According to manufacturer Hainbuch, the capteX zero-point clamping system cannot be harmed by the centrifugal forces in turning jobs or in the extreme static transverse forces associated with milling. Using a ring mechanism with sliding wedges, the interface can be stably fixed into place. With a single, easily accessible screw, the user can quickly loosen and clamp the entire interface, including the draw mechanism of the clamping device, the company says.
The system also utilizes Centrex technology, where precision steel balls have been vulcanized into a rubber ring to ensure that the system positions with < 0.003 mm repeatability. According to the company, the system can be easily joined and separated, and it is extremely insensitive to contamination because only the steel balls have point contact. The clamping system is equipped with a positive-fit bayonet for use on a rotating spindle. The bayonet also provides resistance to deflection.
The clamping system is suited for a variety of machines, which can be standardized using the capteX machine interface. The clamping devices can be swapped from machine to machine in just a few seconds, the company says. The clamping system is available for stationary use on dividing attachments, turn tables and spindles rotating at speeds ranging to 1,800 rpm.
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