WORKHOLDING, ACCESSORIES, BARFEEDS EFFICIENCY GAINS
Workholding, accessories, barfeeds news and products in brief
Ceratizit ( www.is.gd/ZWKM2n ) has introduced to market – the
WNT X5G-Z - a new, ef cient, and highly precise, clamping system
for machining centres. The WNT X5G-Z 5-axis clamping
system was launched with the new Ceratizit Up2Date
catalogue, is optimised access from all sides,
allows components to be machined with ve or
even six axes.
The lean, tapered contour of the two
(mobile) xed jaws with the WNT X5G-Z ,
provides the spindle head/tool with optimum
access to the workpiece. The jaws also contain
elastomer elements which damp vibrations,
thereby playing a role in improved surface
quality and increasing the service life of the
tool and spindle.
Ceratizit offers 14 different jaw styles with
widths of 40, 65, 80 and 125 mm, of which
two 125 mm jaws are already included in the
scope of supply of a new X5G-Z as part of the
basic equipment. The quick change jaws have
a classic L-shape and designed as indexable jaws. The open angle
means they can be used inwards or outwards – a feature which
opens up additional options.
is reversed to loosen the workpieces. The device functions as a
heating pump. It allows the thawing point to be reached
quickly, which releases the workpieces.
The new Ceratizit clamping system is
allows components to be machined with
fi ve or six axes
The WNT X5G-Z comes in ve models and two heights, which
differ in the length of their base bodies. The shortest measures 330
mm; while the other models are 430, 500, 630 and 800 mm long.
The Triag International triGEL range of freeze clamping plates are
now available in the UK and Ireland from REM Systems ( www.is.gd/
EzGYUY ) – providing ef cient workholding solutions for components
that would be challenging to xture any other way.
Freeze clamping is a clamping technique primarily used for bulky
parts made of metal, most mineral materials as well as engineering
plastics. Ice offers excellent adhesion. When using the triGEL
system, cold gas is run through the worktable’s labyrinth of cables
and cooled to
in place after freezing in approximately 60 seconds. The process
There are two different methods of achieving
the cooling of the machine table or working
surface. First is the Peltier Effect for
thermoelectric refrigeration, and the second
is the use of a cooling medium such as those
commonly applied within a deep freezer.
www.is.gd/IK7kbQ ) new range
of mandrel collets are designed to hold
workpieces in a precise, locked position – and
to offer support for engineers when working
on turning, milling, polishing, tooth cutting and
The mandrels are tightened with a clamping
nut or clamping screw as the diameter of the
clamping collar is always concentric to the
clamping diameter, ensuring a high level of precision.
Norelem’s range of mandrels with side clamps are particularly
suited to the secondary processing and rework of turned and milled
pieces with blind holes. These mandrels are made of mild steel
due to its weldability and machinability, providing engineers with
exibility when it comes to reshaping components.
This range has mandrels both for drilling holes right through and
for blind holes with side clamping, in 11 different sizes, from 4.1
to 175 millimetres. Depending on the size and model, Norelem
mandrels can achieve tightening forces of up to 44.5 kilonewtons.
Elesa ( www.is.gd/wCRF9F ) has signed a partnership with Misati
- whose pneumatic clamps offer clamping action in workholding,
or transport of assemblies in manufacturing operations.
The clamps are designed for robotic use, being easy to
install, robust and well proven, with fast and reliable operation
supported by simple power and control connections which enable
rapid installation and setup. This easy installation with high
quality design and manufacture is derived from wide experience
of the industry and means that customers can quickly connect
Typical applications may be found in warehousing, welding
stations, framing and assembly stations, special machines,
tooling, jigs and xture manufacture, dies and mould making.
Pneumatic clamps from the range are specialised to match
various industrial applications such as punching, welding,
fastening/assembly and painting, with modular accessories that
are convenient and readily interchangeable.
Misati pneumatic cylinders feature a double acting operation
in diameters of 20mm, 32mm, 40mm and 50mm with three arm
con gurations dependent on the clamping arrangement required.
coated with a
ne water lm,
The Triag International triGEL range of freeze clamping plates
provide effi cient workholding solutions for components that
would be challenging to fi xture any other way
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