Collet Chuck Designed for External Planes, Clamping Gears
IMTS 2018: Röhm’s KZF-S collet chuck is designed for clamping gears and workpieces that have an external plane or gear teeth geometries accessible from the outside.
Röhm’s KZF-S collet chuck is designed for clamping gears and workpieces that have an external plane or gear teeth accessible from the outside. It is a powered external clamping chuck for gear surface face grinding. The chuck enables face and ID diameters to be turned or ground concentric to outer gear pitch diameters.
The company will also display its Easylock clamping system, a zero-point palletization system said to reduce setup times up to 90 percent.
These vise jaws use protruding, mechanical pins to repeatedly support workpieces either horizontally or at angles. They are said to allow quicker setups than conventional parallels.
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