MACH 2000: WORKHOLDING & WORKHANDLING

Kitagawa Europe: Stand 5437

Live demonstration of Kitagawa’s ability to develop custom-engineered workholding set-ups will be highlighted on the the company’s stand at MACH 2000. Through `Dr Gary’s Workholding Surgery’, visitors will be invited to bring along examples of their own problem components – either as physical samples or engineering drawings – to challenge his capabilities.

After importing relevant component information on his CAD system, Gary Morgan will then map the 3D part over standard Kitagawa workholding components to identify preferred location points and potential material clashes. The information will then be used to develop a tailored workholding solution which the customer can take away on a fully specified and costed proposal.

Leader Chuck Systems: Stand 4463

New quick-change top jaws for the Delta chuck, ideal for holding delicate and thin-walled components, will be among the many Leader Chuck Systems products on display.

With an ultra-efficient base jaw and lever system, Delta boasts a novel design of master jaw slideways to ensure excellent grip, stability and accuracy in high-speed applications.

When Delta, billed as a state-of-the-art workholding system for the 21st century, is coupled to a pressure-reducing Vario cylinder the gripping forces can be relaxed automatically during the machine cycle without stopping the spindle.

Ringspann UK: Stand 4008

Ringspann will be exhibiting its comprehensive range of precision workholding and clamping devices at this year’s show. Featured will be the company’s range of discs and shallow-tapered rings of specially hardened spring steel, which, slotted alternately from inside and outside, offer highly flexible and accurate clamping.

Glidebush collet mandrels will also be on display, along with a wide range of Ringspann hydraulic mandrels, diaphragm, pull back finger and pitch- line chucks.

System 3R UK: Stand 5866

System 3R will unveil its WorkMaster robot on its stand at MACH 2000. This versatile robot can serve two different types of machines simultaneously and can be programmed for fast, effective random selection and loading.

WorkMaster is an entirely new concept for managing workpieces and tools. It has a separate changer unit to handle both large and small pallets from System R’s range. The changer can be fitted with one or more rotary magazines or multi-rack bookshelf type magazines.

Wixroyd Productivity Systems: Stand 4110

Interaction is the key to Wixroyd’s stand at MACH 2000. On display for the first time are some of the 200 new products launched recently by the company. There will be widgets and gadgets to fiddle and interact with, including a vast range of spring plungers, ball lock pins, lifting pins, thrust screws, T-nuts, knobs and grippers.