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2+2 Self-Centering and Compensating Chuck

SMW Autoblok has introduced the versatile four-in-one Centco4 2+2 self-centering and compensating chuck. "The Centco4's superb engineering and flexibility enables it to securely and efficiently clamp virtually any type or shape of geometric part including round, cubic, angular and irregular," said a company spokesperson.

The Centco4 is available in both power and manual models and is suitable for deformation-sensitive workpieces. "The 4-jaw Centco4 provides four times less deformation as compared with 3-jaw clamping and can be used on all industry-specific machine tools. The ability to handle virtually any part shape means fewer chuck change-outs and vastly reduced downtime," said the spokesperson. Diverse manual and hydraulic applications include turning, milling, inspection and finishing operations.

"The Centco4 features two independent self-centering and compensating jaws and single wedge actuation that eliminates the need for a dual-piston cylinder," said Larry Robbins, President of SMW Autoblok's Commercial division. "The precision product delivers unlimited flexibility and is perfect for aerospace and automotive companies that are looking for one standard chuck that can clamp any part geometry."

The drive of the Centco4 moves toward or apart on two parallel axes and needs only one standard stroke single piston cylinder for actuation. This allows for independent, self-centering clamping via both axes. "Centrifugal force compensation allows for maximum rotational speeds with up to 210 kn of gripping force with optimized lubrication system that saves both time and money in repairs and maintenance," said the spokesperson. Three sizes are available in the power version, including: 210-52, 260-72, 315-92 and 400-112. A variety of synchron high precision jaws are offered with a 1/16th x 90° interface.

For more information contact:

SMW Autoblok

285 Egidi Drive

Wheeling, IL 60090


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