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Horizontal machining

Machine vices and systems

for horizontal machining

single and multiple clamping systems

mechanically, mechanically/hydraulically or hydraulically operated

max. clamping force:
12 ... 50 kN mechanical, mechanical/hydraulic
20 ... 60 kN hydraulic
sizes: 24 ... 160 mm

Series Data sheet Technical data
TS
TS
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Tower Workholding Systems TS

 

against central jaw or fixed jaw arranged on one side

mechanically operated

jaw widths 100 and 125 mm

with 4 clamping sides

max. clamping force:
TS 100: 25 kN at 55 Nm
TS 125: 40 kN at 115 Nm

43302 TS-TriStar
43302 TS-TriStar
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WS 4.3302 Tower Workholding Systems TS-TriStar

 

clamping against the central fixed jaw

mechanically operated

sizes 80, 100 and 125 mm

with 3 clamping sides

max. clamping force:
TS 80 Tri Star: 20 kN at 45 Nm
TS 100 Tri-Star: 25 kN at 55 Nm
TS 125 Tri-Star: 40 kN at 115 Nm

TS Accessories
TS Accessories
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Accessories for Tower Workholding Systems TS

 

Clamping jaws and jaw openings

Accessories for operation

Accessories for Tower Workholding Systems
TS, TS TriStar and TS Vector

MSH
MSH
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Multiple Workholding Systems MSH

 

clamping against the fixed jaw, mechanically operated

jaw widths 24 to 120 mm

modular design, 3 versions: Premium – EasyClamp – Goliath

max. clamping force:
pull-down modules: 17 .. 40 kN at17 .. 65 Nm
linear clamping modules 15 kN at 30 Nm
length of base modules: 250 .. 750 mm

KNC
KNC
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KNC hydraulic machine vice

 

clamping against the fixed jaw

mechanically/hydraulically operated

sizes 100•125•160 mm

(design Universal)

max. clamping force:
KNC 100: 25 kN
KNC 125: 40 kN
KNC 160: 50 kN

VL
VL
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VL Vario line machine vice

 

clamping against the fixed jaw

mechanically/hydraulically or hydraulically

operated

sizes 100•125•160 mm

max. clamping force:
VL 100 M: 25 kN
VL 125 M: 40 kN
VL 160 M: 50 kN
VL 100 H: 25 kN at 350 bar
VL 125 H: 40 kN at 350 bar
VL 160 H: 60 kN at 350 bar

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figure 1: Tower clamping systems TS with 4 X 90° arrangement
 
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figure 2: Tower clamping systems TS Tri-Star with 3 x 120° arrangement























 
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figure 3: Simple handling with the tower clamping systems TS
 
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figure 4: Multiple clamping systems MSH
 
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figure 5: Modular design of the multiple clamping systems MSH































 
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figure 11: Clamping system KNC























 
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figure 12: Clamping system VarioLine VL
 
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figure 13: Variants of the clamping system VarioLine VL
 

Tower clamping systems TS (figures 1-3)
Series TS: 4 X 90° arrangement, design as monobloc (figure 1)
Series TS Tri-Star: 3 X 120° arrangement, design as monobloc (figure 2)

Application in horizontal machining centres
The tower clamping systems TS are flexible standard fixtures for your production. Whether for small or medium-sized batches, multiple or single clamping: Tower clamping systems TS offer an economical solution. With its 3 x 120° arrangement of the clamping points, the Tri-Star system gives plenty of room for the spindle and the tool. Even extra wide workpieces can be centrally clamped and machined from three sides.

The clamping force is applied mechanically. The use of a torque wrench allows the clamping forces to be adjusted precisely and reproducibly. There is no loss of clamping force when using grip jaws. A high zero-point accuracy and workpiece density is achieved by the central position of the central jaw (fixed jaw).

The 3rd hand function allows the user-friendly loading for all clamping points. An optionally available clamping unit. precisely controlled using a foot switch, keeps both hands free for component handling and enables the operator to position and clamp even heavy workpieces with effortless ease. The version Vector, with 2 lead screws, is particularly suitable for very heavy components.

The tower clamping system TS can be loaded with 4, 8 or 16 workpieces (with floating central jaws). The clamping points can be loaded with differently-sized workpieces. A large practice-oriented range of standard jaws makes the tower clamping system suitable for versatile applications in your production process. The compact spacing of the workpieces reduces the travel distances from one workpiece to the next to a minimum, Superfluous travels
and tool changes are avoided. Effective protection against swarf is ensured by a patented guide and sealing system which ensures many years‘ trouble-free operation of the TS systems.

