Hydraulic Expansion Tools with Axial Retraction:
Cutting time and costs in high precision workpiece clamping
Maximum precision at minimum cost – competing on a global stage involves con-stantly re-examining your workpiece clamping concept. Hydraulic expansion tools with axial retraction from the clamping and gripping technology specialist SCHUNK, based in Lauffen, Germany, are an effective solution for minimising set-up times whilst providing maximum precision.
Versatile lathe chuck ensures high efficiency during turning
An all-rounder for high-precision clamping of workpieces on the lathe is the 3-jaw power chuck ROTA NCD by SCHUNK. Right now, all sizes of the all-rounder are being continuously improved with regard to rigidity. In this way, the universal lathe chuck expands its high performance even further. Especially users who process different workpieces on a single machine can significantly reduce set-up times and costs with this high-performance chuck.
SCHUNK precision steady rests honored
Appealing design and formidable on the inside: An jury with international members has given the ZENTRICO THL plus precision steady rests from toolholding and workholding specialists SCHUNK in Mengen, Germany the iF product design award 2009.
Quick jaw change brings flexibility and substantial savings
The most recent innovation from SCHUNK is a quick-change jaw system for TANDEM clamping blocks, which can be used to reduce the time for jaw changes from around 5 minutes in the past to just 10 seconds. To achieve this, SCHUNK fits a one-piece base jaw with a high-precision quick-change system, which allows the jaw to be completely changed without the need for tools.
Flat power pack for precise serial production
Highest clamping force with greatest jaw stroke and lowest height at the same time. With the power chuck SCHUNK ROTA NCO, this combination, which so far is unique on the lathe chuck market, “only” ensures more space in the engine room, short cycle times, and high versatility. In times of rapidly rising electricity prices, the powerful lathe chuck from Mengen now proves itself to be also very energy efficient. Thanks to an integrated media feed-through, the precision lathe chuck also allows a choice of central lubrication, central coolant supply, or air control. The continuous high precision even at large diameters testifies to the high quality of the inner workings.
TENDO-ES: The Powerhouse of Hydraulic Expansion Toolholders
extremely short hydraulic expansion holder TENDO-ES from SCHUNK is now available as standard for the BT 40 interface. With the TENDO-ES, the tool is clamped directly in the mounting taper. This way, the tool shank is supported via the spindle. With an L1 dimension of 26,0 mm, the TENDO-ES is extremely short. The result is the highest holding forces for transferable high torques and a great deal of additional space in the machining area.
Magnetic clamping technology conceals a multitude of talents
Hardly any other technology has such versatile capabilities that have remained hidden to the user for as long as those of magnetic clamping technology. Only in grinding has a real standard been established to date in the form of parallel pole plates.
Third German Machine Construction Summit in Berlin
Heinz-Dieter Schunk, managing partner of SCHUNK clamping and gripping technology specialists, based in Lauffen am Neckar, was awarded the German Machine Tool Industry Award on Tuesday, October 14, 2008. During the Third German Machine Construction Summit in Berlin, the independent jury of experts from economics and science recognized the Swabian businessman's life achievements. Under his management, a small garage business has been transformed into an innovation hotbed for clamping technology and automation with 1,800 employees. SCHUNK's precision products are used in numerous sectors to increase quality and efficiency.
The UNILOCK NSA series ensures process reliability and
high-precision quick change clamping in automated production
Automated machine loading offers significant rationalisation potential in metal-cutting production. The clamping devices are subject to an extensive range of requirements: They should position and fix the workpieces in place with high precision in a matter of seconds, guaranteeing absolutely secure clamping during machining with a compact construction that takes up as little machine space as possible. At the same time they should simplify workpiece changing and, above all, provide a reliable, clean and chip-free support surface. This is an essential prerequisite for round-the-clock production in automated operation. The NSA series of the SCHUNK UNILOCK quick-change pallet system combines all these requirements, creating optimum conditions for process reliability and automated workpiece change. All three modules of the series are designed to meet demanding continuous operation and guarantee high-precision repeat accuracy < 0.005 mm.
Interfaces for the Timepiece Industry and Precision Mechanics
Micromachining standards are becoming more demanding. This is why the clamp-ing and gripping technology specialist SCHUNK, based in Lauffen, Germany, is now offering its two precision toolholders TRIBOS-RM and TRIBOS-Mini for use with the ISO 10 and HSK E 25 to 40 interfaces, commonly used in the timepiece and jewellery industry, as well as in precision mechanics. This means that, in the future, it will be possible to clamp tools with a shank diameter from 0.3 mm with excellent true running of less than 0.003 mm. Users will benefit from maximum precision, brilliant surfaces and long tool lives.
Twice the safety for turning
The protection of the operator and the machine is paramount during turning. SCHUNK, the power chuck specialist from Menger now presents the electro-pneumatic ELKE 24/2 control unit with convenient safety module with the option of one or two pneumatic power chucks, each controlled in five operating positions where their function can be reliably monitored at the same time.
New range of steady rests with extensive standard equipment
The new ZENTRICO THL plus range of steady rest products from SCHUNK, the clamping technology specialist based in Mengen, is robust and high precision with a long lifetime. The self-centering precision steady rests support long slender turned parts, thereby reducing the wear of the inserted tools as well as ensuring brilliant surface finishes and minimizing geometry errors on long shafts. The latest generation offers roll rinsing and improved sealing of the rollers against contamination.
