Chuck System reduces setup for small lot runs.

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Chuck-Change(TM) System is specifically designed for multiple workholding changeovers on individual machine. It increases machining utilization by allowing chuck changes in minutes. Engineered to mount on most machine spindles, system receiver with drawtube connection becomes integral part of spindle. Receiver is available for 6 and 8 in. spindles. System can be installed on lathes, grinders, gear hobs, and machining centers.



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New Generation Chuck-Change(TM) System Reduces Set-Up and Provides Maximum Scheduling Flexibility



CINCINNATI, OH (September 3, 2002) - Positrol, Inc. introduces the newest evolution of the Chuck-Change(TM) System, offering greater rigidity and accuracy, with the added capability of using push to actuate power chucks.

Specifically designed for multiple workholding changeovers on an individual machine, the Chuck-Change System reduces setup for small lot runs and enables maximum scheduling flexibility for just-in-time inventory.

The Chuck-Change System increases machining utilization by allowing chuck changes in minutes. Designed and engineered to mount on most machine spindles, the special system receiver with a drawtube connection becomes an integral part of the machine spindle. The system adapters are then fitted to the range of workholding devices needed for the product mix. With this receiver/adapter system, changeovers can be performed in four simple steps: 1) Release cams, 2) Push release button, 3) Rotate device counter-clockwise, and 4) Remove the workholding device from the receiver.

The system can be installed on lathes, grinders, gear hobs, and machining centers. The machine's existing cylinder and full drawtube capacity is maintained without alteration. It adapts to most manual or power chucks, utilizing a full range of standard and special workholding devices.

Receivers are in stock for 6" and 8" spindles. Positrol stocks most commonly used chuck adapters, as well, and will make others to order.

Positrol workholding devices are designed to withstand cutting forces generated in production machining while maintaining extraordinary accuracy. The wide array of chuck and arbor designs offers great flexibility for tailoring maximum machining efficiency and workpiece accuracy.

Positrol specializes in creating workholding solutions for turning, grinding, balancing, milling and gear operations. Products include standard and custom, mechanical or hydraulic, power or manual actuated chucks and arbors; Pos-A-Lock® collet arbors; Chuck-Change Systems; hydraulic membrane chucks and arbors; cartridge chucks and arbors; drawdown chucks; split diaphragm chucks; swing arm chucks and swivel-grip chucks. Standard products include Superior Cincinnati collet pads and chucks.

To learn how Positrol workholding systems and solutions can raise your machining efficiency, contact Positrol, Inc., 3890 Virginia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227. Phone: (513) 272-0500. Fax: (513) 272-0503. Website: www.eworkholding.com.

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