Vises and Vise Jaws

Reinventing the Unbreakable Grip

Examine the design of these machine tool vise jaws to understand how they enable aggressive 5-axis machining of high-value medical and aerospace parts in a single setup by clamping on as little as 2 mm of surface.
Vises and Vise Jaws: Articles

Stacked Hydraulic Workholding Beams Up New Business

ProHold hydraulic vises such as this can clamp a wide range of parts with same tooling and have a longer hydraulic stroke that allows several different sized parts to be processed with the same top jaws. This significantly reduces set up time and effort for quicker loading.
Special Machined Components took beam machining business away from a competitor by using a ProHold six-vise stacked hydraulic workholding system from Planet Products.

Röhm GmbH Names Chief Executive Officer for North American Division 

With more than 20 years of progressive experience in the manufacturing industry, Mayer has broad and valuable working knowledge of sales, machining, assembly and OEM operations.
Röhm GmbH named Matthew Mayer chief executive officer of North American division.

TRD Uses Modular Tombstone Fixtures from AME to Improve Production

The company sells through distribution with its end users found in the general manufacturing, automation integration, mining, forestry, medical, food and various mill industries.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
AME builds fixturing to fit an ever-increasing variety of sizes, styles and materials in TRD workpiece blocks that are used for quick set-up and the flexibility to run small or large batches of product.

TE-CO Workholding

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An overview of TE-CO, Inc. and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Hilma Magnetic Quick Die Change Systems

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An overview of Hilma Division of Carr Lane Roemheld Mfg. Co. and its organization, products, services and capabilities.


Vises and Vise Jaws: Products

Smart Workholding for Precision 5-Axis Milling

The vise maximizes clamp force at the top of the jaws by pulling them closed at the top with a collapsing lead screw while holding the bottom of the jaws in place with an opposing force screw. This eliminates the tendency of traditional vise jaws to splay apart at the top and require machine operators to hammer the workpiece down against the stops as the jaws close and clamp force increases.
Ideal for production machining, the OML Genius 5-axis vise from Lexair pulls jaws together at the top to clamp down the workpiece with a 9,000 lb force that eliminates issues faced with traditional vise jaws.

Powerful Vise Clamping System for 5-Axis Machining

The KontecKSX NC vise is ideal for simultaneous 5-axis machining because it fits smoothly into the Schunkmodular system for highly efficient workpiece clamping. This means the clamping pins of the VERO-S quick-change pallet system can be directly integrated into the base body of the 5-axis clamping vise. 
The Kontec KSX NC vise from Schunk USA provides a safe and secure hold, even for minimum clamping surfaces, between 0 to 250 mm. By using draw bar and base body extensions, the clamping range can be enlarged to 749 mm.

Bench Vise Uses Snap-In Jaws to Hold Delicate Items

The Heuer vise is constructed  from “Made to take a Beating” forged steel frame that is 35 percent stronger than the standard cast iron. 
Heck Industries is the exclusive North American Representative for the German-made Heuer Bench Vise made from forged steel frame in sizes from 4 in to 8 in.