Hainbuch Modular Workholding System Offers Two-Jaw Module for Square Shapes
IMTS Spark: Hainbuch’s modular workholding system, which consists of chuck and jaw modules, now features a two-jaw module for holding square parts.
Hainbuch’s modular workholding system, which consists of chuck and jaw modules, now features a two-jaw module for holding square parts. According to the company, changeover from round parts, which are held in collets or the three-jaw module depending on size, takes less than 2 minutes.
The two- and three-jaw module both use the Hainbuch collet chuck as their base. The Centrex quick-change interface enables changeovers without removing the collet chuck and realignment.The company adds that the two-jaw module’s compact profile makes it a good alternative for large and heavy centric vises. The new module can handle turning operations at speeds as fast as 15,000 rpm, and, like the three-jaw module, uses the Hainbuch collet chuck as a base and a Centrex quick-change interface for changeovers. Overall, the system is designed as an alternate choice in applications that require long tools and taking care to avoid interference because the workholding is larger than the parts.
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