Quick-Change System

MIDACO Corp. (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced a series of Manual Pallet Systems to minimize spindle downtime at lathes and mills, as well as, fourth and fifth axis rotary tables.

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MIDACO Corp. (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced a series of Manual Pallet Systems to minimize spindle downtime at lathes and mills, as well as, fourth and fifth axis rotary tables. It is available in three pallet sizes—8.5” (216 mm), 10” (254 mm) and 12” (305 mm) diameter. The system utilizes a common “receiver” that holds any of these pallets. The pallet system improves productivity by allowing quick change over of parts or fixtures at a variety of applications, including virtually all types of fourth and fifth axis rotary tables, milling machines, lathes, EDM and other machines. It incorporates a unique patented mechanical clamping system that does not require any air, hydraulic or power lines and has a clamping force of 6,500 lbs (2925 kg) and boasts repeatability accuracy of +/- .0001” (+/- .0025 mm). Its overall height is only 3.187” (81 mm) in the clamped position. To maximize safety, the clamp/unclamp handle cannot be removed unless the pallet is in the locked position.