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5-axis machining

Machine vices

for 5-axis machining

mechanically or hydraulically operated

clamping against the fixed jaw or concentric clamping

max. clamping force:
7,5 ... 40 kN mechanical
15 ... 37,5 kN hydraulic
sizes: 40 ... 125 mm

Series Data sheet Technical data
MC-P-Balance
MC-P-Balance
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WS 5.4503 Workholding Systems MC-P Z Balance

 

position flexible

mechanically operated

jaw widths 60, 100 and 125 mm

max. clamping force:
MC-P 60 ZB:   15 kN at  60 Nm
MC-P 100 ZB: 25 kN at  90 Nm
MC-P 125 ZB: 40 kN at 180 Nm

MC-P concentric
MC-P concentric
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WS 5.4502 Workholding Systems MC-P Z

 

concentric clamping

mechanically or hydraulically operated

jaw widths 40, 60, 100 and 125 mm

max. clamping force:
MC-P 40 Z:     7,5 kN at  23 Nm
MC-P 60 Z:      15 kN at  60 Nm
MC-P 60 ZH:    10 kN at 320 bar
MC-P 100 Z:    25 kN at  90 Nm
MC-P 100 ZH:  20 kN at 270 bar
MC-P 125 Z:    40 kN at 180 Nm
MC-P 125 ZH:  35 kN at 270 bar
MC-P 125 Z Compact: 40 kN at 180 Nm

MC-P fixed jaw
MC-P fixed jaw
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WS 5.4501 Workholding Systems MC-P

 

clamping against the fixed jaw

mechanically operated

jaw widths 40, 60, 100 and 125 mm

max. clamping force:
MC-P 40:   7,5 kN at  23 Nm
MC-P 60:    15 kN at  60 Nm
MC-P 100:  25 kN at  90 Nm
MC-P 125:  40 kN at 180 Nm

MC-P Accessories
MC-P Accessories
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WS 5.450Z Accessories for Workholding Systems MC-P

 

Clamping jaws and jaw inserts,

accessories for mounting, positioning and operation



SCS
SCS
 
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WS 5.4600 Workholding Systems SCS

 

clamping against the fixed jaw

mechanically or hydraulically operated

jaw widths 80 and 120 mm

max. clamping force:
SCS 80:   25 kN at 60 Nm
SCS 120: 40 kN at 100 Nm
SCS 80 H:   21 kN at 300 bar
SCS 120 H: 37,5 kN at 300 bar

SCS accessories
SCS accessories
 
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WS 5.460Z Accessories for Workholding Systems SCS

 

Clamping jaws and accessories for mounting, positioning and operation

PC-80
PC-80
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Workholding Systems PC 80

 

 

mechanically operated

clamping against the fixed jaw or concentric clamping

jaw width 80 mm

max. clamping force:
PC 80 F: 20 kN at 60 Nm
PC 80 Z: 20 kN at 60 Nm

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figure 1: Clamping system MC on a 5-axis machining centre












 
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figure 2: Workholding System MC-P, Clamping against the Fixed Jaw
 
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figure 3: Workholding System MC-P Z, Concentric Clamping
 
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figure 3: Workholding System MC-P Z Balance, Position Flexible Clamping






























 
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figure 7: Clamping system SCS






















 
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figure 8: Workholding System
PC80 F – clamping against fixed jaw
 
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figure 9: Workholding System PC80 Z – concentric clamping jaw
 

Clamping systems for 5-axis machining (figure 1)
Collision-free tool paths are the basic prerequisites for effective production on 5-axis machining centres. The clamping systems MC and SCS are especially developed for this request. In conjunction with the QUINTUS rapid change block, the free space for spindle and tool will be further increased.

The encapsulated lead screw area protects all movable components against the penetration of swarf. Due to the absence of a force transmission, there is no risk of a clamping force loss when using grip jaws. The hydraulic variants are also suitable for automated processes. The compact design allows the use of standard tools. This saves money and the investment in clamping technology pays for itself quickly.