SCHUNK UNILOCK quick-change pallet system offers significant savings potential in the welding shop
The SCHUNK UNILOCK quick-change pallet system can be reliably installed on welding fixtures without an additional ground plane. This was proved in intensive testing carried out by TÜV Süd on behalf of the toolholding and workholding specialist SCHUNK based in Lauffen. Under the harshest conditions the inspectors established that the contact points between the test set-up and quick-change pallet system as well as the clamping points between clamping slide and clamping bolt withstand the welding process. By passing this test the SCHUNK UNILOCK quick-change pallet system can also significantly reduce the set-up costs in the welding shop both now and in the future.
Efficient production: one chuck jaw for nearly every task
Manufacturers of small and medium-sized batches can operate much more efficiently and significantly reduce workholding costs with SZKU universal top jaws from SCHUNK. This multi-functional jaw from the Lauffen-based specialist for toolholding, workholding and automation combines the essential advantages of two jaw types. The SZKU is as versatile as a stepped jaw and also transmits high torques like a claw jaw.
A good chuck jaw has to compensate
Pendulum jaws minimize workpiece deformation and securely clamp even unusual workpiece geometries.
ROTA NCD 132 + ROTA NCD 215 power chucks for I.D. and O.D. clamping
The development engineers at SCHUNK in Mengen have further optimized the power chuck models ROTA NCD 130 and ROTA NCD 210. They will be replaced by a modified version in the future: the follow-up models will be the ROTA NCD 132 and ROTA NCD 215.
Industry Award 2008 for Gripper with Spindle Interface
An attractive and efficient automation solution for the production of small batches and single parts on machining centers has been developed by SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG in Lauffen upon Neckar, Germany. The gripper, which is connected to the machine spindle in the same way as a tool via the standard interface, allows fully automatic change of the workpieces by means of axial movements. This eliminates the need for complicated and expensive automation solutions and also reduces set-up times.
Hybrid chuck boosts productivity during grinding and turning
Two technologies in one: the ROTA NCM from SCHUNK combines a classic self-centering chuck and a round magnetic clamping plate. The results of this synthesis are impressive: on pneumatic grinders and lathes, ROTA NCM reduces set-up times by up to 80 percent, which means a significant boost in productivity. But that is not enough. The workpieces keep their shape due to planar clamping. Machining is even possible from three sides with no vibration or deformation whatsoever.
Machine automation with SCHUNK modules for low costs and highly efficient production processes
A significant potential for increasing efficiency in modern production processes is the automated loading and unloading of the machines. Many users, however, do not want to accept the risk of high investments in the required equipment and software. A possible alternative is the combination of standardized modules from the Lauffen-based toolholding and workholding specialist SCHUNK.
TRISet and SCHUNKSet for universal tool presetting
High-precision TRISet and SCHUNKSet optical tool presetting devices are used to measure, check and set tools before they are used.
TANDEM KSP plus: Precise, compact, powerful
Clamping force blocks are a classic among stationary clamping systems. SCHUNK, the specialist in toolholding, workholding systems and gripping technology located in Lauffen, Germany, now presents a major development with the TANDEM KSP plus, by making this powerhouse a miracle of precision.
ROTA NCK plus precision power chucks
With the new precision power chuck ROTA NCK plus, SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG from Lauffen is offering an inexpensive power chuck as an alternative to the Kitagawa chuck range B-200.
SINO-R universal toolholder - the inexpensive alternative in powerful metal cutting
With SINO-R, SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG from Lauffen is extending its toolholder product range.
However, SINO-R is especially well suited for heavy-duty metal cutting.
TRIBOS-RM ISO: El portaherramienta TRIBOS de alto rendimiento para el micromaquinado
En el micromaquinado rigen leyes propias. Por ello, el especialista en sistemas de sujeción y de mordazas SCHUNK en Lauffen, ofrece a partir de enero de 2008 el portaherramientas de precisión TRIBOS-RM también como profesional para el micromaquinado con interfaz ISO. La estructura de una pieza rotacionalmente simétrica del TRIBOS-RM ISO se encarga de una larga vida útil del husillo de la máquina y de la transmisión completa de su potencia.
Chuck de gran fuerza de sujeción ROTA NCS de 6 mordazas: Balanceado y preciso
Tracción sobre seis mordazas, máxima precisión de marcha axial y óptima concentricidad. El chuck de gran fuerza de sujeción, sellado, de 6 mordazas, ROTA NCS de SCHUNK, es un chuck giratorio orientado al maquinado exigente de precisión. Con este nuevo desarrollo, SCHUNK abre al usuario posibilidades totalmente nuevas para un arranque de virutas de máxima calidad.
SCHUNK UNILOCK EDB: Sujeción de punto cero ideal para electroerosión
Concebido universalmente, el módulo SCHUNK UNILOCK EDB para electroerosión, del especialista en técnica de sujeción y de mordazas SCHUNK en Lauffen, permite, en combinación con un tornillo universal de banco y un dispositivo prismático de sujeción, una gran cantidad de soluciones de sujeción en la máquina de electroerosión. Ello crea una flexibilidad real para el usuario y al mismo tiempo máxima precisión en la mecanización. La precisión de repetición del módulo es de < 0,005 mm.
KONTEC KSK: Encapsulado completo para máxima capacidad de funcionamiento
El KONTEC KSK del especialista en técnica de sujeción y de mordazas SCHUNK de Lauffen, es el primer dispositivo de sujeción céntrica completamente encapsulado del mundo. Fallos de funcionamiento por suciedad y viruta aprisionada pertenecen desde ahora al pasado. Ello asegura, aún en ambientes ásperos, máxima capacidad de funcionamiento y con ello máxima seguridad de proceso.