The success story of the TANDEM3 modular system continues – the new 3-jaw clamping force block offers even greater design freedom for automated machine loading in four actuation variants.
All TANDEM3 power clamping blocks are distinguished by their high clamping force and accuracy, together with a compact design. This makes them the ideal companion for process-reliable workpiece clamping in confined spaces. Various pneumatic monitoring functions, optional clamping force amplification for pneumatic actuation and an extensive range of accessories make them perfectly suitable for automated use in the metal cutting industry. This makes the TANDEM3 clamping force block the ideal companion for small and extremely large batch sizes in all industries.
Four variants for cylindrical clamping
The new 3-jaw clamping force block constitutes a further module for stationary clamping of cylindrical workpieces for the TANDEM3 series. Even force distribution ensures secure and repeatable clamping. Like its 2-jaw counterpart, it also comes with a sophisticated lubrication system that ensures high efficiency and constant clamping forces.
The optimized external contour ensures controlled diversion of chips and means the workpiece is easily accessible in any machining operation. Additional cover plugs prevent the clogging of chip clusters. The clamping device is available in pneumatic (KRP3), hydraulic (KRH3), spring-loaded (KRF3) versions and will soon be available in an electric version, too (KRE3). Integrated monitoring functions make the centric clamping vise ideally suited for use in automated machine loading. They enable the basic jaw position to be monitored via dynamic pressure or the workpiece locating surface checked reliably during automated loading for instance. By means of standardised console plates, vises can be mounted on the machine table or the VERO-S quick-change pallet system quickly and easily or flexibly interchanged.
The 3-jaw vise is available as a standard or long-stroke version in four sizes from 100 to 250. Its clamping force ranges from 18 to 66.5 kN. With its extensive modular system and versatile range of accessories comprising chuck jaw, fixing and monitoring options, SCHUNK offers clamping solutions for every application.