5-axis vise with adjustable center

5-axis vise with adjustable center

October 9, 2019

Schunk Inc.


The maintenance-free Schunk Kontec KSX-C – available in four base body lengths (330mm, 430mm, 500mm, and 630mm) and two heights (174mm, and 125mm) – are now equipped with an adjustable center. The 5-axis vises have two jaws, which can be precisely moved by a laser-etched ruler. The clamping forces can be adjusted without tools between 4kN and 40kN, and are measured directly on the workpiece. Workpieces are clamped within seconds with the help of 160° quick clamping in a vibration resistant manner and at a high repeat accuracy. Due to clamping by tension, bending load at the base body is minimized. The jaw guidance system and arrangement of the clamping mechanism provide for a very rigid, dimensionally stable set-up, ideal for precise machining of the second side.

The drive and the adjustment mechanism are fully encapsulated and protected against ingress of chips, dirt, and coolant. Clamping pins of the Schunk Vero-S quick-change pallet system can be used for direct mounting of the base body without requiring an adapter plate. Combined with the quick-change pallet system, the vise can be exchanged on the machine table within seconds and at maximum repeat accuracy. It can be equipped with standard, aluminum, or special 5-axis top jaws, pendulum plates, or with many other standard jaws from the world’s largest range of standard chuck jaws from Schunk.