Ideal for tight tolerance precision manufacturing.
  • Can be built into any tool with multiple cutting edges per tool.

Technical Information

The Smartbore cartridge contains an integral position transducer. This is activated by the Adjuster when the connection is made.

The Smartbore Adjuster contains a rechargeable power source, together with the control electronics necessary to display the adjustment reading on the LCD.

The Adjuster also supplies power to the cartridge position transducer when connected. The transducer returns position data to the Adjuster which is then interpreted and displayed on the LCD.

View our Smartbore downloads section if you can't find the documentation here.

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