This section provides an overview for rotary tools as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 23 rotary tool manufacturers and their company rankings.
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A rotary tool is a tool attached to a machine tool for cutting metal.
By attaching a rotating mechanism to the cutting tool, this tool is capable of complex machining.
By using a rotary tool on a single machine tool, it is a tool that can contribute to capacity improvement by enabling machining such as flat surface machining, drilling, boring, and cylindrical grinding.
It is inefficient to use multiple machine tools for machining.
Using multiple machine tools, there are disadvantages such as inefficiency in setting up each machine, such as a machine tool for plane machining, a machine tool for drilling, and a machine tool for cylindrical grinding, as well as machining misalignment due to mounting.
This is a revolutionary machine tool that allows multiple machining operations with a single machine tool.
The rotary tool is an innovative machine tool that allows comprehensive machining by attaching a tool to a comprehensive rotary machining unit.
Rotary tools are revolutionary machine tools that enable comprehensive machining by attaching a tool to the unit of a general rotary cutter.
There are various types of rotary tools to suit different machine tools and machining conditions.
There are two main types
A rotary tool is attached to a machine tool to process metal.
There are various types of machine tools.
Machined parts require flat machining, drilling, boring, cylindrical machining, and other processes to complete a part.
General machine tools are used to transfer parts from one machine to another, changing tools as they are machined.
This results in lower work efficiency and lower machining accuracy due to mounting and dismounting.
By attaching the rotary tool to the rotary unit of a general rotary machine tool, it is possible to reduce the time required to remove and replace the tool due to workpiece transfer.
This is an epoch-making machine tool that frees the operator from the need to remove and replace tools due to workpiece transfer.
Even small, handheld rotary tools have high torque, so if used incorrectly, they can be dangerous, resulting in lacerations, burns, and in the worst case, serious accidents that can result in the loss of fingers or limbs. There are many types of rotary tools, such as drills and milling machines, but they are basically divided into two hazards: the rotary tool itself and the workpiece to be processed.
Danger of the rotary tool itself
The first and foremost hazard of the rotary tool itself is entrapment in the rotating parts. Finger entrapment comes to mind immediately, but care must also be taken to avoid the entrapment of gloves and clothing. The use of military gloves is basically prohibited when using rotary tools, and name straps and neckties are worn around the neck are also extremely dangerous. Sleeves and hems of clothing are also often overlooked, so be sure to check them before using the rotary tool.
Next are injuries such as cuts, lacerations, and burns caused by contact with the rotating parts. Rotary tools cut wood, metal, and other materials, so they are characterized by being extremely hard and sharp. Even if the contact is only momentary, there is a risk of cuts and lacerations. Also, the frictional heat from prolonged contact makes the tool and the workpiece hot, so care must be taken to avoid burns.
Finally, there is a risk of the above entrapment and injury due to tool breakage, machine malfunction, or operator mishandling. It is important to inspect rotary tools before use and to take measures such as 5S in the operating environment and alert people around you.
Danger of Workpiece
Danger also lurks in the workpiece. Because rotary tools rotate with high torque, if the workpiece is not properly secured, it may be blown away, resulting in injury to the operator or damage to equipment.
Cutting chips formed during machining are also sharp and can easily be touched with bare hands or scattered during operation, posing a risk of injury. When cleaning, it is important to always wear protective equipment and use special tools to collect, store, and dispose of these materials.
Some grinding operations using rotary tools require qualifications. In the case of grinding wheel replacement work for hand grinders that use a rotary wheel to finish the surface, only workers who have received special safety and health training can perform this work because it falls under the category of "replacement of grinding wheels or test operation when replacing grinding wheels. Violations may result in fines, so it is necessary to take a special training course and obtain certification before performing the work.
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Magnetool, Inc. was established in 1951 and located in Troy, Michigan. Magnetool is a designer and manufacturer of permanent magnet and elegromagnetic devices used for material handling, holding, lifting, demagnetizing, and filtering. Magnetool also offers custom applications. Magnetool product categories include magnetic tools such as multi-lifts and various lifting magnets, electromagnets such as bipolar electromagnets and low profile electromagnets, demagnetizers, rectifier controllers, chuck & sine plates, magnetic filters, and magnetic sweepers. Magnetool also offers repair facilities for permanent chucks and electromagnetic chucks.
SSP Fittings Corp. was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1926 and is a vertically integrated supplier of fitting, valve, and tubing systems. SSP serves many industries including aerospace, chemicals, oil & gas, power, transportation, and pulp & paper. SSP product lines include fittings such as tube, pipe, and weld fittings; valves such as ball, bleed, needle, plug, and purge valves; tools, accessories, quick connects, filters such as inline and tee, hose, hose, hose fittings, power tools, accessories such as liquid leak detectors, and hand tools such as depth marking tools, tube benders, preswaging tools, gap inspection gauges, and reamer-deburring tools.
Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota. Fastenal is a distributor of industrial and construction supplies globally. Fastenal serves numerous industries including electrical, plumbing, farmers, truckers, railroads, mining, and energy exploration, production, and refinement industries. Fastenal’s products include threaded fasteners, bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and construction projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines. Fastenal also offers miscellaneous supplies and hardware, including pins, machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire ropes, strut products, rivets, and related accessories.
SC Fastening Systems hailing from Macedonia, OH is an industrial and construction supply distributer that provides value-added services. Product lines include fasteners, concrete anchors, abrasives, cutting tools, safety, janitorial, welding, paints and chemicals, material handling, tools and equipment, electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics, and lifting and rigging. Additionally, SC Fastening Systems offers specialty parts for niche industries such as laundry chute parts and custom hinges. SC Fastening Systems also offers services including inventory management and supply chain solutions, modified parts, kitting, assembly and special packaging, and fire protection products and services.
Diamond Needle Corp is the North American distributor for Organ Needle Co., LTD of Japan. Diamond Needle Corp is a supplier of sewing supplies and materials. Individuals and industries served include apparel, automotive, bag closing, bookbinding, embroidery, filters, furniture, home fashions, industrial textiles, mattresses, non-woven, quilting, and other special applications. Diamond Needle has over 100,000 parts and supplies available including needles, replacement parts, scissors, lubricants, chemicals for cleaning and adhesive use, specialized tools, drive belts, crayons, markers, safety aids such as gloves and needle protection, and electric busways.
Atlantic Equipment is headquartered in Massachusetts with offices across the Atlantic Seaboard. Atlantic Equipment is a distributor with services including rental and repair of construction and industrial equipment. Atlantic Equipment offers construction equipment, roofing equipment including roof power deck equipment, melters, on-deck equipment, hot air welding machines, and portable air compressors, safety equipment including cones, barricades, fall arrest carts, and warning line systems, various drill bits, chisels, and diamond blades, as well as hand tools including hand welders, caulking guns, torches, scissors, grizzly bards, and shingle roof tear-off shovels.
Ranking as of March 2023 in United States of AmericaDerivation Method
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Ranking as of March 2023 GloballyDerivation Method
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Derivation MethodThe ranking is calculated based on the click share within the rotary tool page as of March 2023. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.
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