MicroCentric's Collet Chuck Compensates to 1.5 mm
MicroCentric’s quick-change compensating collet chuck is designed for machining shafts between centers. The chuck features a pullback design with a floating collet seat and incorporates a mounting in the inner diameter of the chuck body for centers or other types of locators. The floating collet seat design, together with vulcanized quick-change collets, enables the collet to compensate up to 1.5 mm (0.060"), the company says. The floating collet seat is sealed, and the chuck is lubricated for life, minimizing maintenance. The chuck features a compact outer diameter and short overall length compared to conventional compensating chucks and therefore provides greater rigidity and tool clearance, according to MicroCentric.
All components are made from ground hardened alloy steel in order to promote clamping accuracy and long-term performance. The chuck generates a maximum clamping force of 84 kN (18,884 lbs) and is rated for spindle speeds ranging to 6,000 rpm.
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