SCHUNK further expands its PGN-plus gripper flagship: with the PGN-plus-E IO-link, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology presents the world’s first lifelong maintenance-free 24V premium electric gripper, which completely fulfills the IO-link class B standard.
As a result of the success of complete machining on 5-axis machines, workpiece accessibility is an aspect of growing importance in clamping technology. While in the past it was necessary to use long projecting special tools or multiple setups to machine workpieces over clamping claws or chuck jaws, intelligently designed clamping devices of today allow significantly better access by the tools, in addition to processes that are much more efficient.
DrillMeister features simple and swift drill head indexing due to its unique self-clamping system. Tool replacement is easy: just replace the drill head. There is no need to remove the entire drill body from the toolholder and re-adjust the tool overhang, thus reducing a large amount of tool change time. A drill head can be mounted or removed with small torque and can be done in the machine as needed.
For the first time, the Hoffmann Group introduced its Industry 4.0 vision for the machining sector at the AMB 2016 in Stuttgart. The basis for this is the GARANT 360° Tooling Platform, which already provides an integrated service concept for tools and which the Hoffmann Group intends to develop further.
High-feed milling can remove metal from a workpiece at rates that are up to 30 percent faster than traditional methods. This significant boost in productivity, however, can only be achieved with the right cutting tools. Meet the JHF181, the latest addition to Seco’s Jabro-HFM family of solid-carbide end mills.