Workholding and automation solutions

Among the innovations on display from 1st MTA (hall 20, stand 560) will be a zero-point clamping system from V-Tech. For clamping workpieces on CNC machining centres, this pneumatic quick-change system features 24 kN retraction of the clamping pin in each receiver, and a positioning accuracy of better than 5 µm.

From a barfeed perspective, the latest announcement is that an Industry 4.0 connection is available for any new Iemca barfeed, allowing constant remote analysis of its condition and operation. With regard to rotary tables, on show will be Kitagawa’s latest TT150 tilting-type compound table with 150 mm faceplate, while elsewhere on the stand, 1st MTA will demonstrate a Chick Indexer SubSystem (ISS), showing how more components can be presented to a machining centre spindle by adding a fourth axis. Another Chick product on show will be the latest lightweight version of its One-Lok clamping system, which is pitched as a superior alternative to the conventional wind-up vice.
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