Workholding Products

Kurt’s (Minneapolis, MN) HDM 690 Vise features a full 9-inch jaw opening that clamps larger parts with repeatable 0.001 inch accuracy and minimal stationary jaw deflection.

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Kurt’s (Minneapolis, MN) HDM 690 Vise features a full 9-inch jaw opening that clamps larger parts with repeatable 0.001 inch accuracy and minimal stationary jaw deflection. Features include a rigid stationary jaw with top-down bolting, tall body design to reduce deflection, high precision roller bearings, and specially hardened vise screw mechanism.

This vise distributes clamping force evenly and precisely across the full jaw surface. The AngLock spherical segment in the moveable jaw reduces jaw lift. The pull-type body design reduces stress in the 80,000-PSI ductile iron body, resulting in more accurate clamping.

The company’s automatic workholding fixtures increase production levels with consistent quality and without adding labor content. These custom fixtures load/unload parts with a robot arm. These fixtures have pre-load features that center and clamp parts securely. Pressure and proximity sensors communicate wirelessly with the robot and machining center. Workholding setups can be designed for 24/7 operation so as not to require operator interaction with the system. Kurt has capabilities for designing and building automated cells that include assembly and gaging functions to form a complete system.

Another workholding option for improving productivity and precision is the Leader MultiChuck MMY product line, which consists of two and three jaw manual self-centering static workholding modules, in four sizes from 80mm to 150mm. They are ideal for use on machining centers, milling machines and grinders.