The Tool Change System You Didn’t Know You Needed

ARNO Fast Change (AFC) system is a revolutionary system for CNC Swiss machines. It consists of a state-of-the-art through-coolant gang plate, which holds ARNO’s split shank through-coolant turning tools, parting tools, and grooving tools. The AFC system will not only accommodate all your Swiss turning needs, but it’ll also significantly increase your finished part output. How does this work? By reducing tool change times to mere seconds and decreasing set-up change over time from hours to just minutes.

ARNO Fast Change System Overview

Sr. Applications Specialist, Rob Hampton, breaks down some of the features and benefits of the Arno Fast Change System.

Quick Tool Changes, the ARNO USA Way

100% Through-Coolant Capable

ARNO’s Fast Change gang plate was designed to deliver through-coolant right where it needs to be, 100% of the time.

Split Shank Tooling System

Coolant is delivered to the tool tip through our exclusive split shank tool holders. No one else does it quite like we do, and that’s what makes our split shank tooling system so efficient.

Lightning Fast Tool Change System

The goal of the ARNO Fast Change system is to keep your spindles running and producing parts. Our split shank tools will enable you to swap tools quickly and accurately without having to move coolant lines or spigots so you can make a lot more parts per shift.

Product Categories

Deco Cut Inserts

Deco-Cut is your Swiss Lathe solution for parting, grooving, turning, back turning, and threading. The precision ground inserts with sharp edges have been specifically developed for Swiss machining demands and the unique location system ensured dead accurate repeatability.

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Deco-Cut for AFC

Our deco-cut system, specially developed for Swiss machining auto lathes, is a modular system for manufacturing small, accurate parts. It features double sided inserts, quick insert changes, and a strong insert location with high repeatability.

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Fixed Stops & Blank Offs

The ARNO Fast Change system features a selection of fixed stops and blank offs for various tool styles. The fixed stops, available with an offset coolant transfer groove, extend your tool holder overhang.

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Gang Plates

The Gang Plate is the heart of the ARNO Fast Change system. Coolant channels within the plate route coolant to the fixed stops and low profile 4 point wedge clamps keeps everything secure without collecting a lot of chips. Designed for ARNO's Fast Change split shank tool holders that will cover nearly any swiss turning application.

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HTE Grooving for AFC

Thanks to the 3-edged HTE ground insert and optimized cooling feature to the cutting edge and tool flank, the HTE grooving tool is an efficient, versatile system for external parting off.

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HTE Inserts

ARNO's latest grooving and parting technology... a precision ground insert that is perfect for Swiss Machining application, but with three edges instead of two! Precision plus economy... how cool is that?

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ISO Positive Precision Inserts

Peripheral ground for precision indexing and sharper edge definitions. Perfect for small diameter work where part deflection must be avoided. Sharp edges and precise hones are also necessary for machining difficult materials like Titanium, Stainless Steel, and High Temp alloys.

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ISO Positive Utility Inserts

Less costly but not less effective. Utility inserts are as-pressed or precision pressed. They offer more robust edge definitions for larger work and tougher operations.

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ISO Turn & Thread for AFC

The ARNO Fast Change system features ISO standard quick change turning and threading tool holders in various leads and configurations that will suit almost any application. The through coolant ports direct copious amounts of coolant to the cutting edge for better tool life and optimum chip control.

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SA Inserts

Our SA range of inserts include world class grades and geometries that are competent in machining materials ranging from Aluminum to high temperature alloys.

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SA/SE Part & Groove for AFC

As a part of the Arno Fast Change System, our selection of SA / SE tools for parting and grooving operations provide you with increased productivity and reduced costs.

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SE Inserts

The SE insert family is optimized for plunge and copy turn operations in virtually any material.

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