Collets

Shaving More Seconds Off Quick Changeover

Take a look at how this job shop uses a highly versatile modular quick change collet system to perform setups and changeovers in speeds of 15 seconds or less.
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Collets: Articles

S-Pads Replace Collets in Multi-Spindle Shops

Inside your tool drawer, twelve sets of S-pads take up less space, cost less, and will change over faster than solid collets. The S-pads can be shared between the multi-spindles, the CNC spindles and collet blocks for vertical machining centers and are available in round, hexagon and square with smooth or serrated order holes, and special shapes.(click on image to enlarge it)
S-pads from Hardinge are much faster to change than collets from job-to-job and can be shared between many brands of machines, whether the master collet is mounted directly in a machine spindle (single or multiple), in a collet adaptation chuck, or in a collet block.

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Collets: Industry News

KOMET and SCHUNK Hold Joint Distributor Event

All types of workpieces and various materials such as cast iron and aluminum were machined, boasting the depth of KOMET tools as well as the variety of clamping technology available from SCHUNK, offering a wide array of flexibility. 
The five-hour event included demos of SCHUNK workholding and toolholding working together seamlessly with KOMET cutting tools in a machining center on the production floor. 

EXSYS Strengthens Customer Service Team in Canada

Lisa Medica, the new office, has more than 20 years experience in office administration and
bookkeeping in the health, real estate, cable television and industrial fields.
The company hired Lisa Medica as office manager and Kelly Bruce as inside sales representative at its Brampton, Ontario location.

REGO-FIX® Honored with Award by Swiss Venture Club

Criteria include demonstrated
leadership in technology and innovation, the number and sustainability of
jobs created, the quality of management and staff, clarity of future business
strategy and overall impact in the region. REGO-FIX was one of only six
companies awarded this year from more than 100 nominations.
The tooling manufacturer received the prestigious Prix SVC award for excellence in innovation, business performance and sustainable development.

 

Collets: Products

Flexible Collet Chuck Is Ideal for Job Shops

The Mega ER Grip comes in KAISER KAB4, KAB5 and KAB6 connections and adapts to any shank and gauge length with the KAISER modular connection. The clamping diameter available is Ø.075 in though Ø.787 in with the usage of ER16-32 collets.
The Mega ER Grip with the modular KAB connection from BIG Kaiser outperforms other systems in clamping force, concentricity, rigidity and balance at high spindle speeds.

Anti-Pull System Eliminates Cutter Pullout in Demanding Applications

The secuRgrip system from Rego-Fix has a TIR of 0.0001 in and enables manufacturers to preset their tool heights. Furthermore, users can modify their existing powRgrip holders for use with the system.
The secuRgrip anti-pull system from Rego-Fix Tool is ideal for aerospace machining of expensive castings and materials or complex parts.

Vulcanized Collet Systems are Ideal for Job Shops

The Hardinge FlexC collet system is an ideal substitute for 3-jaw chucks because it weighs less, has a lower profile, changes over much faster, and is interchangeable with other brands on the market.
The quick-change 80 mm FlexC™ vulcanized collet system from Hardinge guarantees accuracy within .0004 in TIR for style A (pull-back Dead-length® stationary stop) and .0008 in TIR for style DL (push-to-close).