PGU 9500 Automatic Clamping Unit Saves Energy

Originally titled 'Automatic Clamping Unit Saves Energy'

The unit has less moving parts and incorporates long-lasting, durable proximity switches as well as other design changes that boost reliability and longevity as well as energy savings.

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The PGU 9500 automatic clamping unit is the newest member of Rego-Fix Tool Corp.’s powRgrip family of toolholding. The system is small in size, ergonomic, energy efficient and practically maintenance free, according to the company.

The unit operates basically the same as the company’s other clamping units. However, it has less moving parts and incorporates long-lasting, durable proximity switches as well as other design changes that boost reliability and longevity as well as energy savings.

For convenience, the company offers shops the option to rent a powRgrip system, including the PGU 9500, on a monthly basis. As part of the program, customers can trade for a new system after 18 months and earn credit toward the purchase price of a system if they eventually decide to own a powRgrip system.

To enhance system speed, ease of use and operator efficiency, Rego-Fix streamlined the PG 9500’s exterior design and strategically relocated some key control elements. The main power switch, for instance, is situated at the side of the unit, and all exterior buttons are flush mounted for operator safety and to prevent damage.

Unlike other clamping systems where heat or hydraulics are used to expand the material, the PG uses the mechanical properties of the holder material to generate tremendous gripping force with runout less than 0.0001". Interchangeable collets are available from 1/8" up to 1", including metric sizes and will hold both carbide and HSS tools.

PG units take less than 10 seconds to press in a tool or remove it from the holder. Because no heat is used, tools can be used immediately after a tool change. 

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