Self-Centering Vise Features Reversible Jaws
IMTS 2018: Hirschmann Engineering is displaying the Kohn ZSS 80 AUT self-centering vise for use with all zero-point clamping systems.
Hirschmann Engineering is displaying the Kohn ZSS 80 AUT self-centering vise. Designed for use with all zero-point clamping systems, it is available in two bed lengths and clamping ranges. Built for medium-size and large workpieces, the vise is said to be lightweight enough for mid-range robotic systems. The vise features reversible, two-stepped jaw attachments with grip bars for non-machined surfaces and has a centering accuracy of ±0.02 mm. The vise can be mounted directly to the machine or used with the company’s 9000 pallet system.
A non-woven porous material with a special coating enables vacuum chucks and tables to hold sheets of metal and other materials more effectively on CNC routing machines. The material, called Vilmill, is used as a substrate between the sheet or plate material to be machined and a suitable vacuum table or vacuum chuck where it is held securely in place by the vacuum.
Holding metal parts with magnets is migrating from surface grinding to broader application in general metalworking processes, especially milling. Advances in magnetic technology are causing many shops to re-evaluate how they hang on to workpieces. Here’s a look at how magnets may be a viable workholding solution for your shop.
Modular fixturing makes sense for this manufacturer, whether it's machining one- or two-of-a-kind parts for its custom machine tools or larger quantities for its contract machining business.