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Collet Pads and Jaws Enhance Job Shop Capabilities and Efficiencies

Dillon Manufacturing Inc.’s collet pads and jaws are ideal for precision boring, high-speed machining, tapping, drilling and finishing.

Posted: June 7, 2022

Dillon collet pads with carbonite.

Dillon Collet pads and jaws allow thru-hole chucks to hold small bar and tube stock, thus expanding job shop machining capabilities.  Securely gripping a wider variety of part geometries with Dillon collet systems allows more aggressive machining, especially when jaws are coated with Carbinite.  Faster processing, shorter cycle times, greater repeatability, and faster changeovers not only expand capabilities, but they also enhance the efficiency and profitability of the jobs completed.  Dillon collet pads and jaws are ideal for precision boring, high-speed machining, tapping, drilling and finishing.  They are especially suited for small diameter machining of stems, spools, crimp assemblies, manifolds for high pressure air systems, medical parts, miscellaneous fittings, mechanical and transmission components and specialty valves, and more.

More Geometries Means More Business

A collet pad top jaw system increases a chuck’s range of workholding capabilities, allowing more varied part geometries to be machined with the same jaw system. Precision ground collet pads provide tight tolerances for workpieces, with full contact across the gripping surface for greater holding power.  Full contact of gripping surfaces provides a more stable grip and allows heavier cuts resulting in shorter cycle times.  Round, hex, and square collet pad shapes with both smooth and serrated gripping surfaces available, including Carbinite – a wear-resistant textured carbide coating which doubles the gripping strength at equal clamping force.  This improved grip on workpieces enhances mill performance and can prolong tool life.

Dillon Manufacturing offers a complete line of   both S-Type and Warner & Swasey type collet pads, as well as for W&S solid emergency collet pads, Gisholt, Jones & Lamson, and Martin collet pad types.

Quick Changeovers Mean More Machining Time

Changing over to collet pad jaws is easily accomplished and requires just a jaw change. The time required to change jaws and collets is generally accomplished in a few minutes and is much quicker than changing entire chucks which may take up to several hours to complete the changeover.  The ability to quickly change between sizes allows shops to increase their machine cycle times by up to 30%.  Machinists using collet pad jaws can maximize their chuck capabilities and investment by taking advantage of both chuck and collet pad work including the ability to run material that is hex or square in shape.

All products are designed and manufactured by skilled and experienced engineers, using an integrated computer system tracks production, in ISO 9001:2015 facilities.

All Dillon Manufacturing products are Made in the USA.

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