All functional components of the new VERO-S module from Schunk Inc. are made of hardened Stainless Steel. Among the many benefits, the pull-in force of the new module is up to 9,000 lbs. With the VERO-S, machine set-up times can be reduced by up to 90 percent. The VERO-S is paving the way to more precision, efficiency, process reliability, and set up reduction in metal cutting and cmm inspection.
Thanks to the patented dual clamping stroke and the integrated turbo function, the retention force increases to 9,000 lbs. The rigidity of the clamping system benefits from this higher force. As a result, considerably higher cutting forces are possible with the VERO-S. Even extremely high shear forces can be absorbed reliably. Locking of the new quick-change pallet system is done mechanically via a large spring package. It is self-locking and clamps with a form-fit. Holding forces of up to 16,800 lbs are achieved. For opening the module, a pneumatic pressure of 6 bars (85 psi) is sufficient.
VERO-S clamps workpieces, pallets, clamping stations, existing fixtures, and tombstones with one or more clamping pins. The radial aligned clamping slides of the quick-change pallet system pulls in the clamping pin and locks it. Exact positioning is accomplished via a short taper. Radial location is done via a diamond pin. This assures a repeat accuracy of at least 5µm (0.0002"). The new VERO-S is completely compatible and interchangeable with SCHUNK's previous pallet system and the clamping pins work universally across the new line. Workpieces can be transferred from machine to machine or to a CMM accurately and seamlessly on the fly. Hardened Stainless Steel is used for all the functional components of the VERO-S, such as base body, clamping pin, and clamping slide. This increases the modules life, reliability, and reduces maintenance.
The maintenance-free module is completely sealed and protected against the penetration of chips, dust, and coolant. Integrated into the standard module from SCHUNK is an air purge connection, which can also be used for part recognition. The position of the clamping slide can also be monitored via an air purge monitoring system. Each module is compatible for automated loading out of the box. Since the module is equipped with bottom and lateral air connections, it is completely flexible in its' mounting.
Related Glossary Terms
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.