Garant Xtric Centering Vise Available in More Sizes
Hoffmann Group has modified the Garant Xtric centering vise with a center jaw and now offers the workholding device with four new base lengths.
Hoffmann Group’s Garant Xtric centering vise now includes a center jaw and is available in four new base lengths. Size XS has a base length of 136 mm for processing small components. Sizes XS, S and M are now available in a jaw width of 80 mm. Vises with a jaw width of 125 mm, 32 kN of clamping force and lengths ranging to 270 mm are available for these sizes. All models are alternatively available with pivot jaws.
The Xtric can be converted to a double vise by changing the standard spindle bearing and inserting the center jaw. The jaws, which can be rotated 180 degrees and interchanged with micron-level precision, are then put back in place. A click mechanism speeds this process, while Garant gripper jaws enable blanks to be clamped without pre-stamping, says the company.
Top jaws suitable for the Lang positioning system are available. All models are equipped with an Endutec automation interface, which can be used as a coolant hole, as well as gripper mounting holes on both sides. The Xtric device can be equipped with adapter plates for use with zero-point clamping systems.
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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