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The top plate fastens securely to the company’s vacuum chuck with the included brass screws, which can be machined without causing damage to the standard cutting tools being used to machine the workpiece.
The modular vacuum chucks and accessories allow for easy prototyping and fast and repeatable setup for production environments, the company says. The single-pallet vacuum chuck kit has a combined pallet size of 16" × 12" or 8" × 24". The three-pallet kit features a combined pallet size of 8" × 36" or 24" × 12". Also offered is a four-pallet kit that achieves a large pallet workholding area, with a combined pallet area of 16" × 24".
Editor PickNew Workholding Setup, Machining Orientation Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.