Special benefits

  • process-safe application of clamping force
  • easy and safe operation
  • flexible use in your production process
  • enhanced economics
  • easy maintenance

Handling (figure 3)
The pneumatic clamping unit greatly improves the operating facility to an unrivalled extent. The operator triggers the clamping and unclamping process by actuating a foot-operated switch. Thus, he can use both hands for handling workpieces, which is especially important in the case of heavy workpieces. The torque for clamping the clamping system TS 125 must not be applied manually. The pneumatic screwdriver which has almost no weight, is suspended from two balancers and can be freely moved. The pneumatic clamping unit combines the reliable and simple mechanical features of the clamping system TS with the user friendliness provided by a hydraulic system.
The clamping system TS can also be used in automated processes. Solutions can be found in the product range "Automation".

Multiple clamping systems MSH (figures 4, 5)
The high-precision multiple clamping system MSH clamps workpieces with identical or different dimensions in small, mid-sized, and large lot sizes. MSH may be used as an individual system or in combination with additional elements (e.g. towers, bridges, base plates, zero point clamping systems) on all machine tools, machining centres and flexible manufacturing systems.

The simple, well thought-out design guarantees safe and user-friendly handling. The modular design allows any extension to suit specific requirements. Short set-up times, minimum machine travel achieved by high workpieces density, reduced tool changes and a high rate of amortisation, these are the economic advantages of using this system.

Special features

  • precise, frictional connection between base and clamping module via fine teeth as well as patented eccentric clamping by means of one fixing screw only
  • rapid set-up without measuring instruments using the scale on the base module and graduation marks on the fixed and clamping module
  • clamping and fixed modules are available in various widths
  • clamping modules with a rear contact surface accurate in size workpieces need not be accommodated "in mirror image"
  • accommodation of a maximum number of workpieces any extension to the base modules is possible
  • exact and repetitive accuracy of the workpiece position alignment or zero point adjustment using the machine spindle is not required


3 designs
Premium, EasyClamp, Goliath

Design Premium

  • highest precision in series
  • all faces grounded
  • tolerance ± 0.01 mm
  • all system parts hardened and corrosion-resistant
  • clamping modules with retaining guide
  • scale on both sides


Design EasyClamp

  • for lower-cost introduction
  • all surfaces fine milled and surface hardened
  • tolerance ± 0.03 mm
  • scale one-sided
  • eccentric lead screw with hexagon socket


Design Goliath

  • clamping modules for high requirements
  • clamping forces up to 40 kN per element
  • additional force absorption with link blocks
  • use at heavy-duty machining


All clamping series are compatible and can be combined with each other!

Clamping system KNC, universal design (figure 11)
For exacting demands on clamping quality
The mechanical-hydraulic force transmission and the lead screw are integrated into the slide body and are fully encapsulated.
Easy, user-friendly manual clamping using the crank handle. 6-stage clamping force selection and angle drive are available as accessories which may be retrofitted.
The steel base with minimum deformation equipped with hardened and ground guideways as well as the linear guide with almost no play of the slide guarantee maximum precision.
The quick adjustment of the clamping ranges is made with socket pins, the use of a gas pressure spring relieves the weight on the clamping slide.
KNC Universal for horizontal, vertical and lateral arrangement, with longitudinal and crosswise keyways 20 H7, reference keyway 20 H7 on the face, threaded mounting holes in the base and gas pressure spring for load relief of the slide in vertical arrangement.
For vertical or lateral applications, the use of support angles or basic bodies is recommended

Special benefits
● very stable base with hardened and ground guideways
● universal use
● easy and quick adjustment of the jaw opening
● wide range of jaws

Designs
jaw widths 100, 125, 160 mm
standard and universal

VarioLine VL (figures 12, 13)
The clamping device can be individually adapted to different distances of travel, to working space, clamping surface and machining task. User-friendly set-up for differently sized workpieces is performed in a jiffy. The use of a pressure gauge (an optional extra) permits exact, continuous clamping force display (important when carrying out rough and finish machining in one operation) and exact clamping force monitoring.
The clamping force can be applied manually using a crank handle (mechanical-hydraulic design) or by means of a hand or foot switch (hydraulic design). VarioLine is suitable for use in both horizontal and vertical machining centres. Direct adaptation to the machine tool is possible using selection parameters.
The standard jaws as well as customer‘s existing special jaws can be used provided that their dimensions fit the HILMA-ROEMHELD standard. This extends the range of applications.

