Press Release Summary:
With functional components of hardened stainless steel and repeat accuracy of less than 5 microns, VERO-S module features dual clamping stroke and integrated turbo function that enable pull-in/retention force up to 9,000 lb. Locking is mechanical via spring package, and holding forces are rated to 16,800 lb. For opening module, 85 psi pneumatic pressure is sufficient. Product clamps workpieces, pallets, clamping stations, existing fixtures, and tombstones with one or more clamping pins.
Original Press Release:
VERO-S "Stainless Steel" Quick-Change Pallet System
All functional components of the new VERO-S module are made of hardened Stainless Steel. Among the many benefits, the pull-in force of the new module is up to 9,000 lbs. With the VERO-S, machine set-up times can be reduced by up to 90%. The SCHUNK VERO-S is paving the way to more precision, efficiency, process reliability, and set up reduction in metal cutting.
Thanks to the patented dual clamping stroke and the integrated turbo function, the retention force increases to 9,000 lbs. This is 30% higher than SCHUNK's previous model. The rigidity of the clamping system benefits from this higher force. As a result, considerably higher cutting forces are possible with the VERO-S. Even extremely high shear forces can be absorbed reliably. Locking of the new quick-change pallet system is done mechanically via a large spring package. It is self-locking and clamps with a form-fit. Holding forces of up to 16,800 lbs are achieved. For opening the module, a pneumatic pressure of 6 bars (85 psi) is sufficient.
VERO-S clamps workpieces, pallets, clamping stations, existing fixtures, and tombstones with one or more clamping pins. The radial aligned clamping slides of the quick-change pallet system pulls in the clamping pin and locks it. Exact positioning is accomplished via a short taper. Radial location is done via a diamond pin. This assures a repeat accuracy of less than 5 microns (0.0002"). The new VERO-S is completely compatible and interchangeable with SCHUNK's previous pallet system and the clamping pins work universally across the new line. Workpieces can be transferred from machine to machine or to a CMM accurately and seamlessly on the fly. Hardened Stainless Steel is used for all the functional components of the VERO-S, such as base body, clamping pin, and clamping slide. This increases the modules life, reliability, and reduces maintenance.
The maintenance-free module is completely sealed and protected against the penetration of chips, dust, and coolant. Integrated into the standard module from SCHUNK is an air purge connection, which can also be used for part recognition. The position of the clamping slide can also be monitored via an air purge monitoring system. Each module is compatible for automated loading out of the box. Since the module is equipped with bottom and lateral air connections, it is completely flexible in its' mounting.
SCHUNK is a family owned company and a global player, all in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK is the leading worldwide manufacturer of toolholding components, workholding systems, and automation components. With a reputation for high quality products, absolute precision, and continuous innovation, SCHUNK is a reliable partner. For more information, visit www.schunk.com