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Schunk’s Kontec KSX NC vise for simultaneous five-axis machining is designed to handle tool-free adjustable clamping forces between 4 and 40 kN measured directly at the workpiece. The compact clamping system provides a safe and secure hold, even for minimum clamping surfaces, the company says. Clamping ranges to 250 mm but can be enlarged to 749 mm with draw bar and base body extensions.
The 211-mm support surfaces ensure workpiece accessibility from all sides, and the unit is draw-bar actuated to reduce the bending load at the base body. The long guiding system and arrangement of the clamping mechanism ensure a stiff, dimensionally stable setup. The five-axis clamping vise’s drive and adjustment mechanism is completely encapsulated for protection against chips, dirt and coolant.
The vise fits into Schunk’s modular system for workpiece clamping. The clamping pins of the Vero-S quick-change pallet system can be directly integrated into the vise’s base body for maximum repeat accuracy. The vise also can be equipped with standard aluminum, five-axis top jaws, or pendulum plates and other standard chuck jaws.