Modular System supports direct workpiece clamping.

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By using clamping pillars with modular structure, VERO-S WDB enable freely molded parts and other workpieces to be clamped directly on machine table, without additional equipment. All interfaces have taper centering mechanism that is free from play and guarantees repeat accuracy of <0.005 mm between individual components. Actual workpiece clamping takes place by spring force in self-locking, form fit process. Pneumatic system of 6 bar opens clamping module.



Original Press Release:



The Modular System Specifically for Direct Workpiece Clamping



The new VERO-S WDB clamping technology modular system transfers the efficiency levels of the SCHUNK VERO-S quick-change pallet system specifically to machine directly clamped workpieces. By using clamping pillars with a modular structure, freely molded parts and other workpieces can be clamped directly on the machine table, without the need of additional equipment.



The modular system consists of the VERO-S WDB basic modules, clamping modules, and stacking modules, that all can be freely combined. The stacking modules are 30mm and 50mm, so that the height of the clamping pillars can be varied in intervals of 10mm to 80mm without needing any special solutions. Height differences can be bridged using the stepless, adjustable, hydraulically clamped VERO-S WDA compensation element.



All interfaces have a taper centering mechanism that is free from play and guarantees a repeat accuracy of < 0.005mm between the individual components. The clamping modules can be actuated and the workpiece can be monitored by an integrated air feed-through, without the need for an external media supply. The actual workpiece clamping takes place by spring force; and is a self-locking, form fit process. The workpieces remain safely clamped even if the air pressure suddenly drops. A pneumatic system of 6 bar opens the clamping module.



About SCHUNK

SCHUNK is a German family-owned company and global player in one - a competence and world market leader for clamping technology and gripping systems. SCHUNK designs and manufactures an unmatched selection of gripping systems including grippers, rotary modules, linear modules, robotic components, sensors and accessories. With a total of 11,000 standard components, SCHUNK offers the world’s largest assortment of clamping technology and gripping systems. www.us.schunk.com



Marketing Contact     

Clare Welham

Marketing Coordinator

919-767-1997

Clare.Welham@us.schunk.com



Technical Contact

Brad Evans

Team Leader Workholding

919-767-1987

Brad.Evans@us.schunk.com






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