Press Release Summary:
Modified for spring clamp/air open, Model 350 consists of 3 in. diameter, 3-jaw Air Chuck mounted to BT-30 tool holder. Chuck assembly mounts in standard BT-30 vertical machining center and is actuated via coolant through spindle passage. Standard VMC can be used as vertical lathe with pallet on one side for automatic load/unload of work pieces.
Original Press Release:
Model 350 Air Chuck/BT30 Tool Holder
Island Park, NY... Northfield Precision Instrument Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of precision workholding chucks, announces the introduction of its Model 350 standard 3" diameter (0.0001 T.I.R.) 3-jaw Air Chuck, that is mounted to a BT-30 tool holder and modified for spring clamp/air open. The chuck assembly mounts in a standard BT-30 vertical machining center, rotates up to 4500 rpm and is actuated via the coolant through spindle passage. A standard VMC can now be used as a vertical lathe with a pallet on one side for automatic load/unload of the work pieces.
Northfield Precision designs and manufactures the world's most accurate air chucks for any lathe, boring machine, grinder or VMC. Models include through-hole, high-speed and quick-change. Available in SAE or metric, in sizes from 3" (76mm) to 18" (457mm). Accuracies of 0.001" to 0.00001" (0.254m) guaranteed. Custom workholding chucks and jaws are available and FREE engineering assistance is offered. Contact Northfield Precision Instrument Corp., 4400 Austin Blvd., P.O. Box 550, Island Park, NY 11558-0550. Call Toll Free 1-800-810-2482 Fax (516) 431-1928. www.northfield.com