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1/23/2018

Flex Grip is One Closer with Four Workholding Solutions

Originally titled 'Grip is One Closer with Four Workholding Solutions'
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Lexair’s Flex Grip manual/hydraulic closers are clamped through a screw pump with a spring return opening and a parts stop disk is inserted and removed from the top to eliminate the need to remove the closer from the mounting base. 

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Lexair’s Flex Grip manual/hydraulic closers are clamped through a screw pump with a spring return opening and a parts stop disk is inserted and removed from the top to eliminate the need to remove the closer from the mounting base. The closers can also be equipped to operate under M-code command for fully automated applications for machining operations including five-axis, rotary indexer and stationary applications.

With the addition of a Hardinge 5C and 16C-tooling adapter, the closers can be used with Hardinge FlexC collets and Sure Grip I.D. mandrels, 5C and 16C collets, as well as 5C and 16C step chucks, providing four working holding options in one collet, the company says. They are available in sizes of 65 mm and 80 mm and grip force up to 21,600 lbs. at 65 foot-pounds.

The collets can be custom-fitted to many applications, and according to the company, testing has yielded 0.0002” part accuracy, with ± 0.020” range on part diameter and a 10-second collet change. 

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