Lexair, Inc.

Flex Grip: One Closer, four Work Holding Solutions
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Flex Grip: One Closer, four Work Holding Solutions

Designed for 4th and 5th axis, rotary indexer and stationary applications, Lexair’s Flex Grip reduces set up times with 10-second collet change capability, and .0002-in. part accuracy. LEXINGTON, KY, November 2017 – Lexair’s New Flex Grip closers are designed for versatility and efficiency, and they are proven to boost productivity for a variety of machining operations including 5-axis,...

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Wrench Operated Collet Chuck features 6 in. diameter capacity.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Wrench Operated Collet Chuck features 6 in. diameter capacity.

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,...

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Bar Feeder delivers multi-diameter stock versatility.
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Bar Feeder delivers multi-diameter stock versatility.

Multi Mini Rhinobar® facilitates multi-diameter bar stock processing via feedtube cartridge that automatically centers and feedsÂ- 3 sizes of small-diameter bar stock to Swiss-style CNC screw machines and sliding-head lathes. Cartridges sizes are 0.25 x 0.375 x 0.5 in., 0.25 x 0.5 x 0.75 in., and 0.375 x 0.5 x 0.635 in., and each 3-tube cartridge is enclosed in aluminum barrel. With...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Versatile VariClamp Vise Gets a Firm Grip on Odd-Shaped Parts

Low-profile moveable jaws and an array of gripper forms combine for custom clamping of irregular, round, elliptical, rectangular, curved, stepped and slanted workpieces. Clamping force multiplier/limiter provides one to four tons of repeatable grip force. Lexington, KY — OML's VariClamp modular clamping system uses a floating mechanism of fixed and moveable jaws and a wide variety of gripper...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Precision Mini Rhinobar Bar Feeder Puts a Charge into High-Speed, Ultra Small-Stock Production

Designed for use with Swiss-style CNC screw machines and small, fixed- or sliding-head lathes, hydrodynamic bar feeder centers and feeds up to 12-foot (3.6 m) long bar stock as small as 0.04 inches (1 mm) diameter. LEXINGTON, Ky – Lexair's Mini Rhinobar® bar feeder automatically centers and feeds small-diameter bar stock to maximize the productivity of Swiss-style CNC screw machines and...

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Vise Jaws provide unbreakable grip on just 3.5 mm of material.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Vise Jaws provide unbreakable grip on just 3.5 mm of material.

Available in widths up to 8 in., SinterGrip Vise Jaws can clamp on as little as 2 mm of surface, enabling aggressive 5-axis machining of high-value medical and aerospace parts in single setup. Jaws use serrated, carbide inserts to penetrate workpiece edge to minimal, controlled depth and exert push-down force on part. Thin parts can be machined without deformation by clamping them at 6,600 lb...

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Front-Actuated Pneumatic Jaw Chuck Brings Automatic Workholding with Monster Grip Force to Manual or CNC Teach Lathes, Indexers, and Rotary Tables
Machinery & Machining Tools

Front-Actuated Pneumatic Jaw Chuck Brings Automatic Workholding with Monster Grip Force to Manual or CNC Teach Lathes, Indexers, and Rotary Tables

Drawtube-free chuck has up to 4.5 dia. through-hole capacity and maximum 20,000 lbf gripping force Lexington, KY – The Systec front-actuated pneumatically powered jaw chuck from Lexair is an ideal automation upgrade for manual lathes, as well as rotary tables and indexers that require higher grip force for difficult applications. The self-contained air-open/air-close chucks are available in...

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Genius Vise Is Smartest New Workholding Device for Precision 5-Axis Milling
Machinery & Machining Tools

Genius Vise Is Smartest New Workholding Device for Precision 5-Axis Milling

Novel design pulls jaws together at the top, pulls workpiece down, with maximum 9,000 pounds clamp force. Lexington, KY, January 2013 - OML's new Genius 5-axis vise turns workholding concepts on their head with a unique design that maximizes clamp force at the top of the jaws by pulling them closed at the top with a collapsing lead screw, while holding the bottom of the jaws in place with an...

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Low-Profile Collet Closers Get a Tighter Grip on Non-Uniform Workpiece Diameters with Flexible Collet Heads
Machinery & Machining Tools

Low-Profile Collet Closers Get a Tighter Grip on Non-Uniform Workpiece Diameters with Flexible Collet Heads

Designed for stationary workholding in assembly or machining operations, low-profile Flex-Grip collet closers provide more Z-axis clearance on machine tables, fixture plates, tombstones and trunion tables. Lexington, KY - Lexair's low-profile Flex-Grip collet closers maintain a secure, parallel grip on inconsistent workpieces using a quick-change system of vulcanized collet heads that...

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Bar Feeder handles up to 3 in. dia and 12 ft long material.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Bar Feeder handles up to 3 in. dia and 12 ft long material.

Accommodating metalworking requirements for unattended machining, hydrodynamic Rhinobar(TM) expands capabilities of lathes with integral spindle motors unable to support longer lengths of bar stock from magazine loader. Stable, heavy-duty unit has single-tube, muzzle-loading design that supports and feeds round, hexagonal, square, and asymmetric bar stock through lathe spindle. Pressurized oil...

