Zero Clamp

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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.

Highest degree of accuracy
Repeat accuracy of less than 2.5 μm.

Simple logistics
Just one type of clamping stud.

The key benefit
Thermal symmetry.

No tilting
Uncomplicated joining and removing.

One system for the entire process chain
Milling, turning, right up to quality assurance.

Zero Clamp Use Scenarios

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Milling

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).

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Turning

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.

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Quality Testing

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.

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Spark Erosion

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

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Difficult compensation for thermal expansion

The hyperstatic interface ensures axial face contact and zero radial clearance.

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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.