Groovers and Slotters Information
Groovers and slotters are tools for cutting narrow grooves or slots in a workpiece. A groover is used to adjust the width of a groove and it can be unassembled if required. Slotters are tools that move back and forth to cut a workpiece which is fed in the cutting tool. A slotting machine drills a series of large diameter holes in granite, marble, or other types of stones. There are many types of groovers. Examples include a grooving insert, grooving machine, V grooving, and a grooving tool. A grooving insert is used for internal precision matching. A grooving machine makes a groove by high speed cutting and provides good finishing. A V grooving machine is provided with a diamond tipped or carbide cutter head to provide shallow and deep grooves. A grooving tool is selected depending on the precision of the groove required and lathe type. Other groovers and slotters are commonly available. There are several ways in which groovers and slotters function. In groovers, a 1 mm spacer is inserted between the grooves that gives a 1mm increment in groove width. The slotter consists of a base on which a column is mounted to support the operating parts. Some slotting machine specifications include size of 250W x 477L x 500H in mm, a power source of AC100V, 50/60Hz, and weighs about 40kg. A grooving insert is available in different insert seat sizes and its width ranges from 1mm to 8 mm. A grooving machine provides movement in X, Y, and Z directions and it is capable of shaping special cuts. A grooving tool provides a high degree of accuracy and low tolerance. Groovers and slotters are designed and manufactured to meet most industry specifications. Groovers and slotters are used in many applications. Some examples include aerospace industries, store fixtures, furniture, and marble cutting. Groovers and slotters are mainly used for sectioning and cutting stones. Groovers and slotters must adhere to International Standards Organization (ISO) standards.