Erowa PowerChuck P Enables Reliable Workpiece Palletization
IMTS Spark: The Erowa PowerChuck P is a universal interface for quick and precise positioning of palletized workpieces or fixtures on a machine table.
The Erowa PowerChuck P is a universal interface for quick and precise positioning of palletized workpieces or fixtures on a machine table. The palletizing system is suitable for milling and drilling machines, profile or surface grinding machines, or the spindles of dividing heads and lathes. PowerChuck P chucks and pallets are fully compatible with previous versions.
The 10,000-N clamping force provides reliable hold during workpiece manufacturing. The compact, low-profile design of the clamping system leaves room for machining, the company says. The device uses low-wear ceramic clamping balls. These provide consistent, low-maintenance performance over a longer period of time compared with the previous clamping balls.
The PowerChuck P can be automated. Sealing rings protect the chucks from waste and ensure safe automatic loading.
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