The correct clamping jaws for the desired machining task round off the product range: grip jaws, pendulum jaws, step jaws, soft jaws and Vee jaws.

Completely new possibilities of workpiece clamping are achieved by innovative coatings of our clamping jaws.

Clamping system MC-P (figure 2, 3 and 4)
Workholding systems of the MC-P series excel by a very compact design and their patented segment design.
Thanks to the adjusting spindle arranged in the upper part of the housing, deformation in the base during clamping is reduced to a minimum.
Thus, a high rigidity of the workholding system is obtained.
The patented segment design ensures a high degree of precision and stability. The guiding clearance is reduced to nearly zero.
All essential components are made of hardened steel.
The workholding systems MC-P 100 / 125 are already prepared for the use on zero point clamping systems. For this purpose, there are location threads for retractable nipples at the bottom side of the housing.
For workholding systems MC-P, a wide range of clamping jaws is available (see data sheet WS 5.450-Z).

Advantages

  • patented segment design
  • compact design
  • high precision and accuracy of the manufactured workpieces by high rigidity
  • high zero-point stability
  • sturdy design and good swarf protection
  • large jaw openings
  • extensive range of jaws
  • clamping of raw and finished parts without retrofitting
  • easy to maintain 


Designs

position flexible clamping with mechanical operation
jaw widths 60, 100 and 125 mm

concentric clamping with mechanical operation
jaw widths 40, 60, 100 and 125 mm

concentric clamping with hydraulic operation, double acting
jaw width 60, 100 and 125 mm

clamping against fixed jaw with mechanical operation
jaw widths 40, 60, 100 and 125 mm

Function "position flexible clamping"
The position flexible workholding system MC-P Z Balance has a floating clamping point (with released locking). After operation of the clamping spindle, first the two clamping slides concentrically approach the workpiece. When the first clamping jaw has reached the workpiece, only the second clamping bar will be moved until both clamping jaws are in contact with the workpiece. Only then, the desired clamping force will be introduced into the workpiece using a torque wrench. Subsequently, the clamping position is fixed with the locking spindle.
The adaptation of the clamping point to the workpiece position will prevent a deformation of the workpiece.

Clamping system SCS (figure 7)
The clamping systems of the series SCS are particularly suitable for use on 5-axis machining centres. Thanks to the compact design, the risk of collisions of the machine spindle with the clamping system is minimised. An improved accessibility to small workpieces is achieved by moving the fixed jaw.

The combined use of clamping systems of the series SCS and the rapid change block Quintus provides additional benefits: On the one hand the important distance to the machine table is created, on the other hand setups can be transferred from internal to external and thus the machine running time can be prolonged. This is made by creating a defined interface for the quick change to other clamping systems, for example on three-jaw chucks.
The extensive range of jaws allows the use of the SCS clamping systems for a multitude of machining operations. The clamping systems of the series SCS is available as a mechanical or hydraulic system, depending on the requirements.

Special benefits
● collision-free tool paths
● good protection against swarf by covered lead screw and guideway
● easy clamping with torque wrench or hydraulically
● Flexible applications, extensive accessories and range of clamping jaws


Designs
jaw widths 80 and 120 mm
mechanically or hydraulically operated

Clamping system PC (figure 8 and 9)
For the automation of workpieces, more and more pallet storage units are used that are connected to the machine tool. For the production of small or medium-sized series, pallets are often equipped with mechanically-operated machine vices.
The pallet clamps (clamping jaws with a grip texture) are the elements to choose. Clamping is made concentrically or against fixed jaw; they are of simple design.
The clamping systems PC are the low-cost introduction to the 5-axis machining.

