Model 470 Air Chuck

Contact Details

Northfield Precision Instrument Corp.
Address
4400 Austin Blvd.
Island Park
11558-0550
NY
United States
Phone
516-431-1112
Toll Free Phone
800-810-2482
Fax
516-431-1928
July 12,2012

Northfield Precision Instrument Corp. introduces its standard Model 470 2-jaw sliding-jaw Air Chuck with highly specialized top tooling. This tooling was developed in conjunction with our customer to allow side-loading of their part (not shown) into the very center of the small cylindrical insert pads (which have been wire-cut from solid for accuracy) at the top of the photo. These insert pads are changeable (and held on-center to the chuck's OD within their subjaws as shown) to accommodate different sizes of the customer's part.

The subjaws themselves have a large milled pocket, to clear their part. This was a lathe application where Northfield Precision met the required accuracy / repeatability of .0001" TIR or better when mounted on the customer's spindle.

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.

  • outer diameter ( OD)

    outer diameter ( OD)

    Dimension that defines the exterior diameter of a cylindrical or round part. See ID, inner diameter.

  • total indicator runout ( TIR)

    total indicator runout ( TIR)

    Combined variations of all dimensions of a workpiece, measured with an indicator, determined by rotating the part 360°.