Workholding system Masa over-grip collets get a grip on small parts

Source: Floyd Automation

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Now available from Floyd Automatic Tooling is the expanded range of Masa Microconic over-grip spindle collets. These collets offer precise and stable clamping of small workpieces in the sub-spindle of sliding head machines.

The F15 and F16 MASA Collets from Floyd Automatic.
The F15 and F16 MASA Collets from Floyd Automatic.
(Source: Floyd Automatic)

Until now, the Masa over-grip Collets from Floyd Automation have been specified primarily on 20 and 32 mm capacity sliding head machines. Now, the manufacturer has expand the series to cater for users working on 10 and 12 mm diameter capacity machines. This workholding system consists of a cartridge and precision collet. The over-grip collet fits inside a cartridge and is accurately adjusted before it is fitted directly into the existing collet sleeve with no machine adaptations required. The patented over-grip collets can open up to 4 mm larger than the clamping diameter and also incorporate an ejection guide sleeve blank. This helps the end user to solve the difficulty of ejecting parts from the collets after machining. This allows manufacturers to reach behind flanges, parts with heads or any other enlarged feature.

Ideal for processing parts with stepped features such as connectors, screws or other common components, the over-clamp system can clamp over the protruding features and securely clamp on the main body of components. The collets are available with clamping diameters from 0.2 mm to 10 mm, meaning the most fragile of parts can be clamped safely and precisely. With concentricity between 3 to 5 microns, the Masa Microconic System is ideal for high-precision machining.

Previously, the system was available with F20, F25 and F37 style collets and this has been expanded over time. Now, the system is offered with F15 and F16 to deliver high-precision clamping for challenging components. The F15 M5 cartridge works in synergy with most 10 to 16 mm capacity machine tools from manufacturers like Star Citizen, Tsugami and Maier whilst the F16 M5 variant is perfect for other machine tool brands such as Citizen, Hanwha, Tornos and Nexturn to name a few.

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