Redesigned Chucks Connect to Smartphones Via Bluetooth
IMTS 2018: Erowa’s SmartChucks line has been redesigned to combine precision and stability with wireless signal transmission.
Erowa’s SmartChucks line has been redesigned to combine precision and stability with wireless signal transmission. The design includes an integrated LED strip that displays the status of the chuck while in operation. It is able to indicate if the chuck is open, closed, improperly clamped or has insufficient clamping force. This functionality enables an operator to check the status at a glance.
The company has also developed a mobile app that compliments the chucks, which is said to retrieve clamping equipment data on a smartphone. Status requests and additional information regarding the life-cycle can be checked at any time via Bluetooth technology.
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