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High Speed Chucks feature 6 equalizing jaws.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with 6 equalizing jaws providing 12 points of contact, TE Six Jaw Chucks provide secure clamping for parts such as flanges and rings for aerospace industry, fly-wheels, brake drums, and brake discs. Compact chucks maintain low static gripping force even at high speeds for minimum workpiece deformation. Completely sealed from outside contamination, low-maintenance chucks are available in range of diameters from 260-1,050 mm.

Original Press Release:

SMW Autoblok to Introduce New Six Jaw Equalizing Chuck at IMTS 2010

Wheeling, IL - At IMTS 2010, SMW Autoblok will introduce their new TE Six Jaw Chucks with 2 + 2 + 2 equalizing mechanisms. These active pull down chucks feature high precision and repeatability, and are designed to securely clamp parts without deformation.

With six equalizing jaws, TE Chucks clamp workpieces with twelve points of contact. This is ideal for parts that are easily deformed, such as flanges and rings for the aerospace industry, fly-wheels, components for wind power generators (e.g. bearings, slewing rings and planetary gear boxes), brake drums, and brake discs.

With high centrifugal force compensation even at high speed, TE Chucks maintain low static gripping force for minimum workpiece deformation. Despite the intricate mechanism of master jaws and levers, TE Chucks feature a compact body design.

TE Chucks are completely sealed from outside contamination, and therefore require less maintenance than competitive chucks. TE Chucks will be available in a range of diameters from 260mm (10.24") to 1050mm (41.39").

SMW Autoblok will be exhibiting in booth #W-1400 at IMTS 2010, held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois from September 13 - 18, 2010. For more information on TE Chucks or any SMW Autoblok product, please call 847-215-0591.


Autoblok Corporation was established in 1981 as a subsidiary of Autoblok of Italy, the largest power chuck manufacturer in Europe. Since 1942, Autoblok has been at the forefront of engineering and manufacturing state-of-the-art workholding, clamping and tooling solutions. In 1993, Autoblok acquired SMW of Germany. The combination of these two premier manufacturing entities resulted in the most extensive product line of high quality workholding devices in the world. Now available exclusively through its subsidiaries, reps and distributors, SMW AUTOBLOK customers are ensured a consistent, single source of superior product performance, support and service.

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