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Magnetic chucks display the clamping status – modular control unit increases user comfort

To further increase operating comfort, all SCHUNK MAGNOS square pole plates are equipped with a status display from now on by default. It displays the current clamping status continuously, even when the magnetic chuck has been disconnected from the control and is in a pallet storage with clamped workpiece for instance. SCHUNK is also putting a modular designed control unit onto the market, which gives users a high degree of flexibility and operating comfort. The SCHUNK MAGNOS KEH plus is universally suitable for all SCHUNK square and radial pole plates. One, two, four or eight magnetic chucks can be actuated at the same time, depending on the basic version.

One-piece pull-down jaw combines precision and efficiency

The attractively priced SCHUNK pull-down jaw SNB promises high accuracy on the workpiece, minimal cleaning effort and a longer service life. Unlike previous chuck jaw systems on the market with active pull-down function, the SCHUNK SNB is built in one piece. This ensures a particularly precise workpiece support, a repeatable zero point independent of the clamping force present, increased stability when machining as well as minimal wear.

Freely programmable magnetic switches for gripping systems in potentially explosive atmospheres

SCHUNK is now offering a freely programmable and universally applicable magnetic switch with ATEX certification for device group II, category 2 for monitoring gripping systems in potentially explosive areas. The MMS 22-PI1-EX has a freely programmable switching point and detects a magnet inside of the actuator. It can be placed directly in the C-slot of the gripping or rotary modules with no interfering contours. Instead of time-consuming mechanical adjustment of the switching point, the magnetic sensor can be programmed in just a few steps. The required magnetic teaching tool is included in the scope of delivery. An optional plug-in teaching tool is also available. The corresponding switching condition is indicated on an LED display. Thanks to the standard plug connector, the sensor can be easily connected with standardized connection cables.

Lightweight jaws offer numerous advantages in turning

With a wide range of lightweight initiatives with chuck jaws, SCHUNK is breathing new life into turning applications. The competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology is now offering a range of diverse claw and stepped jaw models for raw part clamping from the world’s largest range of standard chuck jaws also optionally as a lightweight version.

A well-rounded affair: low-deformation workpiece clamping

Those wanting to turn, mill or grind rings, flanges, housings or other thin-walled parts will quickly reach the limits of what is possible using conventional chucks or face plates: the parts are deformed in the clamping process, shaping and geometric tolerances are difficult to adhere to and the interference contours of the clamping devices restrict the accessibility. There are a great deal of alternatives here – from the compensating multi-jaw chucks, the magnetic clamping technology right up to the pendulum jaws. To ensure things run smoothly, it is worth knowing the strengths of the individual problem solvers, because this saves time, money and often nerves.

Powerful double clamping vise with encapsulated drive

The family of manual SCHUNK KONTEC KSC Basic-Line is known for high clamping forces, ease of use, short set-up times and excellent price-performance ratio. SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology is now expanding its modular system with the SCHUNK KONTEC KSC-D, a lightweight and flat double clamping vise especially designed for demanding applications in automated machine tools with workpiece storage.

New microsite for self-adjusting toggle clamps

German clamping tool specialist BESSEY is providing an extensive range of information on self-adjusting toggle clamps on its new microsite in 12 languages. Designers, craftsmen and buyers can find technical details and interesting facts about the unique range of accessories as well as exciting excerpts from the history of the range.