Special benefits
● collision-free tool paths
● simple design
● low acquisition costs

Designs
jaw width 80 mm
mechanically operated
with fixed jaw or concentric

 
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figure 1: Rapid change block QUINTUS with mechanical zero point clamping system
 
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figure 2: Rapid change block QUINTUS without mechanical zero point clamping system
 

QUINTUS rapid change block
The QUINTUS rapid change block provides the optimum interface for your machine tool. A mechanical zero point clamping system (figure 1) allows rapid and precise changing of different clamping systems taking account of the zero point. A further benefit results from the additional elevation of the clamping system on the machine table. The systems Quintus are ground in the height and hardened all-round.
When the clamping system is not changed on the machine table, we recommend the system Quintus without mechanical zero point clamping system (figure 2).

This means that machining tasks can be prepared externally and can then be changed without long machine downtimes. Handling is made easier and set-up and production costs are reduced. For cost-conscious users, we offer a version without zero point clamping system.

Special benefits

  • quick and zero-point precise setup
  • collision-free tool paths
  • mechanical integrated zero point clamping system
  • increased flexibility and increased machine running times
  • 3 sizes in 2 variants for the series MC and SCS

see data sheet Quintus

 

Accessories for Workholding Systems MC-P
Clamping jaws and jaw inserts,
accessories for mounting, positioning and operation

see data sheet WS 5.450Z

 

 

Accessories for SCS
Clamping jaws

  • precision step reversible jaws
  • special grip jaws
  • soft jaw for milling workpiece contours

Hydraulic power units for all hydraulically-operated clamping systems on request.

Jaw Inserts for Clamping Jaws
Technical Information

see data sheet WS 12-SE

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figure 1: Mechanical clamping system "MC 100 Z" concentric, mounted on a rapid change block "Quintus 2"
 
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figure 2: 2 hydraulically operated "MC 60 H" on a reversible clamping system
 
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figure 3: 2 mechanical clamping systems "MC 100 Z"
 
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figure 4: 3 hydraulically-operated clamping systems "SCS 120 H" on a 5-axis machining centre
 
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figure 5: 4 hydraulic clamping system "SCS 120 H" arranged star-shaped on a change pallet
 

Application example 1 (figure 1)
Mini clamp MC 100 Z / Quintus 2
The mechanical clamping system "MC 100 Z" concentric, mounted on a rapid change block "Quintus 2": Even complex workpieces are optimally accessible for the 5-side machining, short standard tools can be used without any problems and promise high precision even in complex operations. Tooling costs are reduced. The rapid change block Quintus allows the external setup. The result is less machine down time and increased efficiency of the entire system.

 

 

 

 

Application example 2 (figure 2)
Mini clamp MC 60 H
Two hydraulically operated "MC 60 H" on a reversible clamping system with workpiece-specific clamping jaws for 4-axis complete machining. The hydraulic lines are directly in the base plates of the "MC 60 H".

Application example 3 (figure 3)
Mini clamp MC 100 Z
Two mechanical clamping systems "MC 100 Z" position and clamp the workpiece, which has been machined from a block in one set-up from five sides. Thanks to the low clamping edge, the workpiece can be nearly completely machined, so that the material is effectively used. The rapid change block Quintus provides the necessary degree of freedom on the machine table. Optimally designed clamping jaws also increase the process safety for this complex machining task.

Application example 4 (figure 4):
Super compact clamp SCS 120 H
Three hydraulically-operated clamping systems "SCS 120 H" on a 5-axis machining centre. The structure is flexible on a common base plate, the individual systems can be adapted by simple movement to different workpiece dimensions. The shown system uses special jaws with hard-metal coating, Clamping and unclamping are made by a valve with turning knob, alternatively, operation can be effected by foot switch or by the machine control. The connection to the machine hydraulics allows the program-controlled regulation of the clamping force.

Application example 5 (figure 5)
Super compact clamp SCS 120 H
The use of four hydraulic clamping system "SCS 120 H" arranged star-shaped on a change pallet for machining on a 5-axis machine. The shown system uses special jaws with hard-metal coating, Clamping and unclamping are made by a valve with turning knob, alternatively, operation can be effected by foot switch or by the machine control. The hydraulic system is supplied with pressure oil through deep-hole drilled channels in the base plate.