Vero-S WDB Modular System Specifically for Direct Workpiece Clamping

Originally titled 'Modular System Specifically for Direct Workpiece Clamping'

By using clamping pillars with a modular structure, freely molded parts and other workpieces can be clamped directly on the machine table, without the need of additional equipment.

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The Vero-S WDB clamping technology modular system transfers the efficiency levels of the Schunk Vero-S quick-change pallet system specifically to machine directly clamped workpieces. By using clamping pillars with a modular structure, freely molded parts and other workpieces can be clamped directly on the machine table, without the need of additional equipment.

The modular system consists of the Vero-S WDB basic modules, clamping modules and stacking modules, that all can be freely combined. The stacking modules are 30 mm and 50 mm, so that the height of the clamping pillars can be varied in intervals of 10 mm to 80 mm without needing any special solutions. Height differences can be bridged using the stepless, adjustable, hydraulically clamped Vero-S WDA compensation element.

All interfaces have a taper centering mechanism that is free from play and guarantees a repeat accuracy of <0.005 mm between the individual components. The clamping modules can be actuated, and the workpiece can be monitored by an integrated air feed-through, without the need for an external media supply. The actual workpiece clamping takes place by spring force; and is a self-locking, form fit process. The workpieces remain safely clamped even if the air pressure suddenly drops. A pneumatic system of 6 bar opens the clamping module.