Jaw Force Gauges measure grip on workpieces.

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With Jaw Force Gauges, users can accurately measure force applied to each chuck jaw independently, so that problems can be diagnosed and corrected before failure occurs. Reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is holding force available for that specific jaw. Providing force range from 0–30,000 lb, gauges are suitable for chucks from 6–18 in. Gauges identify potential safety hazards and keep chucks operating at full force for maximum production and service life.


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New Dillon Jaw Force Gauges Measure Productive and Safe Grip on Workpieces

Springfield, OH -- New Jaw Force Gauges from Dillon Manufacturing allow users to accurately measure the force applied to each chuck jaw independently, so that problems can be diagnosed and corrected before a failure occurs.   This reading in pounds of chucking force per jaw is the holding force available for that specific jaw (rather than a total force of two or three jaws as other gauges measure).  While poorly gripped parts can be dislodged by tool pressure, resulting in production losses and an unsafe operation, the Jaw Force Gauge allows manufacturers to cut production losses by verifying rated jaw force, identify potential safety hazards, and establish a maintenance schedule. With a force range from 0-30,000 pounds, simple-to-install and easy-to-use Dillon Jaw Force Gauges are ideal for chucks from 6" to 18" (other chucks to maximum 25,000 lbs. rated force per jaw). 

With this proven product, measurements can be taken, with results compared to determine if, for example, the chuck does not meet manufacturers established jaw force ratings because they require lubrication, or a drawbar/drawtube adjustment.  It also helps to identify if internal chuck parts are worn or broken or, if chuck jaws are not obtaining full travel, and may need disassembly and cleaning.  It also helps users determine if an air or hydraulic actuator requires adjustment to correct leakage or bypass, or if line pressure needs adjustment for proper part chucking.  Ideal for use with chucks from a wide variety of manufacturers, Dillon Jaw Force Gauges keep chucks operating at full force for maximum production, and service life.  Each Jaw Force Gauge sold by Dillon includes detailed instructions for proper set up and use. 

Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises jaws, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pad jaw systems, chuck lubrication, and more. All products are made in the USA and Dillon is ISO 9000:2008 registered.  For additional information visit www.dillonmfg.com, e-mail sales4@dillonmfg.com, call (800) 428-1133, or write Dillon Manufacturing, Inc., 2115 Progress Drive, Springfield, OH  45505.

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