Machinery & Machining Tools

ROTA-S Flex Maximizes the Potential of Your Milling and Turning Machines

September 12, 2016

The ROTA-S flex is a highly flexible manual chuck for machining a wide variety of workpieces on milling and turning machines. The ROTA-S flex has all the same beneficial features as the tested and proven ROTA-S plus in addition to extended guideways, transforming it into a large, versatile, light-weight chuck. The weight of the ROTA-S flex is approximately 60% less than that of a conventional... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

Heavy Duty Machining - but Safe

August 11, 2016

The importance of the tool holder is still understated, especially when it comes to roughing and heavy duty machining. Metal removal rates in these types of processes are absolutely crucial for the productivity of the machining operation. By using special shrink fit chucks with drive pins and spiral grooves in the tool shank it is now possible to perform high-feed full slotting of up to 2 x D... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Pneumatic Power Chuck offers accelerated clamping.

July 18, 2016

Self-contained ROTA TB2, used for machining rods and pipes, is available with through-hole of up to 560 mm. With air pressure of 6 bar, it is possible to achieve clamping forces of up to 280 kN. Base jaw guidance is equipped with seal to prevent penetration of contamination, and base jaws are optimized for minimal loss of centrifugal force. Sizes from 470–1,000 mm with bore diameters from 185–560 mm are available.Lubrication system ensures constant clamping forces.
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Machinery & Machining Tools

Singular Chuck features 2 sets of flexing jaws.

June 24, 2016

Customized Model 650 chuck features 2 sets of flexing jaws that are hardened and ground as well as wire cut to allow compensation for out of round parts. Hardened and ground stop locates part axially, and second set of jaws and stop grip small bore (.750 dia) and pull part onto hard stop. This ensures part is properly seated. To keep chips out, slots are filled with rubber. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

High-Accuracy, 3-Jaw Chuck has side-loading design.

May 24, 2016

Balanced by 2 weights, Model 620 chuck is side loaded between jaws as necessitated by part geometry and needs to rest on small boss at end of slot. This 6 in. dia, 3-jaw chuck with 1 in. dia counterbore (hidden) also features sub-jaws and inserts. When removed and re-installed, changeable insert stop pads repeat to 1/10,000 TIR. Accuracies range from 0.001–0.00001 in. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

ROHM to Feature Workholding Technologies that Maximize Machine Time at IMTS

May 10, 2016

SUWANEE, Ga. – At IMTS 2016 in booth W-2528, Röhm Products of America will show its strength as a one-stop clamping and gripping supplier by presenting a wide range of workholding innovations. Among the products on display will be two of the company’s newest solutions that fulfill industry demands for increased efficiency, ergonomics, weight reduction and convenience. Manufacturers in... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Milling Chuck eliminates pullout during heavy-duty milling.

March 18, 2016

As heavy-duty milling chuck with fully concentric clamping, BIG Daishowa Mega Perfect Grip eliminates concerns about end mill pullout under heavy torque loads when used with heat resistant super alloys (HRSAs). System, based around milling cutters with standard Weldon flat (ASME B94.19-1997), does not require special grinding or threading of milling cutter. Three key grip grooves in chuck body provide channels for high-volume coolant to reach cutter. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Milling/Drilling Chucks increase machining speed, tool life.

March 17, 2016

Optimized for concentricity (≤3 µm), machining speed, and tool life in milling and drilling applications, FPC Mill/ Drill Chucks feature 1:16 worm gear and deliver 3 tons of traction force. Design and body provide 100% holding power for maximum rigidity, while collet-cone assembly absorbs nearly all vibration for maximum dampening. While 3xD tool length promotes accuracy, transferable torque maximizes process reliability. Clamping force prevents possibility of pull-out for optimal safety. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Solis Accumulator Delivers Stored Material to Converting Line

January 8, 2016

Double E Company utilizes advanced Siemens drive and motion control system to maintain integrated tension and material movement during roll changes, without the need for a separate PLC Double E Company LLC (Bridgewater, Massachusetts) supplies a wide range of solutions for web handling, as well as accessories for the paper, film and foil web converting and packaging industries.  In addition... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

CNC Collet Chucks reduce change-overs to 10 sec.

January 6, 2016

Promoting workholding productivity by reducing collet change-over time, Quick-Grip CNC Collet Chucks feature collets that have 1/16 in. gripping range that enables chucks to accommodate large workpiece diameter variations. Parallel grip keeps full length of each collet segment in constant contact with workpiece to maximize holding force, while short lengths optimize lathe's Z-axis capacity. Available in Pullback and Accu-Length styles, chucks offer accuracy guaranteed to 0.0002 in. TIR. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

New Energy Series Large Bore Air Chucks from LMC

November 24, 2015

LMC Workholding introduces new Energy Series Large Bore Air Chucks, featuring a built-in air cylinder and extra-large thru-hole. The full spindle bore of the lathe can be utilized for thru-hole work and long jaw travels provides more clearance for through feeding pipe. These large pneumatic chucks are available in standard and extended jaw stroke models. Other features include self-contained... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Wrench Operated Collet Chuck features 6 in. diameter capacity.

