Hirschmann Engineering USA now has a self-centering vise for use in its System 9000 zero point reference system.
This vise allows a cost effective and universal method to quickly clamp different types of workpieces for five-sided machining. The vise comes mounted on a pallet and is ready for use in the company’s System 9000 Zero Point reference system for manual or automated loading. Depending on the Zero Point clamper used, it can be quickly and accurately clamped parallel to the machine table or at 45-degree and 90-degree indexes.
The standard 80-mm width reversible jaws allow a range of clamping possibilities for part sizes 0 to 190 mm in length or width. Optional available jaws include Prism Jaw replacements for holding rounds, Raw Jaws that can be milled to match part geometry and Universal Jaws with additional features. Optional jaws of 125-mm width are also available for support of wider workpieces.
The vise can be easily adapted to hold multiple parts simultaneously by using the optional twin-load jaws, which come in three different heights.