Clamping System offers high-density workholding solution.

Press Release Summary:

MultiChuck MMY Concentric Clamping System provides manual self-centering static workholding solution for machining centers, milling machines, and grinders. Top face operation optimizes number of chucks that can be banked closely together. Available with 2 or 3 jaws, system can be provided as standard in chuck sizes of 80, 100, 125, and 150 mm. It combines fast initial jaw travel with controlled second-stage clamping. Jaw strokes are 4, 5, and 10 mm across 4 variants.

Original Press Release:

Kurt Announces Introduction of the MultiChuck MMY Concentric Clamping System - Provides the Ultimate in Highest Density Workholding for Maximum Productivity and High Precision

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Kurt announces introduction of the MultiChuck MMY Concentric Clamping System providing another option for maximizing high productivity and precision with high density workholding.

Kurt's MultiChuck MMY product line consists of manual self-centering static workholding for machining centers, milling machines and grinders. These chucks integrate with Kurt's high density workholding towers and other devices to provide the ultimate in high productivity and high precision workholding.

Kurt's MultiChuck MMY provides a simple top face operation that enables more chucks, and therefore workpieces, to be "banked" closely together, not possible with traditional side face lock/unlock systems. Additional features include:

o Available with two or three jaws -- MultiChuck MMY combines fast initial jaw travel with controlled second-stage clamping to provide a large jaw opening with high gripping force.

o Jaw strokes are 4mm, 5mm and 10mm across the four variants and the low height (from 25mm to 40mm across the range) maximizes the machine's Z axis.

o MultiChuck MMY can be provided as standard in a range of chuck sizes (80, 100, 125, 150mm) and in a range of base dimensions that fit all slotted machine tables.

o Available for external or internal clamping - satisfies both first and second operations in the same machining cycle. Provides continuous output of finished components.

"Kurt workholding users are demanding more and better ways to increase their machine output," reports Mr. Steve Kane, sales and marketing manager for Kurt. "The Leader MultiChuck MMY products provide another great option. They have a proven track record of award-winning performance for many years throughout the United Kingdom and Europe."

Kurt is a complete workholding systems technology and accessories source. It began in 1961 with the introduction of the Kurt Anglock vise. Today Kurt vises are the world leader with more than a half million sold. In addition, Kurt offers a full line of single and multiple station vises, towers and custom engineered workholding. It is the only vise manufacturer to offer a Lifetime Ironclad Warrantee on the products it manufactures.

For more information on the MultiChuck MMY Concentric Clamping System from Kurt, call in USA and Canada, 1-800-328-2565. Outside USA and Canada, call 1-763-572-4424.

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Or write to Kurt Manufacturing Company, Industrial Products Division, 1325 Quincy Street NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413. In USA, Fax 1-877-226-7828. Outside USA, Fax 1-612-623-3902.

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