The patented workholding systems of the series HILMA MC-P are highly versatile due to numerous variants and an extensive range of accessories. They excel by high stability and precision with very good accessibility and comprehensive swarf protection. There are versions for concentric clamping, clamping against a fixed jaw or position flexible clamping as well as mechanically or hydraulically operated variants. Types with a jaw width between 40 mm and 125 mm, maximum clamping forces from 8 kN to 35 kN and a large selection of jaw openings up to 6-400 mm are on offer.
Thanks to the compact design, collision-free tool paths and the use of short standard tools in 5-axis machining are possible. A further advantage for the user is the option to clamp workpieces for clamping cycle 1 and 2 in one system. Raw and finished parts can be machined without retrofitting. Due to the good swarf protection, the workholding systems are particularly suitable for the use in pallet systems.
Besides 5-axis machining and concentric clamping, the position flexible version MC-P Z Balance is suitable for individual or series clamping of bars, rails, profiles, guide rails or housings. The compensating function avoids deformation during clamping of delicate or long components so that a precise and process-safe manufacturing is guaranteed. Also workpieces that are fixed by internal contours or positioning elements can be clamped concentrically.
A comprehensive range of jaws with interchangeable step, pendulum and prismatic jaws, as well as interchangeable inserts with hard-metal coating or grip serrated complete the product group. On request, MC-P workholding systems can also be delivered as customised versions.