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SCHUNK SYNERGY - Toolholding, Workholding and Automation
SCHUNK SYNERGY - Toolholding, Workholding and Automation
SCHUNK Toolholding Looking for productivity increases and costs decreases? Look between the spindle and the cutting tool. The often-underestimated tool holder can offer more benefits than any other upgrade. The most innovative and productive holders: TENDO, TRIBOS, SINO, CELSIO.
WORLDWIDE COMPETENCE LEADER FOR CLAMPING TECHNOLOGY AND GRIPPING SYSTEMS
SCHUNK is a family owned company and a global player in one. For more than 60 years, SCHUNK has been serving different markets with products that have set the benchmark when it comes to technological leadership and long-term capabilities. With more than 1,800 employees and a network of directly owned subsidiaries and distribution partners in more than 50 countries all over the world, SCHUNK as the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems can offer superior customer service and technical support worldwide.
With its complete offering of toolholding, workholding, and gripping systems, SCHUNK is a reliable, all-in-one source covering all areas from the machine spindle to robotics.
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Vise for Minimum Clamping Surfaces
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.
Change is a Good (Actually, Necessary) Thing
Schunk’s IMTS 2012 theme is “Change leads to success in manufacturing.” The company wants manufacturers to realize that the process upgrades they make today will enable them to become more competitive, profitable and successful in the future.
Quick-Change Pallet Toolbox Components Made of Stainless Steel
The Schunk Vero-S quick-change pallet toolbox features functional components made of hardened stainless steel, including the base body, clamping pin and clamping slide.
Schunk Celebrates 20 Years in North America
The company opened its U.S. headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina in 1992.
Manual Chuck for High-Precision Clamping
Schunk’s Rota-S plus 2.0 manual chuck for high precision clamping features a manually actuated expansion arbor that can be quickly retrofitted for ID clamping from 20 to 80 mm.
Upon Further (A3) Review
Using lean manufacturing’s A3 problem-solving process, Genesis Attachments found that magnetic workholding could provide greater benefits than simply getting parts on and off machines faster.
Miniature Self-Centering Vise Offers Precision Clamping
Schunk’s Tandem KSP+64 is said to be a major development in miniature, self-centering clamping technology.
Universal Hydraulic Toolholder for Small-Quantity Runs
Schunk’s Tendo E compact toolholder is designed for milling, drilling and reaming applications.
Toolholder Directly Clamps Small Tools
Schunk’s Tribos-Mini toolholder directly clamps small tools for challenging applications, including machining medical, dental and micro-level parts.
Toolholder Clamps Without Additional Components, Change-Overs
Schunk’s Prismo holder for automated tool and cutter grinding is designed to clamp diameters ranging from 5 to 20 mm without additional components or change-overs, and features repeat accuracy of less than 0.005 mm.
Automated machining processes enable this maker of high-performance mountain bike parts to manufacture efficiently with minimal staff.
Hydraulic Expansion Toolholder On Display at imX
Schunk’s Tendo E compact hydraulic expansion toolholder is designed to eliminate the need to use different holder technologies for milling, drilling and reaming.
Schunk imX Exhibit Highlights Automation
Schunk says its technology offering at the upcoming imX (interactive manufacturing experience) industry event will focus on automated solutions that increase manufacturing efficiency on a large scale.
Mini Toolholder Clamps Small Tools
The Tribos-Mini toolholder from Schunk directly clamps small tool shanks along the entire axis virtually eliminating collets, collet nuts and inconsistent cutting tool clamping.
Hydraulic Expansion Toolholder Speeds Setups
The Tendo hydraulic expansion toolholder offers high-precision shank tool clamping suitable for high speed machining; heavy-duty milling; internal grinding, boring and chamfering; reaming; and tool grinding.
Precision Toolholder without Compromise
Schunk’s TENDO E hydraulic expansion toolholder is suited for high-volume cutting.
Radial Pole Magnets for Hard and Finish Turning
For exact machining of thin-walled rings on rotary tables, cylindrical grinding machines and lathes, Schunk offers standardized magnetic chucks with radial pole pitch.
Toolholder Extension Increases Tool Life
Schunk says its hydraulic expansion extension Tendo-SVL transforms virtually every precision toolholder into a highly versatile specialist for narrow spaces independent from the spindle interface.
Composites Machining for the F-35
Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
SINO-R Milling Toolholder for Heavy-Duty Cutting
The Sino-R toolholder is designed to be especially suitable for rough milling.
