Hainbuch to Show Versatile Workholding Solutions at MACH 201808-Feb-2018 HAINBUCH UK LTD
If you are looking for the 'complete' workholding solution at MACH 2018, look no further than the impressive Manok stationary chuck from Hainbuch. On stand H19-120 at the Birmingham NEC from the 9th to 13th April, Hainbuch will be demonstrating a host of new and established workholding technology, which will include the flexible, powerful, precise and rigid Manok workholding system.
Ideal for 5-axis machining and stationary workholding applications, the chuck operates with a pull-back action, so components are positively pulled against any internal stop to give incredible power and rigidity whilst reducing vibration during heavy duty milling operations. To improve set-up and changeover times, the Manok incorporates a manual changing fixture that changes the clamping heads quickly and easily in a couple of seconds. In addition, customers can mount an end-stop inside the Manok in no time at all by simply fastening the inside end-stop directly onto your machine tool table or by mounting a front end-stop on the face of the clamping taper.
The Manok is versatile and simple to operate and its application range is almost limitless. The Manok can be applied to milling machines and CNC machining centres, CMMs, pallet clamping applications, broaching machines, angle plates and indexible heads, grinding machines, drilling machines and even used as a fixed desktop assembly station.
Alongside the Manok at MACH will be the Hydrok hydraulically actuated stationary chuck. The choice product for 5-axis machining or efficient multiple clamping, the Hydrok Intelligent modular system offers greater possibilities that ever before. Depending on size, the Hydrok can be used with all clamping device adaptations, such as the MANDO Adapt mandrel-in-clamping device or with the jaw module. Thus, in the future you can also rely completely on the intelligent Hainbuch modular system, even for your stationary clamping device.
The Hydrok incorporates typical Hainbuch features such as user friendly set-up, parallel clamping, optimal power conversion, extreme rigidity and superior holding power. With a repeatability of less than 0.01mm possible, the Hydrok is ideal for 5-sided machining as well as flexible clamping scenarios such as mandrel clamping or jaw clamping thanks to the HAINBUCH modular system.
Another key innovation that will be of interest to MACH visitors will be the impressive new TestIT clamping force gauge system that has been developed in conjunction with Siemens. The new software system is available on a data carrier for installation on Siemens CNC controllers.
This now means that a separate laptop is not needed and manufacturing with ‘theoretical clamping forces’ is also a thing of the past. Thanks to TestIT, the operator always knows what clamping forces exist and where. Furthermore, the operator can understand the actual maintenance status of the clamping device and when taking into account the safety standard DIN EN 1550, this new package is a ‘must have’ for all machine tools running Siemens control units.
What this new system gives the customer is a TestIT clamping force gauge together with the Siemens CNC controller. The result is a package that executes a target-actual comparison of the maintenance status of a clamping device. If the limit values are under the optimal clamping range, a warning message is given to the end user. For more information on this impressive new software and the multitude of innovative workholding solutions on offer from Hainbuch, please come and visit us on Stand H19-120 at MACH 2018.