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AUG 2018

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MMS AUGUST 2018 238 IMTS 2018 Workholding and Handling Workholding Systems Speed Chuck Change-Over Hainbuch's CentroTex system facilitates fast and easy chuck change-over for manufacturers processing multi- ple parts of varying sizes that require various clamping methods. The system is said to increase the range of part diameters that can be machined and enable quick, accurate mounting of workholding devices. The system's precision-machined adapter/flange plate is aligned with the company's Centrex interface, equipped with a bayonet mount and a drawtube adapter. The plate accommodates a variety of chucks and hold- ing devices that are easily connected and locked by six simple fasteners. Change-over time is said to be less than 6 min., while the system maintains repeatability and change-over accuracy of less than 0.002 mm. The system's Monteq mounting aid, used with a sus- pension bar on a lathe or an overhead crane, improves balance and eases component handling during change- over. Gradations on the device assist in the simple alignment of the horizontal axis and non-threaded, quick-action bolts secure the workholding device for loading or removal. The system's clamping device container is custom- ized to hold chucks or other equipment when not in use. The unit moves on heavy-duty casters and features a retractable hood to shut out contaminants and maintain the integrity of the stored components. | Hainbuch America Corp. | West, Level 3 & Annex, Booth 431636 Redesigned Chucks Connect to Smartphones Via Bluetooth Erowa's SmartChucks line has been redesigned to combine precision and stability with wireless signal transmission. The design includes an integrated LED strip that displays the status of the chuck while in operation. It is able to indicate if the chuck is open, closed, improperly clamped or has insufficient clamping force. This functionality enables an operator to check the status at a glance. The company has also developed a mobile app that compliments the chucks, which is said to retrieve clamping equipment data on a smartphone. Status requests and additional information regarding the life-cycle can be checked at any time via Bluetooth technology. | Erowa Technology Inc. East, Level 3, Booth 135037

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