Collet Pads Enable Top-Jaw System to Hold Small Bar, Tube Stock

Dillon Manufacturing offers S- and Warner & Swasey-type collet pads for top-jaw systems.

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Dillon Manufacturing offers S- and Warner & Swasey-type collet pads for top-jaw systems. According to the company, these pads can convert through-hole chucks to hold small bar and tube stock. The collet pads are designed to be changed quickly, maximizing production time.

The pads are said to increase a chuck’s range of workholding capabilities, allowing varied part geometries to be machined with the same jaw system. Full contact of gripping surfaces provides a stable grip and allows heavy cuts for shorter cycle times. Implementing the system requires only a jaw change, and changing the jaws and collets is said to take less time than changing entire chucks.

Available pad shapes include round, hex and square with smooth or serrated gripping surfaces. The line also includes collet pad top jaws and W&S solid emergency collet pads.

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