• MMS Youtube
  • MMS Facebook
  • MMS Linkedin
  • MMS Twitter
5/24/2012

Air Chuck with Top Tooling Improves Machine Efficiency

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Northfield Precision Instrument offers the model 450 custom-designed air chucks to improve machine efficiency.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon
Northfield Precision Instrument offers the model 450 custom-designed air chucks to improve machine efficiency. A set of four chucks with special top tooling can be mounted on a pallet that installs on a machine bed. The machine’s pick-and-place arm picks up the parts after they are finished in the front two chucks and transfers them to the rear two chucks for finishing. All hosing is routed under the plate for actuation of the chuck’s jaws.
 

The company offers air chucks for lathes, boring machines, grinders and VMCs. Models include through-hole, high-speed and quick-change. Chucks are available in SAE or metric, in sizes ranging from 3" to 18" (76 to 457 mm). Accuracy ranges from 0.001" to 0.00001" (0.254 m). 

RELATED CONTENT

  • Choosing The Right Bar Feeder

    Take a look at some of the options, and find out how some shops make their decisions.

  • Small Engine Precision Fuels Fifth-Axis Production Concept

    The challenge holding tight tolerances for its billet RC helicopter engine components drove this company to develop an innovative fifth-axis tombstone device to complete multiple parts on an HMC in one setup.

  • Bar Puller Basics

    Bar pullers are cost-effective alternatives to enable automated turning on CNC lathes. This article explains how they work and how shops can benefit from using them.

Related Topics

Resources