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  • SMW Autoblok Prepares All-Star Lineup for IMTS 2018

    IMTS2018The SMW Autoblok headquarters is buzzing with activity as we prepare for IMTS 2018. The action all happens at McCormick Place in Chicago on September 10 – 15. Plus we’re pumped about our new and more prominent location in the West Hall, Booth# 431700.

    We will be welcoming visitors and giving demonstrations in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Whatever the language, though, there will definitely be a lot to talk about. Here’s a little preview of some of the innovations that will be highlighted on our show floor this year.

    Precision Vises

    Want to reduce the waste of raw materials and minimize deformation? Check out our GENIUS and SINTEX precision vises for 5-axis machine tools. Both feature our patented SinterGrip technology, which requires only 3.5mm of clamping surface. A series of solid carbide serrated inserts grip the workpiece securely. This allows higher cutting speed and feed rates for increased metal removal rates.

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    Zero Point Clamping
    Looking for maximum grip during heavy duty machining applications? Be sure to see the APS (Automatic Positioning System) at IMTS. The APS Zero Point Clamping System is a universal connection between the machine tool, the clamping device and/or the workpiece. It locks into position by lining up pins on the clamping device or the workpiece with holes on the chuck. When joined, the combination is automatically positioned to the zero point. The APS can be used for turning, milling, measuring or grinding.

    One-of-a-kind Chucksbp-d_bp-m

    Need a sealed chuck with a large through hole? The BP Series Chuck is the only one of its kind in the industry. BP Chucks combine the flexibility of a standard open center power chuck with the long life and precision of our Proofline® sealed chucks, making it ideal for bar and bar stock clamping as well as shaft clamping. Their constant grip force allows for excellent repeatability and consistency, whereas non-sealed chucks can lose up to 50% of the grip force if not maintained properly. Sealed chucks require minimal maintenance intervention to provide premium performance.

    These devices are only the high points. Make sure to add SMW Autoblok to your MyShow Planner and visit us at IMTS in Booth# 431700 for a complete workholding experience.

  • These Proofline® Chucks Shrug Off Harsh Operating Environments

    Some chucks just can't cope when the going gets grungy. You know the type of job - dry bp-d_bp-mmachining of castings and forgings; or when high-pressure coolant is used. Nasty stuff! These kinds of conditions usually mean long periods of downtime for maintenance and reduced productivity as debris builds up quickly on internal components. But don't lose sleep (or money) when the chips fly and swarf gums up the work. We have some outstanding players from our Proofline® Series (models AP, BP and NT) that are much better suited for extreme environments than the products that come standard with your CNC Machines.

    Extra Tough Chucks for Every Application

    What kind of machining do you do? Since there is no such thing as a “standard” application, we apm_mainoffer a wide range of sealed workholding that are perfect for dirty jobs so you can select the one that best fits your unique requirements. They all come in a variety of master jaw options, including tongue & groove (C), metric serration (M) or inch serration (D).

    AP chucks are ideal for mid to large batch production applications. BP style chucks have a through hole, which makes them ideal for general use on standard lathes. NT chucks feature centrifugal force compensation, making them particularly well suited for high speed machining and/or for fragile parts or thin walled components.

    Like all of our Proofline® Series, these chucks come to your plant fully sealed to keep out even the worst grime, dirt and abrasive swarf. Unlike standard workholding, these rugged chucks soldier on with limited wear in the toughest conditions while maintaining consistent clamping forces and high repeatability.

    ntc_mainNo More Stop & Lube

    Standard chucks need to be maintained every day, sometimes even at the beginning of each shift! Often, maintenance is skipped altogether, leading to a loss of grip and subsequent productivity and quality. All Proofline® Series workholding only need to be serviced once every 1,000 working hours. Imagine that time savings each and every day! That’s money in the bank!

    Unmatched Value

    Proofline® Series Chucks are the most advanced products on the market, not only offering low maintenance and long life, but unmatched accuracy, speed, safety and reliability. While the competition still has nothing like them, we have had sealed products in our catalog since 2003.

    If harsh conditions are wearing out your workholding faster than you would like, step up to one of our Proofline® models. If you’d like additional information, please contact us.

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