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Updated Centering Vice for Vertical Machining Centers

Hoffman Group’s Garant Xtric is available with a center jaw, gripper mounting holes, endutec automation interface, and four additional base lengths. The vice provides 25 kN of clamping force.

Hoffman Group’s Garant Xtric centering vice with center jaw can clamp two finished parts or blanks. Pre-stamping is not required.

Hoffmann Group USA (Knoxville, TN) updates the 25-kN Garant Xtric centering vice with clamping jaw quick-change system to reduce setup time and facilitate automation.

A center jaw enables simultaneous clamping of two finished parts or blanks without pre-stamping, making setup twice as fast. Gripper mounting holes and an endutec automation interface make the vice ideal for use in an automated environment.

The Garant Xtric is also available in four additional base lengths.

The 136-mm XS size is for processing small components. Sizes XS, S, and M are now available in a jaw width of 80 mm. There are also new vices with a jaw width of 125 mm, 32 kN clamping force, and a length of up to 270 mm in the sizes XS, S, and M. All models are available with pivot jaws. Customers therefore can choose from six vice sizes, each available in two variants.

The vice can be converted into a double vice quickly and easily. Users can change the standard spindle bearing and insert the center jaw. The jaws, which can be rotated 180 degrees and interchanged precisely to the micrometer, are then put back in place. This is performed very quickly due to the “Click & Clamp”  mechanism and, with Garant gripper jaws, blanks can be clamped without pre-stamping.

The Garant Xtric offers longitudinal slots, holes for the “lang” positioning system with a pitch of 52 mm or 96 mm as an attachment to the machine table, and adapter plates for clamping on the Garant zero-clamp, zero-point system or other zero-point clamping systems.


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