Compensating collet chuck

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January 29, 2020

The Quick Change Compensating Collet Chuck for machining shafts between centers features a pullback design with a floating collet seat and incorporates a mounting in the ID of the chuck body for centers or other types of locators.

The floating collet seat design, together with vulcanized quick-change collets, allows the collet to compensate up to 1.5mm (0.06"). The floating collet seat is sealed, and the chuck is lubricated for life, requiring minimal maintenance.

The chuck’s compact OD and short overall length provides greater rigidity and tool clearance. The chuck generates a maximum clamping force of 84kN (18,884 lb) and is rated for spindle speeds up to 6,000rpm.

All components are made from precision-ground, hardened alloy steel for high accuracy and long-term performance.

MicroCentric Corp.

3D scanner for small, complex parts

ATOS 5 for Airfoil measures parts from 100mm x 70mm x 70mm to 400mm x 300mm x 300mm. It is suited for inspecting aerospace turbine components such as blades, blisks, and air-conducting structures with complex-shaped edges and surfaces that have been a challenge for 3D digitization. The ATOS 5 for Airfoil sensor can be used during maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). ATOS scanners also work in automated applications.

With a robust design, protected optics, encapsulated electronics, and a self-monitoring sensor, the measuring systems can withstand harsh industrial environments.

ATOS Professional and GOM Inspect Professional software ease analysis of demanding edge geometries.

ATOS 5 scanners offer high digitizing speed and high-precision measuring data, allowing a turbine blade to be completely digitized in 3 minutes, a complete blisk in about an hour. The resulting point cloud can be directly compared in the GOM software using a surface comparison with the CAD model or data from previous measurements.

GOM Americas Inc.

Servo-driven CNC mills

The 1100MX and 770MX are servo-driven versions of the 1100M and 770M mills introduced in 2018.

The MX series feature an added spindle encoder for rigid tapping, a BT-30 spindle, and servos for the X-, Y-, and Z-axis. The servos provide faster performance, with maximum speeds up to 10,000rpm and feed rates as much as 2.5x to 3x faster than M series machines.

A PathPilot operator console upgrade is available, allowing users to operate M or MX machines via a touchscreen. Built-in hardware knobs for feed and speed overrides and a durable handheld jog pendant provide precise, manual machine positioning.

The 1100MX and 770MX can cut stainless steel, titanium, and pre-hardened tool steel, with higher power and faster speeds than M series machines.

Tormach Inc.