Leitz has launched a multifunctional tool system called ProfilCut Q, which comprises ProfilCut Q, ProfilCut Q Premium, ProfilCut Q PLUS, ProfilCut Q PLUS Premium and ProfilCut Q Diamond, suitable for the production of windows, doors or furniture, for batch-size-one productions as well as for the machining of high quantities in profile machining.
The ProfilCut Q tool system consists of disposable systems and re-sharpenable constant systems, which enable economically optimal solutions to be created to customer requirements.
As standard, the tool system’s exchangeable knives are made of carbide with Marathon high-performance coatings, which increases tool life and reduces unproductive machine downtime. All models can be combined with each other to achieve an effective economic overall solution.
According to Leitz, the basic model ProfilCut Q is suitable for wood and wood-derived material processing companies with table milling machines, angular systems, conventional CNC and standard machines. The basic model achieves cutting speeds of up to “90m/sec”.
With the ProfilCut Q Premium, Leitz has taken into account applications where maximum performance is the priority. Due to the clamping system and with the help of a particularly wear-resistant coating of the tool body, cutting speeds of up to “120m/sec” can be achieved. Due to the increased cutting speed, larger feed rates are achieved with the same number of teeth, resulting in reduced machining times of “up to 50%”.
The ProfilCut Q PLUS tooling system was developed for large production volumes with high running metre outputs. Six tool lives per profile knife enable a cost reduction of “up to 20%”, with a cutting speed of “90m/sec”. ProfilCut Q PLUS is also available in the premium version, ProfilCut Q PLUS Premium, with a cutting speed of up to “120m/sec”, reported Leitz.
ProfilCut Q Diamond uses polycrystalline diamonds to machine abrasive materials precisely and without loss of performance. The combination of an ultra-light aluminium tool body and re-sharpenable, diameter and profile constant diamond cutting edges makes the tool efficient. It can be resharpened “up to five times” and ensures that the diameter and profile of the cutting edge remain unchanged even after sharpening, with a tool life “up to 20 times longer” than carbide systems.