ROHM Introduces DURO-A RC Power Chuck That Features a Quick Jaw-Change System
Press Release Summary:
The DURO-A RC Power Chuck is offered with billet steel body and an interchangeable back plate. The chuck features a centrifugal force compensation that allows for fast speeds and feeds. The unit’s quick jaw-change system allows the jaws to be adjusted, reversed, or swapped out within 50 seconds.
Original Press Release:
RÖHM Unveils New Power Chuck for Today’s Advanced Turning Center Spindles
SUWANEE, Ga., October 12, 2018 – RÖHM Products of America, one of the leading providers of clamping and gripping technology, has announced the world premiere of the new DURO-A RC power chuck at AMB 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany. The new power chuck reduces setup times considerably thanks to its quick jaw-change system that allows the jaws to be adjusted, reversed, or swapped out in just 50 seconds. The DURO-A RC also comes with a new three-year warranty and provides a competitive price-performance ratio.
Designed to meet the needs of manufacturers as turning centers with integrated spindle motor technology become more common, the DURO-A RC power chuck unlocks the full potential of those machines. Traditional power chucks often cannot keep up with newer spindles’ rotational speeds and acceleration/deceleration rates due to the heavy weight and loss of dynamic clamping force of those chucks.
To overcome this challenge, the DURO-A RC’s billet steel body has a compact, lightweight design, with an overall height that is reduced by 14%. It boasts centrifugal force compensation that allows for fast speeds and feeds, as well as power consumption savings of up to 17 percent. The chuck’s interchangeable back plate further ensures convenient adaptability to fit to a wide range of lathe spindles.
With the quick jaw-change system and individual unlocking, the jaws can be adjusted, reversed, or swapped in just 50 seconds. A decisive competitive factor, quick-change capabilities unlock significant process improvements by eliminating a common bottleneck in manufacturing. Visitors to RÖHM’s booth at AMB 2018 had the opportunity to prove this in real time thanks to the company’s “Done in 60 Seconds” setup challenge, which offered prizes for the visitors who could accomplish the fastest jaw changes.
About RÖHM Products of America
Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, Röhm Products of America, a division of the RÖHM Group, has been a leading provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technologies to the North American metalworking industry since 1978. The company’s broad and powerful product portfolio encompasses drill chucks, live centers, lathe chucks, vises, automation technology, power chuck technology, mandrels, tool clamping systems, and customized solutions for turning, milling, drilling, and grinding applications. The company also takes pride in providing world-class support and services to ensure trouble-free machining processes for its customers within the aerospace, automotive, energy, engineering, micro technology and rail vehicle manufacturing sectors. Röhm also holds International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Registration. For more information, please visit www.rohm-products.com.
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