KOMET Introduces Bluetooth® Technology to Precision Drilling Systems

The KOMET Group® brings modern wireless networking to the new KOMET MicroKom® BluFlex™ precision adjustment system



CHICAGO – January 9, 2012By incorporating Bluetooth®  wireless technology to the KOMET MicroKom®  BluFlex™  tool system, tool developers at KOMET® have isolated the display from the tool head, making it easier, safer and more convenient to read off the settings. When dialing-in the micro-adjustable head, the operator can affix the magnetic, external display unit anywhere within the field of view, outside of the machine tool. The illuminated screen and oversized numerals make reading easier, while the display can switch between mm and inches.  


A specially-designed adjustment key, with integral Bluetooth® interface, is also part of the system. The same display unit and adjustment key can be used for multiple KOMET MicroKom® BluFlex™ micro-adjustable heads, thus reducing costs when investing in several heads. 


An improved integral part balancing system also allows the KOMET MicroKom® BluFlex™ precision adjustment head to achieve rotational speeds up to 20,000 rpm, while the modular KOMET ABS® interface provides for easy adaptation to different machine spindles.


The KOMET MicroKom® BluFlex™ also features an energy-saving function with an automatic shutoff after 30 seconds, and uses common AAA batteries.



About KOMET of America, Inc.

KOMET of America, located in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the largest subsidiary of the KOMET Group®, the global technology leader for metal cutting tools, tool concepts and complete solutions for hole making.  KOMET of America owes its rapid growth to its complete engineering services, extended manufacturing capabilities, and customer-centric creativity summarized in the TOOLS + IDEAS approach.  It provides innovative cutting tool solutions to the U.S. automotive, aerospace, energy, agricultural, and general internal machining industries. 


About the KOMET Group

With its KOMET®, DIHART® and JEL® brands, the KOMET Group is a leading global manufacturer of precision tools for bore machining, reaming, and threading.  The group has been at the forefront of innovation in the sector for over 90 years - a tradition that began with the early indexable insert borers and continues today with their mechatronic tool systems.  The company currently employs approximately 1,600 staff in its 20 subsidiaries and is represented in more than 50 countries.  

MicroKom BluFlex at CMTS