Towers Have Machinable Quick-Change Jaws For Fast Setups

Related Topics:

Kurt Manufacturing Company's HDL ClusterTowers provide repeatable clamping to 0.001" and as much as 6,316 lbs of clamping force at 70 lbs of torque. To maximize machine cycle times, these towers accommodate multiple parts in eight clamping stations, each of which has 4" openings.

 

Intended for use on mid-sized and large machining centers, including HMCs and VMCs with four axes, the systems are said to reduce the time required for changing tools. According to the company, setup time can also be lowered because of quick-change jaws. With a half-turn of a hex key, the stationary jaw lifts off the vise module of the tower.

 

 

Editor Pick

Multi-Axis Rotary Tables Can Be Assembled in 240 Configurations

The PL Lehmann 500 series of modular multi-axis rotary tables, available in North America through Exsys, can upgrade a VMC to increase productivity without the expense of a new machine.