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The KONTEC KSC from Schunk Inc. (Morrisville, NC) is a multi-functional manual clamping system. It is easily adjusted, whether conventional clamping, very low clamping depths for 5-sided machining, molded parts, plates or workpieces with saw cut surfaces, KONTEC KSC enables an adjustment in very little time.
The patented Ball Lock? Mounting System from Jergens, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) is the practical quick-change system for fixturing in metalworking and metal-forming operations, for either horizontal or vertical machining centers. With the current trend toward smaller production runs, the ability to set up quickly for the next run is critical to maintaining profitability.
Hainbuch America (Milwaukee, WI) extends its modular system to their stationary line of chucks with the Hydrok, a hydraulically-actuated stationary chuck that is available in hexagon and round variants. Both offer significantly higher holding power when compared to conventional 3-jaw chucks through Hainbuch?s pull-back effect, plus circumferential clamping.
Bluco Corporation (Aurora, IL) offers the Wolverine Clamp, specifically designed to fit Bluco Modular Fixturing tables and ready for production and high volumes of work.
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME; Rockford, IL) can design and build Amrok ready-to-use dedicated manual fixtures from the ground up for horizontal and vertical machining centers and other CNC machinery.
Hardinge (Elmira, NY) FlexC? Collet Systems are flexible, sealed collet heads that interchange in seconds and are available with spindle mounts for all brands of CNC lathes. The FlexC line compliments their large selection of collets, step chucks, collet chucks and other workholding products.
Clamping thin-walled and easily deformed components is challenging. With its ROTA NCR 6-jaw compensation chuck, Schunk Inc. (Morrisville, NC) offers a standard solution for this type of workpiece.
MicroCentric Corp. (Plainview, NY) has Production Milling Chucks, a low profile manually actuated concentric clamping system to integrate with tombstones and pallets for machining centers, milling machines and grinders to provide the ultimate in high productivity and high precision workholding.
2L inc. (Hudson, MA) adds two new vacuum chucks to its precision vacuum chuck product line. Along with the successful 8 in x 12 in Modular Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck Systems, two larger Vacuum Chucks, in sizes of 18 in x 36 in and 24 in x 48 in, are now available. With the addition of the new sizes, 2L Vacuum Chucks can now accommodate virtually any size workpiece in any size CNC machine.
The Power Clamping Swing Cylinder line from Jergens, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) offers better-engineered swing cylinders that improve function and lessen friction for longer wear life and smoother operation.
The Matrix Magazine four-position tool changer eliminates wait time typically seen on chain magazines when a series of short cycle time tools are processed sequentially.
KYZEN Releases New Tech 2 Tech Packages to Bring Series Full Circle
KYZEN Corp. (Nashville, TN) has launched its latest project within the Tech 2 Tech by KYZEN program: Tech 2 Tech Packages. The packages discuss various cleaning processes and are separated into segments based on their intended audiences: electronics assembly cleaning and metal finishing.
Dynabrade Acquires its Strategic Supplier Manth Mfg.
Dynabrade Inc. (Clarence, NY) recently completed its acquisition of one of its strategic suppliers, Manth Mfg. Inc. (Tonawanda, NY). Manth will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynabrade.