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Leitz advances tooling efficiency with new DT Premium compact hogger

 Tuesday, July 27, 2021

One of the tooling specialists Leitz, recently upgrades tooling efficiency in a cost effective way with the new DT Premium compact hogger. The DT Premium compact hogger from Leitz is a revolutionary discovery in the tooling domain as it will help in experiencing 20 percent less costs in panel processing with the DT Premium compact hogger. Individual customer wishes, the increasing variety of decors and the increasing proportion of waste wood in the panel material present new challenges to manufacturing companies every day. The diamond-tipped DT Premium compact hogger from Leitz, with optimised cutting geometry, improved chip removal and additional damping elements, enables users in the furniture industry to achieve significant increases in productivity and efficiency.

The new DT Premium compact hogger from Leitz offers support in such situations. Compared to the previously used hoggers, the DT Premium convinces with significantly longer tool lives. Especially in the long-term test at various Leitz customers, it achieved great results in the areas of productivity and cost-effectiveness. Correspondingly, the long service life also has an effect on the efficiency of the overall process. Fewer tool changes and downtimes in series production, but also the permanent usability in batch size 1 production, allow machining costs to be reduced by up to 20 percent. In addition, the constant cutting width after sharpening, the perfect edges and smooth narrow surfaces are further quality features that give the DT Premium compact hogger a convincing price-performance ratio. The compact hogger is also convincing from the point of view of sustainability. The resharpenability has been significantly increased to 15 sharpening cycles and the specially developed tool design reduces disturbing noise and avoids vibrations.

The DT Premium compact hogger from Leitz can be ordered from stock with a diameter of 250 mm, it is suitable for use on all common double-end tenoners or edge processing machines and is available in two versions with different tooth shapes. For batch size 1 production, tooth shape 1 is the best choice, which shows its strengths in a wide range of materials such as melamine, HPL or high-gloss materials. The tooth form 2 is perfectly suited for machining high-quality veneers, paper decors or honeycomb panels.

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