Collet Pads, Jaws Hold Hexagonal, Square Workpieces

Dillon’s quick-change collet pads and collet pad jaws are intended for small-diameter workpiece machining applications.

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Dillon’s quick-change collet pads and collet pad jaws are intended for small-diameter workpiece machining applications. The collet pads can be changed quickly to maximize production time, and the jaws can be adapted to various styles of chucks, making them ideal for machining stems, spools, crimp assemblies, manifolds for high-pressure air systems, medical parts, miscellaneous fittings, mechanical and transmission components, and more. The collet pad jaws are also capable of holding hexagonal or square workpieces.

According to the company, a collet pad top-jaw system increases a chuck’s range of workholding capabilities, enabling more varied part geometries to be machined using the same jaw system. With optimized collet pad jaws and collets, machining routines can be more aggressive for shorter cycle times and more consistent quality output. Changing over to collet pad jaws requires only a jaw change, which can take just a few minutes, compared to changing entire chucks, Dillon says.

The company offers a complete line of both S-type and Warner & Swasey (W&S)-type collet pads. Shapes include round, hex and square, with smooth and serrated gripping surfaces available. The line also includes collet pad top jaws and W&S solid emergency collet pads.

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