Model 470 Chuck

Contact Details

Northfield Precision Instrument Corp.
4400 Austin Blvd.
Island Park
United States
Toll Free Phone
January 01,2011

Northfield Precision Instrument Corp. introduces their Model 470 chuck, which was retooled for Caterpillar. The part (shown being gripped in one of the chucks) is a "Wheel Poppet Adapter." This chuck has special serrated insert pads to securely grip the part during the drilling operation. The chuck is mounted on an indexing head to expose both sides of the part for drilling. The plates attached to the sides of the jaws are used as a datum for drilling; one plate flexes to push the part such that it maintains positive contact against the solid plate for location. The chuck also has an axial locator mounted in the center with line contact so as not to influence the grip of the part, but acts as a secondary datum.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.