We’ve just met with Christoph Allemann in charge of sales and marketing with Swisschuck to speak about the new generation of precision powerchuck. The KCHP/VKCHP type chucks are specifically designed for cylindrical grinding machines and every chuck is filled with oil to guarantee an efficient chuck operation. Discovery!
The sealed design of these chucks has been further improved to either prevent contamination from swarf and coolant or oil loss. This makes these chucks nearly maintenance-free. The whole chuck design is aimed to ensure long-term accuracy and performance. The KCHP style chuck features a through hole and is drawbar-actuated, typically by a pneumatic cylinder at the back of the machine spindle. The VKCHP style chuck features a coolant or air passage through the center and is actuated by a rotating air tube.
Every single chuck of the new generation KCHP/VKCHP type features precision jig ground locating holes for accurate top jaw location. All locating holes are machined on the chuck under load. Repeating accuracy ≤ 0.002 mm. Changing the top jaws between same size chucks is now possible with consistent accuracy.
Benefits of the new precision power chucks
- High repeating accuracy of ≤ 0.002 mm
- Hermetically sealed for long-term performance
- Light weight and compact design
- Accurate top jaw location independent of chuck serial number
- Low maintenance
- From the pro for the pro!
SwissChuck (former Forkardt Schweiz GmbH) develops and produces highly-precise clamping devices. Christoph Allemann says in conclusion: “You have the workpiece, the grinding machine – we have the suitable high-precision chuck or develop the customised special clamping technique!”. The company regards itself not only as a supplier but also as a partner whom customers can always rely on. Its aim? Once the customer has defined its requirements, Swisschuck generates the best customer benefit.
Whether centric grinding, eccentric grinding, turning or hard turning – SwissChuck is the right partner for workpiece clamping where precision clamping technology is needed.
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