Hauppauge, NY – Albrecht Inc. has renamed the Albrecht Power Chuck (APC) line of CNC milling tool holders as the Albrecht Überchuck. The new name acknowledges both the product’s German heritage and the patented technology that permits this innovative tool holder to outperform its shrink-fit and hydraulic competitors. Headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, Albrecht Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Josef Albrecht Bohrfutterfabrik GmbH & Co., of Wernau, Germany. The revolutionary design of the Überchuck takes advantage of a patented, two-stage clamping mechanism that provides significantly higher gripping torque than the widely used shrink-fit and hydraulic tool holders. This results in the extreme rigidity and excellent dampening characteristics that allow more efficient and aggressive cutting, and provide significantly longer cutting-tool life. A further benefit is easier, faster tool changes that save both labor and reduce downtime. According to Tom Sheridan, Albrecht’s Vice President of Marketing: “Independent tests show that our Überchuck technology can increase tool life by as much as 60%. Savings like that can offset conversion costs in a very short time and result in improved profitability down the line. While the case for the Überchuck is clear, the challenge is overcoming inertia on the part of the manufacturers by helping them to realize that by inaction they may very well be compromising their own bottom lines.” Albrecht Überchucks are available in three gripping ranges: 1/8” – 9/16”, 1/8” – 3/4”, and 3/4” – 1-1/4”. All are coolant-ready and pressure rated to 1400 psi. Each is dynamically balanced for high-speed operation, and guaranteed to run within 0.00012” TIR or better at 2.5 x diameter.
To learn more, visit Albrecht’s product-specific website www.uberchuck.com.