October 6, 2015

Operated via a t-handle chuck wrench, Model 16C features integral A2-5 nose to accommodate standard 16C collets up to 1,625 in., as well as bolt-on closing rings and ID mandrels. Product has flat back design and is concentrically adjustable for optimum accuracy. Collets are suited for use on hybrid CNC/manual teach lathes, and can also be used with variety of lathes, mills, grinders, indexers, and other rotating spindle equipment when used with Lexair mounting plates. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Williams Tool Acquires New Hardinge T42, a High-Performance Horizontal Turning Center with Big Bore 2" Thru Bar Capacity

September 23, 2015

Williams Tool has acquired a new Hardinge T42 turning machine with Big Bore option which gives us 2.0" thru bar capacity. Additional features included: • Spindle Nose: A2-5 / 16C (A2-6 / 20C Big Bore Option) • Collet Capacity (in/mm): 1.625 / 42 (2 / 51 Big Bore Option) • Spindle Through Hole (in/mm): 1.890" / 48 • Chuck Size (Chuck not Included) (in / mm): 6 / 150 • Spindle... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Introducing Two Powerful Additions to Unilock's Most Popular 138 Series Workholding Chuck

September 1, 2015

Hoffman Estates, IL – The mid-size diameter and adaptability to custom fixture designs make the Unilock 138 series BIG Kaiser's best-selling round chuck workholding solution. Now come two new additions to the 138 series that make it an even more powerful and versatile solution for demanding workholding scenarios—the ESM 138 Turbo and the ERGO 138. These new versions share the same... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Hydraulic Chuck features narrow contour.

August 21, 2015

Combining benefits of hydraulic expansion technology with 3° back taper, additively manufactured HighTorque Chuck features wide operating temperature range up to 170°C and balancing quality of G=2.5 at 25,000 rpm. Chuck is available in clamping diameters of 6, 8, 10, and 12 mm for HSK-A63 and SK-40. In addition, chuck is optionally available with dynamically balanced HSK, and is suitable for all machining operations in contour-critical areas. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

ROHM Showcases Prowess in Workholding Technology at EMO 2015

August 19, 2015

SUWANEE, Ga., – At EMO MILANO 2015, ROHM will present new workholding innovations that fulfill industry demands for increased efficiency, ergonomics, weight reduction and convenience. In Hall 2, Booth G18/H19, the company will showcase electrically powered clamp release units; redesigned compact vises; micro-clamping technology; lightweight key bar chucks; complete workholding solutions for... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Software

Quality Down to the Finest Detail in the Area of Blisk and Turbine Blade Machining

August 12, 2015

Haimer shrinking technology enriches Starrag machining centers with precision. In order to machine engine components such as turbine blades and blisks, the aerospace industry has been relying on the quality provided by Starrag Machining Centers for a very long time. Almost no other machine supplier understands the requirements in such detail as Starrag does and can offer turnkey solutions... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

BIG Kaiser to Display Variety of Newest Products at WESTEC in Booth #1035

August 7, 2015

Hoffman Estates, IL — BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. will have a variety of products from its family of tooling brands in booth #1035 at WESTEC, September 15-17 in Los Angeles. Visitors to the booth will find several of the newest products from BIG Kaiser’s family of brands, highlighted by solutions for workholding, tool holding, presetting and boring. Boring The newest ready-to-go... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Northfield Model DPH-500 Diaphragm Chuck

August 6, 2015

Island Park, NY – Northfield Precision Instrument Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of precision workholding chucks, specializes in developing custom solutions for difficult problems.  In this particular case, Northfield designed a special version of their model DPH-500 Diaphragm Chuck (.000010" TIR) with custom top tooling attached. The center of this chuck has a deep... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Air Chuck offers extra long jaw stroke of 1.5 in.

July 21, 2015

For optimal efficiency, BIG BORE® BB-EXL-SC2G utilizes spring clamping and pneumatic unclamping, and has step mode for partial opening and clamping when shimming. As self-centering chuck, unit provides open and clamp time of less than 3 seconds. Optional stroke control monitors both pressure and stroke to ensure that pipes stay in place and won’t allow jaw to move if pressure is too low. Proofline® sealed, chuck has permanent grease lubrication to retain constant grip force. Read More