Exploring the: Workholding Zone
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Forget the Cap Screws
This article with video highlights the advantages of a dovetail vise jaw interface.
The Right Touch of Indexing Capability
Mechanical rotary indexers like these can be installed on a machine quickly and take up less table real estate of motorized indexers.
Collet Blocks: Hydraulic or Pneumatic?
Collet-style workholding devices, such as collet blocks, offer a number of benefits, but which style is most appropriate for a given application?
Technology Advances Automation Trends
Shops of all sizes looking for better efficiency are realizing the benefits of a deeper investment into automation.
CNC Collet Chucks Especially Beneficial for Small Parts
Using a collet chuck is so beneficial for parts of this size range that many lathe manufacturers and machine tool distributors now allow customers to purchase their machines with a collet chuck already installed as the standard workholding device.
e-Technology Energizes the Future of Gripping and Clamping
This clamping and gripping system incorporates electrically powered steady rests, clamping heads, grippers, cylinder systems, clamp release units and tool locking systems.
A Solution for Faster Vise Jaw Change-Overs
This an angle lock vise design is said to enable users to change jaws in 30 seconds.
New Okuma Plant Relies on Automation, Production Control
The company says the DS1 facility in Japan is capable of 2 times the production capacity and 1/2 the lead time of the previous site.
Workholding for milling operations commonly involves vises that clamp with movable jaws. This technology has continued to progress to match the requirements of five-axis workholding.
Harnessing the Holding Force
Inserts engineered to augment the vise’s effectiveness allow work to be held rigidly on a tiny clamping area.