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1. (WO2017017430) TOOL SWIVEL ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/017430    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/052275
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Jul 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B23Q 16/02
B24B 27/00
B24B 49/00
B23Q 16/10
Applicants: FIVES LANDIS LIMITED
Inventors: BARTLETT, Christopher D
BALDERSON, Christopher
Title: TOOL SWIVEL ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A tool swivel assembly for a machine tool comprises: a base (34) for mounting on a machine tool; a support shaft (6) in a fixed position and orientation relative to the base, the support shaft having a longitudinal reference axis (24); a rotatable tool support (4) which is rotatable relative to the support shaft about the longitudinal reference axis; and a fixed tool support (22) which is fixed relative to and carried by the support shaft. In such a configuration, the position of a tool or gauge mounted on the fixed tool support does not change with any change in the rotational position of the rotatable tool support. Thus the tool or gauge on the fixed tool support can be used in combination with any of the material removal tools carried on the rotatable tool support. This avoids the need to provide a dedicated tool or gauge in association with any of the material removal tools carried on the rotatable tool support.