Quad Vertical Chuck Fixture

April 01, 2010

Royal Machine & Tool Corp. has introduced a newly designed QVC (quad vertical chuck fixture) for horizontal machining centers, featuring a patent pending clamping screw cartridge, which reportedly provides greater gripping forces and ease of maintenance. In announcing the newly designed QVC, Bernie McAloon, Sales Manager, stated, "Older designed QVC's required the replacement of the master jaw and the adjusting screw when thread damage occurred. With the new design, simply unfastening the old, damaged cartridge and fastening in a new cartridge allows repair in the field and quickly returns the fixture to service. Thus, eliminating the possible downtime and costly expense of rebuilding." The new clamping screw cartridge is also available on Royal's independent adjustable jaw chucks. The new QVC is designed with American Standard Tongue and Groove Master Jaws and is available in 400mm and 500mm sizes. The new design permits using existing top-tooling and off-the-shelf standard blank jaws. Mounting features also can be supplied to the customer's specific requirements. Royal QVC's hold up to 8 parts and permit virtual continuous spindle use, decreased tool changes and practically eliminate downtime for parts changeovers, according to the company.

Related Glossary Terms

  • centers

    centers

    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • 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.

  • fixture

    fixture

    Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.

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