Special benefits

  • adaptation to the machine tool
  • clamping force monitoring = high process safety with pressure gauge
  • individual adaptation to the machining tasks
  • wide range of jaws


Customer-specific selection parameters

  • length of the base
  • hydraulic or mechanical-hydraulic slide
  • clamping force display
  • vertical design
  • positioning slot
  • positioning holes
  • mounting grid
  • angle drive
  • top jaws


Designs
mechanical-hydraulic, manually or hydraulically-operated, for use in semi or fully-automatic operation

Jaw widths 100 mm, 125 mm, 160 mm

 

Accessories for tower clamping systems TS

Clamping jaws

  • reversible step jaw with steps, hardened
  • central jaw with steps, hardened
  • soft block jaw for milling workpiece contours
  • fixed jaw for large clamping range with step, hardened
  • Slim Flex jaw system with adjustable jaw inserts
  • guide plate
  • floating central jaw

Other accessories

  • torque wrench and socket

Details on the accessories for tower clamping systems TS
data sheet TS Accessories

Accessories for multiple clamping system MSH

Clamping jaws

  • spacer jaws
  • formed jaws on request!

Other accessories

  • workpiece supports
  • workpiece stop
  • torque wrench

Details on the accessories for multiple clamping system MSH
data sheet MSH

Accessories for KNC

Clamping jaws

  • precise step bar for reversible step jaw
  • block jaw, hardened
  • block jaw, soft
  • clamping jaw, extra high, with interchangeable insert, hardened
  • clamping jaw, extra high, with interchangeable insert, hardened, various widths, pendulum jaw
  • SlimFlex jaw
  • precision step jaw
  • Vee jaw
  • clamping jaw, extra large
  • QIS base jaw with permanent magnets
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, smooth
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, serrated
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, crowned
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, stepped

Other accessories

  • precision workpiece stop
  • angle drive
  • locking device
  • 6-stage clamping force preselection
  • key blocks DIN 6323
  • set of T-nuts DIN 508
  • clamping claws
  • load cell for regular checks of the clamping force of hydraulic and mechanical clamping systems.

Details on the accessories for the KNC series
data sheet KNC

Accessories for VarioLine VL

Clamping jaws

  • top step jaw
  • top jaw with grip
  • precision step jaw
  • pendulum jaw
  • Vee jaw
  • clamping jaw, soft
  • clamping jaw, extra high
  • clamping jaw, extra large
  • clamping jaw with grip bar
  • QIS base jaw with permanent magnets
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, smooth
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, serrated
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, crowned
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, stepped
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, prismatic
  • QIS interchangeable jaw, soft
  • SlimFex jaws
  • floating central jaws (SMV)

Other accessories

  • precision workpiece stop
  • angle drive
  • 6-stage clamping force preselection
  • load cell for regular checks of the clamping force of hydraulic and mechanical clamping systems.
  • key blocks DIN 6323
  • set of T-nuts DIN 508
  • clamping claws

Details on the accessories for the VL series
data sheet VL

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figure 1: Tower clamping system TS 125 with workpiece-specific special jaws
 
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figure 2: Tower clamping system TS - base tower as high precis bedstop for carrier plates
 
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figure 3: Tower clamping system TS 125 with floating central jaw for 16 workpieces
 
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figure 4: Mechanically-operated triangle clamping tower "TS 100 Tri-Star" for larger components
 
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figure 5: Mechanically-operated multiple clamping system "Goliath 120" used as tower system on a horizontal machining centre
 
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figure 6: Multiple clamping system MSH
 
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figure 10: Clamping system KNC 125
 
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figure 11a: Clamping system KNC with QIS jaws
 
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figure 11b: Clamping system KNC with SlimFlex jaws with movable inserts
 
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figure 11c: Clamping system KNC with stepped jaws for small workpieces
 
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figure 11d: Clamping system KNC with smooth jaws with workpiece contours
 
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figure 11e: Clamping system KNC with SlimFlex jaws for round workpieces
 
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figure 11f: Clamping system KNC with pendulum jaws for clearing of angle errors
 
