New Modular Clamping System allows for Mounting of Multiple Work Pieces
Staff posted on February 23, 2016 |
New system extends potential part-clamping range from 90mm to 200mm.

EXSYS Tool Inc., supplier of pL LEHMANN rotary tables, has expanded its offering of ultra-high precision products to include the pL LEHMANN swissClamp modular clamping system.

The new system allows operators to mount multiple work pieces on machine tool tables for uninterrupted production and unmanned operations.

Designed for use with rotary and standard tables on vertical or horizontal milling machines, the swissClamp modules can be mounted on face plates or directly on worktables. The system extends a shop’s potential part-clamping range from 90mm to 200mm. 

swissClamp’s four basic modules enable more than 240 possible configurations, including mono clamping, which requires only one basic body and duo clamping, where two mono clamps are mounted opposite one another.

Configuration options include creating a clamping tower/tombstone on a fourth axis. This is a horizontal clamping cone that is overhung or with a counter bearing or a clamping bridge on a trunnion table set up where both sides require a different design with mono and duo systems. Operators can also create clamping modules on the fourth or fifth axis.

Intended for a variety of mass production applications in automotive, aerospace, medical/dental and micro technology industries, swissClamp is suitable for either strong gripping or light finish clamping applications. For strong gripping, the system achieves rigid, pull down clamping to depths of 3 mm or 6 mm via a mechanical grid on its jaws.

When used for finish clamping, swissClamp’s finish jaws achieve non-rotating, precise parallel clamping. A clamping stroke of approximately 1 mm prevents indentations and ensures high surface quality. The system enables finish clamping to a depth of 6 mm.

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