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Modular Clamping System Enables Mounting of Multiple Workpieces

Exsys Tool offers the pL Lehmann SwissClamp modular clamping system, enabling operators to mount multiple workpieces on machine tool tables for uninterrupted production and unattended operations.

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Exsys Tool offers the pL Lehmann SwissClamp modular clamping system, enabling operators to mount multiple workpieces on machine tool tables for uninterrupted production and unattended operations. For use with rotary and standard tables on vertical or horizontal milling machines, the SwissClamp modules mount on face plates or directly on tables. The system extends a shop’s potential part-clamping range to 200 mm. Four basic modules enable more than 240 possible configurations, including both mono-clamping (requiring only one basic body) and duo-clamping (two mono clamps being mounted opposite one another). Configuration options include a clamping tower/tombstone on a fourth axis; a horizontal clamping cone with overhang or counter bearing; or a clamping bridge on a trunnion table setup where both sides require a different design with mono and duo systems. Operators can also create clamping modules on the fourth or fifth axis.

Ideal for a variety of mass-production applications in the automotive, aerospace, medical and micromachining industries, SwissClamp is said to be suitable for both strong gripping and light finish clamping applications. For strong gripping, the system achieves rigid, pull-down clamping to depths of 3 or 6 mm using a mechanical grid on its jaws. When used for finish clamping, finish jaws achieve non-rotating, precise, parallel clamping with a clamping stroke of approximately 1 mm, preventing indentations and ensuring high surface quality. The system enables finish clamping to a depth of 6 mm.

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