Air Chuck with Top Tooling Improves Machine Efficiency
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).
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As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.