Live tools are dynamic tools that drive a cutting tool (endmill, threadmill, drill, tap) that is secured with a collet or other coupling on the live tool spindle. They are mounted to a turret and are actuated by the CNC control spindle. Live tools add the milling component to the lathe increasing productivity saving you time and money. This eliminates the hassle of moving your parts to the mill after performing all your turning steps in the lathe. Our tools come in radial or axial configurations and are available for VDI or BMT65 stations to accommodate a wide variety of turrets and machines.
RedLine Tools feature quality components proudly manufactured in the USA. Our live tools feature an oversized flange integral to the spindle, providing chip protection for the front seal and bearings. A precise run-out of .0002 mm provides improved accuracy and smooth performance. We are driven to provide our customers with results that work.
We offer fast and economical rebuilds and repairs through our sister company, Productivity Inc. Service is performed by highly trained and experienced technicians in our state-of-the-art repair facility. We also offer free estimates on every tool, plus a 90-day warranty on all rebuilds.
Models we service include (but are not limited to) RedLine, Jarvis, Mazak, Eppinger, Citizen, Miyano, Benz, Heimatec, Koma, Alberti, Gen Swiss, Lyndex-Nikken and Star. Productivity is also the authorized national repair facility for Citizen and Heimatec.
For more information or to schedule live tool repair or rebuild, call (763) 745-1161 or email at email@example.com.
The Haas BMT65 turret offers increased cutting performance, longer tool life and better tool clearance compared to older machines. Our BMT65 live tools use standard ER32 collets, have a 1:1 drive ratio, 6,000 max RPM and run-out = .0002 mm. We also offer a full line of modular live tools that work with the VariaConnect quick-change adapter.
The BMT65 turret fits on the following Haas machines:
ST-20Y, ST-25Y, ST-30Y, ST-35Y, DS-30Y, ST-20, ST-25, ST-30, ST-35
Modular tools allow you to change tools in less than a minute getting the maximum production from your machine. The clamping insert ensures that you’re always on the centerline for maximum accuracy and repeatability.
BMT65 Radial Modular Live Tool
The VariaConnect adapters offer a wide array of flexibility.
Available in short, medium and long coupling lengths. Collet is 32MM, VDI40, max rpm 6,000, drive ratio 1:1, runout =.0002.
Our VDI Live Tools are for the Haas 12 Station VDI, 12 Station VB Hybrid & VB24 Turrets.
Haas 12-Station VDI Turret
Fits these machines: ST-20, ST-25, ST-30, ST-35, ST-35Y.
Haas 12-Station VB Hybrid Turret
Fits these machines: ST-20, ST-20Y, ST-25, ST-25Y, ST-30, ST-30Y, ST-35, ST-35Y.
Technical Information on Haas Turrets
Haas VB24 Turret
Fits these machines: DS-30SS, DS-30SSY, DS-20SS, DS-20SSY, DS-30SSY, ST-30SS, ST-30SSY.