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Air Vise's AV-T-4 Table Vise Can Be Opened by Robots

Air Vise offers an electric kit that allows a cobot or robot to open and close its AV-T-4 pneumatic table vise. 

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Air Vise & Workholding’s line of pneumatic vises is designed to streamline a shop’s transition to automated machine tending. The AV-T-4 table vise has a compact 6" × 6" footprint and is made from 7075 anodized aluminum with heat-treated 17-4 stainless steel interior components.

The company offers an electric kit that allows a cobot or robot the ability to open and close the vise by controlling the air flow. By controlling the vise, the robot can place intricate and complex parts. The table vise is equipped with quick-change jaws. Users can switch over in a matter of minutes by selecting the new jaws and mill program, according to the company.

Users can manually operate the vise with a simple push/pull valve, eliminating the issue of under-tightening or over-torquing parts. Standard shop air of about 110 psi will generate roughly 2,500 lbs of clamping force, which is more than enough to machine most smaller parts.

The company also offers a similar rotary vise for four-axis machining, and is developing a five-axis version as well.

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