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Finding the Right Balance

"Northfield Precision Instrument is a manufacturer of ultra-precision balance chucks, with chucks that weigh less than half of the competition," said a company spokesperson. "Northfield is also the only chuck supplier recommended by major balance manufacturers."

Northfield's mission is to provide manufacturing companies with accurate workholding solutions through custom manufactured, high quality solutions. Northfield Balancing Chucks are designed to provide high accuracy; high RPM; short hung mass; and fast and accurate changeover.

"When parts rotate without calibration, increased or insufficient pressure occurs, causing errors with the end product," said the spokesperson. "In a high precision environment, even the smallest difference can have a huge impact on the final product. When the fine tolerances have been exceeded, the result can be expensive and time-consuming repairs. With ever increasing speeds used on rotating machinery, balancing is more important than ever. The trademark accuracy and repeatability of Northfield chucks allow customers to take their designs to the next level."

Northfield Precision Instrument designs and manufactures accurate air chucks for any lathe, boring machine, grinder or VMC. Models include through-hole, high-speed and quick-change. Chucks are available in SAE or metric, in sizes from 3" (76 mm) to 18" (457 mm). Accuracies of 0.001" to 0.00001" are guaranteed. Custom workholding chucks and jaws are available and free engineering assistance is offered.

For more information contact:

Northfield Precision Instrument Corp.

4400 Austin Blvd., Box 550

Island Park, NY 11558


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