Hydraulic chucks are rising stars for sliders

Big Kaiser is launching its Hydraulic Chuck Lathe Type B for Swiss-type turning machines, with UK availability via Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC). The Type B is optimised for select Star Micronics machines and has a repeatability of less than 1 μm. This new addition features a rectangular design and multiple tool rows to accommodate the compact size of these machines.

The design minimises interference in compact work envelopes and enhances machining capabilities in space-constrained set-ups. The Hydraulic Chuck Lathe Type B expands Big Kaiser’s line-up and adds to the standard, F type and R type with its tailored adaptability for specific machine requirements. The standard model offers front tool clamping, while the F type allows rear operation in tight spaces. The R type, with its square shape, suits set-ups needing multiple tool rows without interference.

Compatible with leading automatic Swiss-type turning machine brands, including Citizen, Star, Tsugami and Tornos, the chucks facilitate safe and swift cutting tool changes with a simple Allen key. The versatility of the B type (SL22B) and R type (SL22R) chucks allows for application in a broad array of Star machines, providing customers with the flexibility to choose the optimal chuck for their specific applications. The B type is particularly suitable for machines with a single-level tool post, while the R type caters to dual-level posts.

Giampaolo Roccatello, chief sales and marketing officer for Big Kaiser Europe, reflects on the company’s 30-year history of hydraulic chuck production: “Since unveiling our first hydraulic chuck in 1994, we’ve consistently contributed to advancements in precision hydraulic chuck technology. Each chuck undergoes two thorough manual inspections before leaving our factory, ensuring it meets the highest quality standards.”

For further information www.itc-ltd.co.uk