Schunk to show new product lines at Advanced Manufacturing 2017

09 March 2017

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Schunk will once again be showcasing why its workholding and toolholding product range is the industry benchmark at the Advanced Manufacturing exhibition. At the Birmingham NEC from the 6th to 8th June on Stand G61, the family owned company will be showing a variety of new and established product lines.

As part of the portfolio of new product launches, Schunk will be keen to introduce the new TENDO Slim 4ax hydraulic expansion toolholder. Incorporating the proven qualities of Schunk hydraulic expansion technology, it is now possible to combine the complete outside geometry of heat shrinking mountings according to DIN 69882-8 with remarkably slim precision mounting. Primarily designed for axial operations, the new TENDO Slim 4ax is suitable for milling close to interfering contours, countersinking and reaming on 5-axis machining centers. As with every Schunk TENDO hydraulic expansion toolholder, the Schunk TENDO Slim 4ax also has permanently high run-out accuracies, excellent vibration damping, and a fast tool change with a wrench.

Also set to attract the crowds at the Advanced Manufacturing Show will be the new ELP series of linear modules from Schunk. Defining a new era in mechatronisation for high-performance assembly, Schunk has managed to develop an ultra-compact linear module with a low-maintenance 24V linear direct drive. Within the Schunk mechatronic modular system, the series rounds off the segment for easy-to-use mechatronic alternatives. Entire pick & place and feeding tasks can now be solved just as easily electrically as they had been with pneumatic modules.

The drive, control unit and auto-learn technology are completely integrated into the compact module. To commission it, all you have to do is connect the axis using standard plugs (M8/M12), and set the end position mechanically using an Allen key. The speed of retraction and extension can be regulated according to the add-on weight by means of two rotary switches. No mechatronic know-how or space in a control cabinet is therefore required to use the linear module.

From the workholding stable, Schunk will be aiming to reinforce the benefits of its exceptional new universal Schunk ROTA NCX power chuck. This new power chuck can replace conventional lathe chucks without a quick jaw change system 1:1 without any conversion on the machine and without an adapter. The new system minimises the effort for set-up by up to 80 per cent, extending machine running times significantly. Within 60 seconds, a new jaw set is retrofitted with a repeat accuracy of 0.02mm.

The ROTA NCX is suitable for finishing and volume metal cutting. For ensuring maximum operational safety, it is equipped with a jaw locking system and a jaw presence monitoring. The universal Schunk ROTA NCX chuck is available in the sizes 165, 215, 260, and 315 with a through-hole diameter of 53 to 106mm and a clamping force from 55 to 155kN. It can be used for I.D. and O.D. clamping.

Alongside the ROTA NCX will be firm favorites from the Schunk brand such as the TENDO E compact hydraulic expansion toolholder. This toolholding master class is capable of reducing set-up times by up to 80 per cent whilst generating 2000Nm of torque. Furthermore, the TENDO E compact delivers micron precision for a host of machining applications. With this precision toolholder, even demanding applications with tight tolerances on the form, position and surface finish can be rapidly and reliably machined.

To take advantage of the extensive workholding and toolholding portfolio available from Schunk, please visit Stand G61 at Advanced Manufacturing 2017, or go to

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