Particularly in individual part and small series production, the clamping of the workpiece is a time-consuming and cost-intensive factor. That calls for effective strategies for increasing productivity by reducing set-up times. Palletising systems such as the Power-Grip zero-point clamping system from Röhm offer a significant boost in productivity.
This modular system meets the demands for customised solutions with the best possible utilisation of the machine capacity. Whereas to date the machine tool was at a standstill while the workpiece was being clamped, today the workpiece can be positioned and clamped on the pallet outside the machine tool. The set-up time is now limited to the few seconds necessary for changing of the pallets. If several machining processes are necessary for production of the part, the pallet with workpiece can be loaded without losing its zero point. Thanks to its sturdy and corrosion-resistance device, the Power-Grip zero-point clamping system during the whole process, from machining through electrical discharge machining (EDM) right up to the measuring machines.
When precision is needed
Thanks to cushioned, conical centring with a levelling system, accuracy of +/- 0.002 mm is achieved in permanent use. Even with thermal changes, zero point clamping is ensured throughout. The use of palletising and clamping devices from a single source has decisive advantages. The prefabricated pallets can be combined in a modular system with a multitude of Röhm standard clamping devices. There is no need at all for complex adaptation of the clamping devices or pallets. Here, Röhm provides standard pallets for vices and chucks.
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