EMO Milano 2015 Fully automated quick-change system minimises set-up times
Germany – Changing jaws in less than five seconds while maintaining process reliability is possible with the retrofittable Schunk Pronto quick-change system, the clamping technology supplier says.
The clamping system consists of special supporting jaws that can be combined with different quick-change inserts. These inserts are said to allow expansion of the clamping diameter by up to 55 mm for soft jaws, and by up to 45 mm for claw jaws, without having to move the base jaw. All that is necessary for fast jaw change is to loosen the interchangeable insert with an Allen key, remove the insert and replace it with another one, Schunk explains. Another outstanding feature is the jaw change repeatability of 0.02 mm.