GERMANY - Leuco received the "Winner" award from the German Innovation Awards for “Leuco AirStream”.
This solution faces the classic challenge of chip removal in carpentry. Although constructive solutions to tools for targeted chip guidance have to a certain extent been available for some time in the industry, especially in the furniture industry, “Leuco AirStream” impacted by its novel solution to the challenge.
“The patented AirStream-System was inspired by the scoops of sports cars. Transferring the design to woodworking tools was a new tricky and exciting task that has never before been applied in this way,” reports Benjamin Sitzler, developer of the AirStream-System at Leuco.
The AirStream-System is characterized by its targeted, intelligent guidance of the resulting chips in the direction of extraction. During the milling process, the air flow is deliberately directed around the rotating tool in order to direct the chips directly to the extraction unit. The advantage for the user is that 99 percent of the chips are extracted, i.e. the machine remains clean and virtually does not have to be cleaned. The fact that the chips are removed from the machining zone immediately after they are generated by the extraction system means that the tool life of the milling cutter is longer, as the cutting edges do not have to perform unnecessary double cutting work. The targeted guidance of the air flow results in less uncontrolled air turbulence, and the tool is pleasantly quiet for the user when in use.
“It is important that, for the first time in history, smaller and medium-sized companies also benefit from a design solution for chip removal thanks to the AirStream-System, because the tools are used on machines from Holzher,” adds Ewald Westfal, Head of Technology at Leuco.