Engineering cornucopia of new products

Leader Chuck’s stand at last month’s MACH exhibition featured an engineering cornucopia of new and enhanced products developed to improve the efficiency, productivity and accuracy of just about any machine shop.

“For example, freeze clamping plates from AMCC have proven to be an excellent alternative to magnetic fixtures when securing non-metallic and non-magnetic components,” explains managing director Mark Jones. “Visitors were able to see the plates in action as it is the only way to fully appreciate the holding strength available with ice.”
Autogrip’s range of through-bore and closed-centre standard and long stroke one-, two-, three-, four- and six-jaw power chucks are designed to operate at up to 8000 rpm, while the Lexair Tri-Grip collet closer is designed for use on either vertical or horizontal machining centres, to maximise the raw material loading capacity. Extending the capability of any machining centre was Exact Machinery’s range of CNC rotary tables and indexing units.
New products in the Leader portfolio included a line-up of small self-contained pneumatic jaw and collet chucks from Jato, and an extensive range of dynamic balancing and monitoring solutions from Italian specialist Balance Systems.
Also on show was the Hewa range of two-jaw self-centring indexing chucks, Maprox collet chucks and miniature multi-jaw chucks for watchmakers and metrology applications, and MicroCentric air and diaphragm chucks (pictured). Details of tailor-made workholding and component manipulation solutions from Rotomors were also highlighted, as Leader exclusively offers these solutions to manufacturing and precision engineering companies in the
UK and Ireland.
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