Find the definition, types and advantages of both CNC collets and chucks for workholding as well as the best applications for each, in this article.
Chuck jaw has a very long compensation stroke, giving it increased flexibility for clampable workpiece geometries and a wide variety of applications.
The pyramids feature a 30-degree mounting surface to ensure maximum clearance for spindle and cutting tool paths, resulting in more machining per setup.
Each jaw is independently controlled and monitored by an individual electromechanical drive, which enables many clamping functions — all within one fully automated chuck.
SMW’s HFKS-2G Power Chuck delivers twice the grip force than standard 3-Jaw chucks.
The 2-Jaw module delivers small alternative to large centric vice.
Big Kaiser’s UniLock Stabilizer 50 system can easily adjust to new parts – making machining more efficient and cost-effective.
Nuts convert standard chucks into quick-change chucks, reducing jaw change time.
Two models enable efficient changes in spindle machines.
Centco4 self-centering and compensating chuck can clamp virtually any type or shape of geometric part.
From accounting and order tracking to scheduling and inventory management, this workholding equipment supplier is only beginning to realize the full benefits of its ERP system.
Workholding for milling operations commonly involves vises that clamp with movable jaws. This technology has continued to progress to match the requirements of five-axis workholding.
Automation can bring speed and consistency to many different manufacturing operations. When it can be added with relatively minimal expense, the move seems even more compelling.
Increasingly, new machine tools are being developed that defy existing classification code by virtue of their multi-tasking capabilities.
For shops making all types of parts, collet chucks can provide faster change-over, an increased gripping range, high rigidity and reduced maintenance.
Garant Xtric centering vice is provided with center jaw, gripper mounting holes and Endutec automation interface.
Sveconek LLC’s has introduced a high capacity workholding system that holds up to 10 parts in a single-acting machinist vise.
Blue Photon's workholding grippers are a load-bearing, light-transmitting fixture component that locks the part in place for machining.
Schunk's power lathe chuck enables maximum roundness
Some primary factors are often overlooked when considering how to justify the implementation of a bar feeder for turning operations.
Workholding for turning is usually fairly basic: The selection comes down to chucks or collets. This article looks at when to consider the collet chuck and what kind might be best for a given application.