External Collet Chuck Resists Centrifugal Force
IMTS 2018: Speedgrip’s robust external collet chuck can be used for first operations and will prove to be ideal for second and subsequent operations.
Speedgrip’s robust external collet chuck has a long 360-degree grip length, said to be affected very little by centrifugal force. Its strong pullback action and 0.0005 TIR make it ideal for turning applications, gear machining, drilling, milling and more.
The OD 3000 chuck has a through-hole capacity of 3", ranging to 4 ½" stepped, and the OD 6500 has a 6 ½" through-hole capacity, ranging to 8" stepped. Workstops of various lengths and configurations can be added inboard or outboard, adding to the chuck’s versatility.
Take a look at some of the options, and find out how some shops make their decisions.
As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.
Don't assume the standard chuck is the right workholding for every lathe application.