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figure 12: Series clamping with 17 hydraulic flexible clamping systems "VarioLine VL 125"
 
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figure 13: Simultaneous machining of four differently-sized workpieces with clamping system "VarioLine VL 125"
 
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figure 14: Clamping system "VarioLine VL 125" on a 5-axis machining centre
 
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figure 15: Tower design of four mechanical-hydraulic, flexible clamping systems "VarioLine VL 125"
 
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figure 16: Tower design of four mechanical-hydraulic, flexible clamping systems "VarioLine VL 125" for the simultaneous machining 16 small workpieces
 

Tower clamping system TS 125 (figures 1, 2)
Mechanically-operated square clamping tower "TS 125" with workpiece-specific special jaws for workpieces with irregular contours. The tower clamping system is suitable for clamping of up to 16 workpieces and the simultaneous machining of components with identical and different dimensions in horizontal machining centres. The patented guide and sealing system guarantees maximum process safety, even for complex machining tasks. The aluminium base plate can be adapted to a wide variety of machine pallets. 

Application video:
HILMA Tower clamping System "TS 125"

Tower clamping system TS 125 (figure 3)
Mechanically-operated square clamping tower "TS 125" for use in series production with floating central jaw for 16 workpieces. The machine runtime is considerably increased. The tower clamping system is also suitable for clamping of complex workpiece contours and the simultaneous machining of components with identical and different dimensions in horizontal machining centres. The patented guide and sealing system guarantees maximum process safety, even for complex machining tasks. The aluminium base plate can be adapted to a wide variety of machine pallets.

Tower clamping system TS 100 Tri-Star (figure 4)
Mechanically-operated triangle clamping tower "TS 100 Tri-Star" for larger components. The clamping system offers the optimum accessibility for the 3-side machining in horizontal machining centres. The tower clamping system is also suitable for clamping of complex workpiece contours and the simultaneous machining of up to 12 workpieces with identical and different dimensions in horizontal machining centres. The programmable zero points at the clamping tower are the same as for the 4-side clamping towers, also the clamping jaws are absolutely compatible. The patented guide and sealing system guarantees maximum process safety, even for complex machining tasks. The aluminium base plate can be adapted to a wide variety of machine pallets.

 

 

Multiple clamping systems MSH (figure 5)
The mechanically-operated multiple clamping system "Goliath 120" used as tower system on a horizontal machining centre. The figure shows valve blocks machined in the first and second set-up. By means of the additional support bolts mounted below the workpieces, the user friendliness for clamping and unclamping is increased. For clamping of workpieces with different dimensions, clamping modules can be inserted or removed. Coatings in the clamping surfaces adapted to the specific task increase the process safety by compensating the machining forces. The modular design of the clamping systems MSH allows the optimum utilization of the travel paths within the machine.

 

 

Multiple clamping systems MSH (figure 6)
Two mechanically-operated multiple clamping systems built on a reversible clamping system in a vertical machining centre. Clamped are two times three workpieces, in the first and second set-up. The modular design of the clamping systems MSH allows the optimum utilization of the travel paths within the machine.

 

 

KNC 125 ( figures 10, 11a to 11f)
The mechanical-hydraulic machine vice "KNC125" with a jaw width of 125 millimetres is used where flexibility and highest precision are required. The "KNC125" has a clamping force of 40 kN and a jaw opening from 0 to 354 millimetres using standard reversible jaws. Quick adjustment of the clamping range using socket pins. Alternatively numerous other standard clamping jaws can be used. Machine vices of the "KNC" series can be used – as shown - on vertical machining centres as well as on horizontal machining centres. Also the use on 5-axis machining centres with extra high clamping jaws is possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VarioLine VL 125 (figures 12, 13)
figure 12: Series clamping with 17 hydraulic flexible clamping systems "VarioLine VL 125" on a long-bed machine. The clamping systems are mounted on bases. This will improve the accessibility of the work spindle to the workpiece, and the clamping systems can be individually positioned on the machine table.
figure 13: The figure shows the simultaneous machining of four differently-sized workpieces. The first workpiece in the front of the figure is clamped with top jaws, that allow the extension of the clamping range of the "VL 125" to up to 721 millimetres. Quick adjustment of the clamping range by socket pins. The shown clamping systems are equipped with the angular drive, available as accessory, that facilitates unclamping and clamping and reduces the set-up time.