Rotary table workholding with automated hydraulic clamping

Rotary table workholding with automated hydraulic clamping

March 26, 2019

Kurt Workholding

Minneapolis, Minnesota – The Kurt Rotary Table Workholding System is newly designed using the Kurt DX6 CrossOver hydraulic vise with a trunnion mounted onto a 4th-axis rotary table. The system uses double-acting hydraulics for automated part loading and unloading via a robotic system. Additionally, the system can be used for manual part loading and unloading.

The system is suitable for 3-axis vertical machining centers and provides three-side access to the part to be machined. The addition of the Kurt system allows more complex machining and contouring work to be accomplished.

The DX6 CrossOver Hydraulic Vise is manufactured to the flatness, parallelism, and strength needed for critical high-precision machining. The vise’s high clamping force keep workpieces rigid as they are machined on each side. The vise features a 1/4" jaw stroke, and the vise body also provides chip evacuation straight through the body at sides and end to prevent chip build-up.

Additional DX6 CrossOver hydraulic vise features:
- GrooveLock jaw plate, workstop for convenient part positioning
- Larger, stronger bearing pack for increased durability, longer life
- New brush seal design for easier removal or replacement in the nut
- 80,000psi ductile iron body, nut, movable jaw
- Semi-hard steel screw, hardened vise bed, jaw plates

These systems are produced by Kurt Custom Engineered Workholding and designed to exact specification and application requirements. Many options are available.