Quick-change chuck

Quick-change chuck

July 6, 2018

HAINBUCH America Corp. Workholding Technology


Germantown, Wisconsin – The centroteX System from Hainbuch America offers advantages to manufacturers processing multiple parts of varying sizes requiring various clamping methods.

The centroteX System facilitates fast and easy changeover of the entire chuck, increasing the range of part diameters that can be machined. It allows workholding devices to be quickly and accurately mounted on multiple milling and turning machines.

At the heart of the system is a precision-machined adaptor/flange plate aligned with centrex interface, equipped with a bayonet mount and a drawtube adapter. This accommodates a variety of chucks and holding devices that are connected and locked by six simple fasteners. Changeover time of the centroteX system is typically less than six minutes, while maintaining repeatability and changeover accuracy of < 0.002mm.

Used with a suspension bar on a lathe or an overhead crane, the Monteq mounting aid for large and heavy clamping devices offers improved balance and ease of component handling during changeover. Gradations on the device assist in the simple alignment of the horizontal axis, and non-threaded quick-action bolts secure the workholding device for loading or removal.

Customized to hold chucks or other equipment when not in use, the ruggedly built clamping device container moves on heavy-duty casters and features a retractable hood to shut out contaminants.