With a wide range of part diameters, configurations, and small quantities, the dream setup would be to have maximum flexibility. Hainbuch’s modular system allows that. Whether working with round, prismatic, small, or larger components, virtually any workholding configuration is possible with its modular system. The various workholding adapters can be installed in two minutes or less. Hainbuch’s designers and engineers in Germany are constantly expanding its modular system to offer the best workholding solutions.
Something was missing though: an adaptation to clamp cubic parts. That’s why Hainbuch introduced the two-jaw module.
Round workpieces are clamped from the outside with clamping heads (collets) within the collet chuck. Larger diameter workpieces, beyond the capacity of the collet chuck, can be clamped with the three-jaw module. For cubic parts that are positioned centrically on machining centers and milling machines, the new two-jaw module is now an option. Operators can change over from clamping round parts to cubic ones in less than two minutes.
The two-jaw module can handle turning applications up to 1,500 RPM. Due to its compact profile, it is a great alternative to large and heavy centric vises. The two-jaw and three-jaw module use the Hainbuch collet chuck as their base. Change-over is possible without removing the collet chuck and realignment thanks to Hainbuch’s Centrex quick-change interface.
Hainbuch’s modular solution, consisting of a chuck and jaw module, no longer compares to the large and heavy vises that are found in many shops and whose size is more of an obstacle than an advantage. As is often the case, the workholding is much larger than the part to be machined, so interference is an issue. Special, longer tools are then needed and there’s a risk of a costly collision. The Hainbuch modular system, on the other hand, is just as efficient and flexible as multitasking machine tools are today.
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