5th Axis - Workholding Evolved
5th Axis products are high quality and designed to improve machine shop productivity.
Here are some ways:
- Increase pallet load
- Speed up job changes
- Decrease machine idle time
- Better access to the work piece
- Reduce Number of Operations
- Hold jobs with less
5th Axis prefers uses of dovetails as the method of holding. They use a 45° dovetail which gives equal down and inforce, holding jobs more stable than any other workholding method.
Vises feature jaws that have both serration (for softer materials < 35 HRC) and dovetails. They have 13microns of repeatability and max clamping force of 22.2 kN. They have a nice low profile design making machining of5 sides of a workpiece easy. Compared to a traditional vise not as much material is required to be clamped in orderto stay steady, so more of a work piece is machinable. Jaws are reversable, and vises can be direct mounted or be used with either 52mm or 96mm RockLock. Softjaws are available, as well as a built-in work piece stopper.
Dovetail Top tooling gives awesome holding power with a tiny foot print. This is perfect for 4 & 5 axis machining where access to the workpiece is a priority.
Bases include standard pallets, raised pallets, tombstones and pyramids. Most of these can be combinedtogether with the 52mm / 96mm RockLock system. This gives a huge amount of flexibility to help maximise yourproductivity no matter the job.
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