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Place & Play Indexer

The Kawata TOUCHDEX indexer is a fully mechanical unit; it indexes automatically and is synchronized with the NC program. It needs no power cables or digital interface. The TOUCHDEX is not motorized, so it requires only minimum space and can be quickly installed at almost any location for 4th and/or 5th axis application.

"The Kawata TOUCHDEX uses a locking pin that automatically fixes the workpiece with a clamping force two to three times greater than an ordinary friction brake. The Kawata TOUCHDEX can tackle heavy milling, end milling, drilling and tapping jobs with precision and consistency," said a company spokesperson.

Indexing accuracy is less than 30 seconds (cumulative). Repeat accuracy is ±3 seconds. The TOUCHDEX clamping system is designed to ensure zero backlash for the life of the unit.

Because it has no motorized parts, the TOUCHDEX can be installed in very tight locations. The required area is approximately half that of regular indexers. It is also lightweight and easy to handle. By aligning two or more TOUCHDEX units, multiple workpieces can be machined simultaneously.

The TOUCHDEX is available in a variety of models, including:

  • FDR Model for clockwise and counter-clockwise operation
  • Minimum indexing angle: Options are 1° or 5°
  • FDM Model for vertical or horizontal installation
  • Maximum Indexing Angle with full pushbar stroke: Options include 15°, 45° or 90°
  • Tilting Model integrates two units for 5-face machining on vertical machining centers
  • Vicedex Model enables 3-face machining in a single operation
  • The extra low profile, lightweight FD-105 is designed for small workpiece machining and can be mounted on a small machining center.

The FD-105 will be displayed at the Tecnara booth 432071 at IMTS 2018.

For more information contact:

Tecnara Tooling Systems, Inc.

12535 McCann Dr.

Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670


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