DIMAC Tooling has introduced Kitagawa’s new DL series, parallel shift, draw down chuck.
According to the general manager of Dimac Tooling, Paul Fowler, the addition of the DL series overcomes the traditional problems with draw down chucks caused by the jaws protruding in the Z-axis direction, interfering with the workpiece and creating difficulties in gripping.
The series is cost effective because it uses standard, serrated edge soft jaws. These can be machined to suit specific applications.
It offers a wide gripping range while being able to grip a very narrow portion of the workpiece. The new fixture is also able to be used for both internal or outside diameter gripping of the work piece simply by removing the front cover and turning the master jaws 180 degrees.
The DL series is equally at home with small quantity machining or automated machining.
The chuck is also highly durable due to a dust proof, grease enclosed structure.
Two separate models are available in the DL Series range further adding to the flexibility of applications.