Kurt Reduced-sized versions of 5-axis vise target small parts
The self-centering design provides a range of advantages, according to the supplier.
Kurt has expanded its 5-axis vice line with the addition of two Max Lock models. These are smaller models with a 2-half-inch (12.7mm) and a 4-half-inch jaw width in addition to the present 4-inch (101.6mm) jaw width model.
The supplier said the smaller models are designed for precision small part machining and are ideal for clamping parts for continuous 5-axis cutting motion of complex pockets, sculptured and contoured surfaces, or intricate 3D features with repeatable high precision. The self-centring design together with the Anglock-feature reduce part lift to a minimum by pulling parts down and holding them with maximum rigidity for close tolerance repeatability in all axes, Kurt added.
The self-centring vice models clamp both OD and ID and feature an adjustable centre line. Moreover, their tall jaws are said to provide increased spindle clearance and are machinable to include a “step” for eliminating the need for parallels, according to the supplier.