Press Release Summary:
Hydro-Coupler(TM) provides through-door, continuous, hydraulic connection to hydraulic workholding fixtures on carrousel type pallet changers. Unit applies pressure from 1,000-5,000 psi from top of pallet to ensure that full clamping force is never lost. System automatically monitors clamping pressures, hydraulics level, and temperature and responds to irregularities. Continuously connected closed loop hydraulic system minimizes atmospheric oil contamination concerns.
Original Press Release:
City Machine Introduces New High Pressure Hydraulic Coupling System
MUNCIE, IN (April 30, 2003) - City Machine announces the introduction of the new Hydro-Coupler(TM) hydraulic coupling system for CNC machining centers. The system provides a "through-door" continuous hydraulic connection to hydraulic workholding fixtures on carrousel type pallet changers, and is compatible with most CNC machining centers.
The Hydro-Coupler's hydraulic pressure is continuous and ranges from 1000 to 5000 psi. The pressure is applied from the top of the pallet as opposed to the bottom, so full clamping force is never lost - even while the pallets are being rotated in and out of the work cube.
The Hydro-Coupler system marries the machine tool, control, hydraulics and fixture together, providing electronic feedback to the machine control on critical data regarding fixturing and hydraulic status. The new system automatically monitors clamping pressures, hydraulics level and temperature and responds to irregularities. The result is repeatable and consistent clamping forces.
Hydro-Coupler features a continuously connected closed loop hydraulic system that minimizes atmospheric oil contamination concerns, while increasing machine uptime since hydraulic pressure loss is virtually eliminated.
Established in 1935, City Machine Tool and Die has grown into a global supplier of manufacturing systems. With unique mechanical and electrical engineering capabilities, City Machine designs and builds manufacturing solutions that span world-class special machines, fixture programs, production parts and engineering.
For additional information about the Hydro-Coupler system, contact City Machine, 1302 E. Washington St., Muncie, IN 43707, phone (765) 288-4431, fax (765) 286-0217 or visit our website at www.CityMachine.com.