Haimer's Power Clamp i4.0 Available in Multiple Industry 4.0-Ready Models
IMTS Spark: Haimer’s Power Clamp i4.0 shrink-fit system is designed to contribute to machine connectivity on the shop floor.
Haimer’s Power Clamp i4.0 shrink-fit system is designed to contribute to machine connectivity on the shop floor. The NG coil shrinking station is suitable for all solid carbide and High Speed Steel (HSS) tools ranging from 3 to 32 mm in diameter. The shopfloor-ready 7" touchscreen display can be operated even while wearing thin work gloves. Haimer the machine with a motorized coil and scanner that reads out shrinking parameters from data matrix codes for reliable, automated shrinking.
The Power Clamp i4.0 series offers various options, including the compact Power Clamp Air i4.0 and the Nano NG i4.0. The Power Clamp Air i4.0 (both Economic and Comfort versions) provides smooth and clean cooling for all kinds of shrink-fit chucks and collets, regardless of the outside contour, using air nozzles and drizzle without dirt and water residue, the company says. An LED temperature control contributes to process reliability. The Power Clamp Nano NG i4.0 was developed for shrink-fit collets and small toolholders ranging to size HSK-A63. With this machine, the shrinking process is horizontal, with a fully automated motor coil and air cooling.
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