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Motorized Air Vises Designed for Automated Machining Cells

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Kurt’s line of motorized air vises utilizes air-powered motors to provide consistent preset clamping force and programmable vise opening.

Kurt’s line of motorized air vises uses air-powered motors to provide consistent preset clamping force and programmable vise opening. These vises are designed for automated, roboticized cells and applications requiring consistent clamping not easily attained by manual operation.

Using an optional 3-mm proximity sensor, the vises can be set to open and stop precisely at preconfigured positions. They operate on 20-100 psi and clamp to the stall. Desired clamp force is attained through an air FRL setting. The vises use push-to-connect air fittings designed for easy setup. They mount to tables or fixtures using sine keys and ½" bolts.

Additional options include an encoder for programmability and a double-start thread motor to increase stroke speed. This air-motor option is available on most of the company’s vises including the DX6. It is also available for many single-station vises and double-station vises in sizes of 4", 6" and 8" in addition to smaller vise models such as the SCMX420.


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