Chuck Jaw Quick-Finder App

March 13,2013

SCHUNK has two new programs to help users quickly find the right type of jaws for their chuck.

The SCHUNK chuck jaw quick-finder makes tracking down the suitable standard chuck jaw simple. By putting in the chuck manufacturer, type, size, and details, the users will receive a comprehensive list of all relevant chuck jaws. The tool includes lathe chucks from Berg, Forkardt, Howa, Kitagawa,mmK Matsumoto, Rohm, SCHUNK, and SMW-Autoblok. Users have access to more than 1,200 chuck jaw types, and once found, can be ordered from an authorized SCHUNK distributor. You will find the chuck jaw quick-finder on the internet, free of charge, at www.schunk.com/Chuck-Jaw-Quickfinder.

SCHUNK also introduced the world's first chuck jaw app for your iPad or iPhone. It is similar to the quick jaw finder, and allows users to receive a quote on the jaws they selected. This free app is available to download at The App Store under the headings "Chuck Jaws" or "SCHUNK."

Related Glossary Terms

  • chuck

    chuck

    Workholding device that affixes to a mill, lathe or drill-press spindle. It holds a tool or workpiece by one end, allowing it to be rotated. May also be fitted to the machine table to hold a workpiece. Two or more adjustable jaws actually hold the tool or part. May be actuated manually, pneumatically, hydraulically or electrically. See collet.

  • lathe

    lathe

    Turning machine capable of sawing, milling, grinding, gear-cutting, drilling, reaming, boring, threading, facing, chamfering, grooving, knurling, spinning, parting, necking, taper-cutting, and cam- and eccentric-cutting, as well as step- and straight-turning. Comes in a variety of forms, ranging from manual to semiautomatic to fully automatic, with major types being engine lathes, turning and contouring lathes, turret lathes and numerical-control lathes. The engine lathe consists of a headstock and spindle, tailstock, bed, carriage (complete with apron) and cross slides. Features include gear- (speed) and feed-selector levers, toolpost, compound rest, lead screw and reversing lead screw, threading dial and rapid-traverse lever. Special lathe types include through-the-spindle, camshaft and crankshaft, brake drum and rotor, spinning and gun-barrel machines. Toolroom and bench lathes are used for precision work; the former for tool-and-die work and similar tasks, the latter for small workpieces (instruments, watches), normally without a power feed. Models are typically designated according to their “swing,” or the largest-diameter workpiece that can be rotated; bed length, or the distance between centers; and horsepower generated. See turning machine.