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Hainbuch presents a jaw module that is small and flexible, that can be quickly changed, and that covers a large clamping range, the company says. The result is a quick-change clamping solution for all situations. Mandrels and clamping heads can also be used in the basic unit. The jaw module completes the circle and gives a new clamping dimension that opens up even more possibilities for users. The jaw module offers ID clamping, OD clamping and jaw clamping all in one.
Using the small jaw module, about 80 percent of usual components are covered, and for larger components, it can be easily changed over to a large jaw module within 30 seconds. The basic unit is a Spanntop chuck or Toplus chuck, now considered an excellent workholding device, the company says. Add jaw module, clamping heads and mandrels to this device. Advantages include a simple modular system for fast clamping to a clamping range of 200 mm, availability in two sizes (144 with clamping range from 25–115 mm and 215, with a clamping range from 25-200 mm), minimal interference contour, proven technology, optimal utilization of the jaws, flexible, fast and repeatable setup on a clamping head or mandrel clamping, rigid workpiece clamping through the use of a clamping head or mandrel, and full bar size passage when using the clamping head. The module also has suitability for sensitive clamping and delicate components, an option to be used as a pick-up chuck on subspindles, ease of maintenance, and resistance to contamination.
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