Two-Station Vises Maximize Workholding Productivity

Designed to maximize workholding productivity, Kurt’s HD and HDL two-station vises can clamp parts of the same or dissimilar size, and can perform first and secondary operations simultaneously.

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Designed to maximize workholding productivity, Kurt’s HD and HDL two-station vises can clamp parts of the same or dissimilar size, and can perform first and secondary operations simultaneously. They are said to offer faster setups, larger workholding capacity, greater flexibility and increased precision to handle a range of part configurations.

The vices also feature quick-change jaws and fewer components for faster job change-overs. With a half-turn of a hex key, the stationary jaw lifts off the vise, then it resets and self-aligns quickly without special tools. A spring preload design ensures fast and easy loading of parts.

With repeatable clamping to 0.0002", the rigid HDL vise delivers as much as 7,460 lbs of clamping force at 70 lbs of torque. It is designed on an 80,000-psi ductile iron body with precision-machined steel components, and has a 4" opening (6” vise) in each station using Kurt’s standard hard-jaw system. The manual model easily converts to hydraulic operation using a conversion kit.

The HD and HDL series are also available in Cluster Tower models that achieve workpiece immobility while damping cutter induced vibration. These tower designs are well-suited for horizontal or vertical machining centers with indexable tables.