Press Release Summary:
Retractable Jaw Chuck features jaws that extend and retract to enable turning of shaft in single operation. Heavy cuts can be made without slippage by extending jaws to clamp shaft during roughing operations. Self-contained facedriver changes out for different sized shafts. Driver pins mechanically compensate for out-of-square parts, while spring-loaded center compensates for center size variation.
Original Press Release:
Positrol, Inc. Unveils Its Brand New Retractable Jaw Chuck
CINCINNATI, OH (July 17, 2002) - Positrol, Inc. has developed a new Retractable Jaw Chuck that can be seen for the first time anywhere at IMTS 2002, Booth #E2605.
The jaws of the Positrol Retractable Jaw Chuck extend and retract to enable the turning of shafts in a single operation and also compensate for part irregularities. Heavy cuts can be made without slippage by extending the jaws to camp the shaft during roughing operations. The jaws then retract and the facedriver is used for final turning.
The self-contained facedriver changes out for different sized shafts. Driver pins mechanically compensate for out-of-square parts while the spring-loaded center compensates for center size variation. Positrol can custom design the top jaws to meet customers' specific machining needs.
The Positrol Retractable Jaw Chuck is available in standard sizes of 8", 10" and 12". The Retractable Jaw Chuck is designed to withstand cutting forces generated in production machining with extraordinary accuracy. The wide array of chuck and arbor designs offers great flexibility for tailoring maximum machining efficiency and workpiece accuracy.
Positrol specializes in creating workholding solutions for turning, grinding, balancing, milling and gear operations. Products include standard and custom, mechanical or hydraulic, power or manual actuated chucks and arbors; Pos-A-Lock® collet arbors; Chuck-Change(TM). Systems; hydraulic membrane chucks and arbors; cartridge chucks and arbors; drawdown chucks; split diaphragm chucks; swing arm chucks and swivel-grip chucks. Standard products include Superior Cincinnati collet pads and chucks.
To learn more about how the new Retractable Jaw Chuck can raise your machining efficiency contact Positrol, Inc., 3890 Virginia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227. Phone: (513) 272-0500. Fax: (513) 272-0503. Website: www.eworkholding.com.