New Mini Chucks now compatible with Hainbuch modular system
It’s good when small things become a big success. That’s true for the Hainbuch mini chucks which until now haven’t had full compatibility with the Hainbuch modular system.
Good news. Hainbuch new Mini Chucks can configure with both round Spanntop and the hexagonal profile Toplus. Because of reduced interference contour, the modular systems work with mini chuck adapter rings. The existing Mando Adapt mandrel and jaw module work perfectly with the new Spanntop mini.
The Toplus mini version does not use an adapter ring. Instead it has a ring of attachment holes for fixing the jaw module, and next year it will get its own Mando Adapt series of adapters.
Spanntop and Toplus minis both have full through-bore and are available in three standard lengths to suit all machines and drawtubes. Go to the company website to see more about the Hainbuch Modular System.
Reduced clamping device interference contour and less mass
Tool accessibility and low energy consumption are key criteria for modern workholding to prepare them for future challenges. Increasingly parts have smaller dimensions and higher tolerances than in the past. So the emphasis is no longer on chuck size but rather on the complete process. Both factors play an ever more important role in any machining process.
Thanks to greater tool accessibility, the mini chucks can use shorter and therefore more stable tools on the main and counter spindles. This again has a direct influence on the surface finish. Not only is the mass reduced by over 38%, the chuck diameter and the total lengths have also been considerably reduced by a third or a quarter.
So little chucks make a BIG difference. The reduced interference contour makes it easier to choose the right tool to help manage reduced space like in counter spindle machines. The reduced mass also results in lower energy consumption especially in mass production. Because spindle acceleration and deceleration are more dynamic this shortens the cycle times which contributes to lowering the overall cost per workpiece. A Win-Win product development.
For more information or to order Hainbuch Mini-Chucks for your operations in Australia or New Zealand, call Romheld Automation or Contact Us.