SMW Autoblok’s Stationary Workholding Devices Save Time, Money
Many of SMW Autoblok’s stationary workholding products are Proofline sealed, protected against corrosion, and feature a built-in air cleaning function.
SMW Autoblok’s clamping products, including its Automatic Positioning System (APS), Spring and Air Operated Twin Vise (STV), Sintex and SinterGrip technology, can help machine tool networks save time and money, increase productivity, and reduce machine downtime.
Many of these products, including the APS 140, are Proofline sealed, protected against corrosion, and feature a built-in air cleaning function to ensure the clamping system's support surface remains clean and free of chips during changeover or automation. Users can increase the pull-in forces for each APS 140 module up to 45 kN through the turbo function.
The Sintex 100 and 125 vise series offer clamping ranges from 155 to 250 mm and include SMW Autoblok’s SinterGrip insert technology, providing a 3.5 mm clamping range.
SinterGrip technology can also reduce material waste and cost, and improve performance of both the machine and tools, according to the company.
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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.
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