Zero Point Clamping System
The ZERO CLAMP zero point clamping system is the modern alternative to the conventional T-slot table: Drastically reduces the setup times and increases your machine capacity.
Zero Clamp Use Scenarios
Direct clamping of the component onto a base unit. Holes as sockets for the clamping studs are specified at the design stage. Components can be changed quickly and accurately (across all machines).
In the case of turning operations as well, the productivity increases are used to best advantage with pre-balanced base units. Maximum safety with high forces thanks to additional retaining elements.
There are also setup and non-productive times during measuring which can be reduced. Furthermore, the machining process can be interrupted for intermediate measurements on the measuring machine (the clamping studs are not removed for this purpose) before continuing with the process.
Functions reliably even under water or in dielectric. The base units are equipped with special drain holes so that the water can escape when the pots are opened.
ZERO CLAMP thermal symmetry and accuracy
Difficult compensation for thermal expansion
The hyperstatic interface ensures axial face contact and zero radial clearance.
Thermal symmetry - Even expansion
Fixed zero point in the center of the table.
Compensation for thermal expansion always symmetrical about the center axis.
Fixed zero point in the center of the table: Pitch errors can be compensated up to ±0.05 mm per clamping pot.