Germany – Erowa’s recently released Erowa ITS 50 Electrode Holder C is claimed to provide high levels of protection against contamination of Erowa chucks during production, whether the potential contaminants are from copper chips, graphite dust or fine HSC chips.
Erowa chucks are all equipped with a special sealing ring. The ITS 50 holder C models have a sealing plate, located below the centering plate. According to the company, when the ITS 50 holder C is positioned and clamped in the chuck, the sealing plate pushes the holder onto the sealing ring and forms a positive seal. The product is suitable for new machinery and for retrofitting onto existing equipment. The holders are designed for automated handling with an Erowa robot. The gripper groove around their circumference allows the robot to pick up the holders using an appropriate gripper, which fits all common Erowa robots, the company said.