Rego-Fix powRgrip Unit Built for Reliability

Originally titled 'Toolholding Unit Built for Reliability'

Rego-Fix has expanded its powRgrip line of toolholding systems with the PGU 9500 automatic clamping unit.

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Rego-Fix has expanded its powRgrip line of toolholding systems with the PGU 9500 automatic clamping unit. Smaller in size, the unit is ergonomic, energy efficient and practically maintenance free.

The PGU 9500 operates basically the same as Rego-Fix’s existing clamping units. However, it has less moving parts and incorporates long-lasting durable proximity switches as well as other design changes that significantly boost reliability and system longevity as well as energy savings.

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. Operators can quickly reach the unit’s emergency stop switch now located up front and the main power switch situated at the side of the unit. All exterior buttons are flush mounted for operator safety and to prevent damage, the company says.

PG toolholding systems rely on the interference between holder and collet to generate their clamping force. 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 run-out 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. Cycle testing exceeded more than 20,000 insertions and removals, outperforming other systems on the market, the company says.