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Flex Grip: One Closer, four Work Holding Solutions
Communication Systems & Equipment

Flex Grip: One Closer, four Work Holding Solutions

Designed for 4th and 5th axis, rotary indexer and stationary applications, Lexair’s Flex Grip reduces set up times with 10-second collet change capability, and .0002-in. part accuracy. LEXINGTON, KY, November 2017 – Lexair’s New Flex Grip closers are designed for versatility and efficiency, and they are proven to boost productivity for a variety of machining operations including 5-axis,...

Read More »
Wrench Operated Collet Chuck features 6 in. diameter capacity.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Wrench Operated Collet Chuck features 6 in. diameter capacity.

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,...

Read More »
Bar Feeder delivers multi-diameter stock versatility.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Bar Feeder delivers multi-diameter stock versatility.

Multi Mini Rhinobar® facilitates multi-diameter bar stock processing via feedtube cartridge that automatically centers and feedsÂ- 3 sizes of small-diameter bar stock to Swiss-style CNC screw machines and sliding-head lathes. Cartridges sizes are 0.25 x 0.375 x 0.5 in., 0.25 x 0.5 x 0.75 in., and 0.375 x 0.5 x 0.635 in., and each 3-tube cartridge is enclosed in aluminum barrel. With...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Versatile VariClamp Vise Gets a Firm Grip on Odd-Shaped Parts

Low-profile moveable jaws and an array of gripper forms combine for custom clamping of irregular, round, elliptical, rectangular, curved, stepped and slanted workpieces. Clamping force multiplier/limiter provides one to four tons of repeatable grip force. Lexington, KY — OML's VariClamp modular clamping system uses a floating mechanism of fixed and moveable jaws and a wide variety of gripper...

Read More »
Communication Systems & Equipment

Precision Mini Rhinobar Bar Feeder Puts a Charge into High-Speed, Ultra Small-Stock Production

Designed for use with Swiss-style CNC screw machines and small, fixed- or sliding-head lathes, hydrodynamic bar feeder centers and feeds up to 12-foot (3.6 m) long bar stock as small as 0.04 inches (1 mm) diameter. LEXINGTON, Ky – Lexair's Mini Rhinobar® bar feeder automatically centers and feeds small-diameter bar stock to maximize the productivity of Swiss-style CNC screw machines and...

Read More »
Vise Jaws provide unbreakable grip on just 3.5 mm of material.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Vise Jaws provide unbreakable grip on just 3.5 mm of material.

Available in widths up to 8 in., SinterGrip Vise Jaws can clamp on as little as 2 mm of surface, enabling aggressive 5-axis machining of high-value medical and aerospace parts in single setup. Jaws use serrated, carbide inserts to penetrate workpiece edge to minimal, controlled depth and exert push-down force on part. Thin parts can be machined without deformation by clamping them at 6,600 lb...

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Company News

Get a Grip on Precision with New OML Workholding Catalog

New four-page catalog provides specifications and details on unique vises and clamping systems designed for precision and productivity. LEXINGTON, KY – The new “Get a Grip on Precision” catalog from Lexair is a comprehensive guide to a unique line of productivity-boosting workholding devices from OML. The catalog includes the Genius precision 5-axis vise with 9000 lbf clamp force at the top...

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Front-Actuated Pneumatic Jaw Chuck Brings Automatic Workholding with Monster Grip Force to Manual or CNC Teach Lathes, Indexers, and Rotary Tables
Machinery & Machining Tools

Front-Actuated Pneumatic Jaw Chuck Brings Automatic Workholding with Monster Grip Force to Manual or CNC Teach Lathes, Indexers, and Rotary Tables

Drawtube-free chuck has up to 4.5 dia. through-hole capacity and maximum 20,000 lbf gripping force Lexington, KY – The Systec front-actuated pneumatically powered jaw chuck from Lexair is an ideal automation upgrade for manual lathes, as well as rotary tables and indexers that require higher grip force for difficult applications. The self-contained air-open/air-close chucks are available in...

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Genius Vise Is Smartest New Workholding Device for Precision 5-Axis Milling
Machinery & Machining Tools

Genius Vise Is Smartest New Workholding Device for Precision 5-Axis Milling

Novel design pulls jaws together at the top, pulls workpiece down, with maximum 9,000 pounds clamp force. Lexington, KY, January 2013 - OML's new Genius 5-axis vise turns workholding concepts on their head with a unique design that maximizes clamp force at the top of the jaws by pulling them closed at the top with a collapsing lead screw, while holding the bottom of the jaws in place with an...

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Company News

Lexair Appointed Exclusive Importer and Master Distributor for OML's Line of Precision Workholding Devices - Will Exhibit at IMTS

Modular, expandable, quick-change designs include the CIVI 2000 multi-clamping system, Genius and MC vices, the Automatic Positioning System, Vari CLAMP for irregular shapes, tombstones, and others. Lexington, KY- Lexair, a leading manufacturer of bar feeders, lathe collet chucks, and collet style workholding systems, has been appointed master distributor and exclusive importer of OML workholding...

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