Compact 5-axis milling chucks
West Boylston, Massachusetts – Emuge Corp., manufacturer of high-performance taps, thread mills, drills, end mills, and other rotary tools, has expanded its line of FPC Milling/ Drilling Chucks products to include Slim Line models that are designed to enhance 5-axis machining productivity and versatility. Available in the 1/8" to 9/16" (2mm to 14mm) size range (FPC14), the compact, slim design with tapered shape enables easier access to the work, especially in confined areas and for challenging angles.
“As workpiece complexity grows and 5-axis machining prevalence increases, innovative solutions in tool holding such as our new FPC Slim Line Chucks, help maximize machining productivity while reducing cycle times, downtime, and allowing for improved holder clearance conditions,” said Dan Doiron, Milling Products manager.
FPC Mill/ Drill Chucks provide rigidity, vibration dampening, concentricity, machining speed, and tool life versus conventional chuck technologies for milling and drilling applications.
Featuring a chuck with a 1:16 worm gear, the Emuge FPC Chuck delivers three tons of traction force. The design and body provide holding power for maximum rigidity, and the collet-cone assembly absorbs vibration for maximum dampening.
Emuge FPC Chucks are available in five shank styles (CAT, HSK-A, SK, BT, and PSC) in 68 different SKUs for a wide range of applications. A full range of high precision collets and accessories are also available for the FPC line. Emuge FPC Collets are available in three size ranges (FPC 14, FPC 20 and FPC 25) in more than 110 different SKUs, from 1/8" to 1-1/4" and in metric from 2mm to 32 mm.
• 400 N-m torque transfer on a 20mm tool shank diameter
• 3 X D tool length
• ≤ 3µm concentricity for long tool life, quality surface finish
• Mechanical-drive chuck; hex wrench for quick tool changes
• Holder design reduces vibration, improves workpiece surface finishes
• Clamping force prevents pull-out
FPC Chucks are fast. In a speed comparison with four chuck technologies, using a 20mm end mill in the same material, the Emuge FPC Chuck enabled the feed rate to be increased by 30% with no loss in performance.