Featuring three models with three jaw options, the robot-ready Precision Force (PF) 5-axis MaxLock vise lineup from Kurt Workholding (Minneapolis, MN) offers user-friendly features including easy-to-adjust lash and 52mm spacing for automation-ready mounting systems to adapt to competitors’ zero-point systems.
Quick centerline adjustment makes centerline adjustment fast and efficient and keeps parts perfectly positioned. Spring-loaded gibs keep parts square and maximize part-positioning repeatability through multiple cycles.
The PF 420, PF 440 and PF 460 vises come with standard 4-inch jaw width and jaw openings ranging from 2.625 inches to 6.625 inches. They replace the HP models and feature the patented AngLock to minimize jaw lift and deflection. The design naturally pushes the vise jaws down and forward, maximizing holding strength with less force by greatly increasing surface contact with parts.
Available with carvable, dovetail or serrated jaws, customers can save the expense of buying a jaw set they don’t need. All jaw sets are also sold complete and separately.
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