Five-Axis Centric Clamping Device
The compact Kontec KSK 5A is a five-axis centric clamping device that can be operated from either side.
Milling Toolholder for Heavy-Duty Cutting
Schunk says its Sino-R toolholder is maintenance-free and well-suited for rough milling applications.
Hydraulic Expansion Toolholders
The vibration-damping capabilities of Schunk’s high-precision Tendo-E hydraulic expansion toolholder are said to increase tool life, improve surface quality and minimize stress on the spindle. The toolholder can be changed without additional peripheral equipment and features an axial length-setting screw for quick tool-presetting.
Flexible, Shrink-Fit Tooling
Shunk’s Celsio shrink-fit toolholders offer the flexibility to combine various shrinking chucks and extensions. This minimizes the number of chuck bodies required to provide a range of diameters.
Getting Concept To Car Faster
Joe Gibbs Racing applies a number of workholding techniques to speed the production of racing components its engineering team creates every day.
Hydraulic Expansion Toolholder
The Schunk Tendo-ES is a short, hydraulic-expansion toolholder that allows the tool to be clamped directly in the mounting taper. The tool shank is supported via the spindle, and the result is a high holding force for transferable high torque and additional space in the machining area.
Automation On Demand
A workpiece gripper that installs in a machine tool's spindle enables the machine to serve as its own robot.
Electro-Permanent Magnetic Clamping System
Magnos magnetic clamping technology can be used in conjunction with the Unilock quick-change pallet system to increase flexibility and to reduce setup times and cost. According to the company, magnetic workholding provides high holding forces and allows the spindle to access five sides of a part. Pole extensions that act as workpiece supports allow the user to position different workpieces rapidly and precisely, the company says, which improves the productivity of the machine.
Schunk CEO Recognized At Summit
Heinz-Dieter Schunk, CEO of Schunk, was awarded the German Machine Development Prize at the third German Machine Development Summit in Berlin last October. At the summit, an independent jury of experts in business and science recognized Mr. Schunk’s lifetime achievements.
Stationary Clamping System
Schunk’s Tandem KSP plus stationary clamping system achieves a repeat accuracy of up to 0. 01 mm with the multi-tooth guidance of the base jaws, the long jaw guidance and the exact centering via the clamping sleeves which help reduce jaw lifting. The compact, clamping force block, which features a one-piece, rigid base body, achieves gripping forces ranging to 60kN.
Hydraulic Expansion Toolholders
The Tendo family of hydraulic expansion toolholders from Schunk now comes in a super-slim version. The Tendo LSS has been optimized to keep interfering contours to a minimum. It can be used to access difficult parts of a workpiece and function in working areas where appliances create difficult conditions. The tool
Swivel Heads Feature Modular Structure
Schunk’s SRH 180-degree swivel heads are completely modular in structure and consist of SRU rotary modules combined with two swivel corners, EDF electric feed-throughs and MDF media feed-throughs. These components are intended to produce precise rotation and long tool life. Using standard components also means shor
Hard Milling With Tandem Toolholding
A combination of toolholding choices lets this die shop get the most performance from its small-diameter tools.
Toolholder Change Helps HMC Realize Full Machining Potential
An alternate toolholding technology has allowed a shop to achieve much higher spindle speeds on an HMC used to machine short runs of aluminum billet workpieces.
Through a sweeping transition to high speed machining, a Maryland contract shop realizes its goal of same-day, "in by 9, out by 5" turnaround.
A New Twist On A Toolholding Technology
This toolholder employs expansion technology similar to that used by high-end hydraulic toolholders at a cost comparable to collet-style toolholders.
On The Way To Wireless DNC
Any shop with CNC machine tools has probably wondered how a DNC system could be configured to operate with wireless network connections. Wireless systems are being installed in offices, and even in homes, so that laptops, desktop PCs, and handheld devices can communicate via e-mail, share access to the Web, and exchange data.
Why Use Hydraulic Toolholders
The book on hydraulic toolholders is that they are fussy to set, fragile to operate and expensive to buy. So why do many shops choose them over other holders that seem less demanding? This Chicago mold builder has good reasons for its choice.
Cool Shrink Fit System
One of the neat things about metalworking is the wide variety of solutions generated for specific challenges. Shrink fit tooling is one such challenge. Much has been written and demonstrated about the advantages in concentricity, balance and ultimately accuracy that such tool-holders bring to the machining process.
This footage shows a workpiece gripper that enables a machine to load and unload workpieces on its own.