IN 1949 when German company Hilma was granted a patent for pioneering the idea of using mechanical-hydraulic power transmission in its machine vice products, a new era in power-assisted workholding commenced.
Since this time, the Hilma product range has undergone continuous development, leading to the latest squad of new product releases. Romheld Australia distributes Hilma vices.
EuroLine is a new range of high quality mechanical-hydraulic machine vices for every day clamping tasks.
With a completely revised power transmission system, it requires minimum effort on the crank handle and comes in sizes 100mm, 125mm and 160mm with clamp force up to 50kN.
Designed for the cost conscious, the EuroLine series incorporates proven technology at affordable prices.
Further, EuroLine vices can be used together with the extensive Hilma range of interchangeable jaws and accessories.
An optional selector enables the operator to 'dial-up' the required clamp force, which can be applied in 6-stages.
At the other end of the scale, is the premium KNC series for even higher levels of quality, safety and precision. This series combines large capacity with compact overall length for the most exacting demands.
The power transmission is fully encapsulated and precise linear guides sit on a base that is free from deformation.
The KNC range can be mounted in virtually any position (vertical, horizontal and angled) via grid holes and reference keyways and has optional reversible step jaws to extend its flexibility.
For applications involving workpieces with complex clamping and contact contours, the mechanically operated BFS range has aluminium jaws that can be machined to suit the workpiece geometry. This range incorporates a tool-free quick jaw change feature and has a removable central jaw.
The light-weight BFS vices have hardened steel guides within the aluminium housing and a 'third-hand' function ensures consecutive safe loading and unloading of workpieces.
Romheld Australia distributes Hilma vices and a full range of high performance workholding equipment throughout Australia and New Zealand.