Workholding Products Increase Efficiency
Forkardt offers rotary tables, indexers and trunnion products to improve efficiency and add capabilities.
Forkardt offers rotary tables, indexers and trunnion products to improve efficiency and add capabilities. The company’s products are designed to increase productivity. They can accommodate standard tooling without an adapter, improving accuracy and repeatability. The spindle design can handle multiple part setups and heavy loads to improve output rates. The precision gearsets include an aluminum bronze gear and a hardened and ground steel worm gear for longer life and load-carrying ability. The fast clamp-and-release system on most models increases efficiency while maintaining rigidity.
The designs are said ease machine operation and increase productivity. Increased spindle clearance improves tool accessibility. The systems include options for travel limits to reduce the risk of damaging parts and tooling. Expanded diagnostic capabilities speed troubleshooting and part program debugging.
An aerospace machine shop meets a special need by using a vacuum chuck.
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.
The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.