Chucks Hold Workpieces for Gaging, Metrology
Chandox SE series chucks from LMC Workholding are suited for holding workpieces in gaging and metrology applications. They feature steel bodies and a knob that is rotated directly for gripping and loosening without the need for a handle. Reversible jaws are designed to grip a variety of sizes more conveniently. A 2" chuck can grip workpieces as small as 0.8 mm.
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