Dillon Jaw Force Gages Measure Productivity and Safe Grip on Workpieces

Originally titled 'Gages Measure Productivity and Safe Grip on Workpieces'

With a force range from 0-30,000 lbs, simple to install and easy to use Jaw Force Gages are especially useful for chucks from 6" to 18" (other chucks to maximum 25,000 lbs. rated force per jaw), the company says.

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Jaw Force Gages from Dillon Manufacturing allow users to accurately measure the force applied to each chuck jaw independently, so problems can be diagnosed and corrected before a failure occurs. This reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is the holding force available for that specific jaw (rather than a total force of two or three jaws that other gages measure). While poorly gripped parts can be dislodged by tool pressure, resulting in production losses and an unsafe operation, the gage allows manufacturers to cut production losses by verifying rated jaw force, identify potential safety hazards and establish a maintenance schedule. With a force range from 0-30,000 lbs, simple to install and easy to use Jaw Force Gages are especially useful for chucks from 6" to 18" (other chucks to maximum 25,000 lbs. rated force per jaw), the company says.  

Measurements can be taken, with results compared to determine if, for example, the chuck does not meet manufacturers’ established jaw force ratings because they require lubrication, or a drawbar/drawtube adjustment. It also helps to identify if internal chuck parts are worn or broken or, if chuck jaws are not obtaining full travel and may need disassembly and cleaning. It also helps users determine if an air or hydraulic actuator requires adjustment to correct leakage or bypass, or if line pressure needs adjustment for proper part chucking. Ideal for use with chucks from a variety of manufacturers, these gages keep chucks operating at full force for maximum production and service life. Each of these gages sold by Dillon includes detailed instructions for proper setup and use.  

 

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