To increase productivity, Hainbuch says it has conceptually moved away from the strategy of using individual clamping devices.
This philosophy has enabled the clamping device manufacturer to opt for what is described as a user-friendly modular set-up system that enables fast and accurate changeovers in minimal time and at minimal expense.
With the modular system, the basic clamping device remains mounted on the machine and simultaneously serves as an interface for other clamping devices. Whether for ID or OD clamping, saw cuts or bar work, the pull-back effect of the mounted add on clamping elements enables solid clamping with optimum characteristics, such as high rigidity, vibration reduction, and maximum metal removal rates.
The innovation is not just the individual clamping devices, but rather the modular principle. This delivers application diversity that significantly minimises set-up times and decreases production downtimes. The jaw module was introduced to make this modular system usable for smaller quantities and material dimensions up to a diameter of 200mm. Together with the Toplus or a Spanntop chuck, the modular system becomes a clamping solution for all situations.
Mandrels and clamping heads can also be used in the basic unit. The new jaw module completes the circle and leads in a new clamping dimension that opens up even more possibilities for users. With less weight and a smaller interference contour, Hainbuch says it is offering the ideal three-in-one combination of ID clamping, OD clamping and jaw clamping.
With the new member of the family, and the face driver adaption, these operations are no longer a problem and means a machine can cut a workpiece over its entire length with re-clamping no longer necessary. Firstly, this increases concentric precision, secondly, the formal and position tolerances stabilise, and thirdly, the face driver adaption is also assembled in very short time. The carbide pins dig into the end face of the shaft and transmit the torque.
The advantages are high accuracy due to machining in one clamping set-up. Simply insert it in the clamping device and tighten the three screws. The Centrex interface ensures high levels of concentricity.
The second practical clamping innovation that Hainbuch has recently added to the product range is the Morse taper adaption MK4. It accommodates tools, centres and face drivers together with the Hainbuch clamping devices. Just three screws separate this inner connection. As soon as the three screws are tightened, customers have optimal concentricity qualities via the Centrex interface.