The Vero-S quick-change pallet modules from Schunk are claimed to offer various advantages for users when it comes to direct workpiece clamping without interfering contours. According to the manufacturers, these include free five-sided access to the workpiece, a defined clamping situation, high repeat and positioning accuracy, and high pull-down forces for challenging operations. The company says it is extending its modular system for workpiece direct clamping to ensure that the efficient principle can also be deployed in the field of tool and mold making industries, for free-form parts with complex geometries, for small lot sizes, and for high-precision requirements. By using the modules, which can be flexibly combined with the clamping pillars in various heights, the molding plates, free-form parts and other workpieces can be directly clamped on the machine table in no time at all, as the exhibitors insist. No additional clamping devices are required, which means that there are no interfering contours. The compressed air supply of the direct clamping modules is ensured via media transfer. Monitoring of workpiece presence is also possible. The clamping pillars are said to ensure a defined clamping situation, a reliable simulation, and a collision-free, highly efficient operation. Due to the high accuracy of the clamping solution, workpiece changes can be quickly implemented. As is pointed out, the part clamping can be carried out quickly and easily according to the existing retrofitting plan and the parts can then be re-machined.
Expanded modular program for workpiece direct clamping
Schunk is expanding its modular system for direct workpiece clamping. With the aid of the company's WDB basic, staple or direct clamping modules (diameter 99 mm), molding plates, free-form parts and other workpieces can be clamped directly on machine tables in seconds without additional clamping devices and without interfering contours.