Planet Products Corporations announces the addition of the 6 hydraulic self-centering vise to its ProHold Series hydraulic vise line. This vise is a fully hydraulic double acting type with a total stroke of 4.25 and 11,000 lbs of clamping force at 3800 lbs of hydraulic pressure. Self centering clamping is repeatable within .001. The sealed lead screw assembly is continuously lubricated within the hydraulic assembly, requiring no on-going maintenance. Internal pressure accumulators allow the vise to hold pressure even with the hydraulic supply removed, allowing use on palletized systems.
The double acting vise permits either OD and ID self centering clamping with no modification, and the jaw opening stroke is fully powered to assure positive opening even with heavy workpieces. Quick change top jaws are available with either hardened inserts, or machinable steel or aluminum blanks that can be tailored specifically for the workpiece. Use of V-jaws on a self-centering vise is ideal for machining keyways or flats on round shaft stock. Standard Planet Prohold Series quick change top tooling will fit on the vise.
The vise is designed for high production machining and is ideal for automated loading with the hydraulic positive opening feature. It features a hardened and ground chip cover which eliminates chip accumulation and prevent chips from entering the vise cavity. Any coolant entering the vise is internally drained via weep holes. Vises may be used individually or linked together on a common fixture plate. Operation is by a control valve mounted on the vise, remote mount, or automated control for robotic loading.
The Planet ProHold series hydraulic vise system is covered by US Patent #7,156,384. Other Planet ProHold series hydraulic vises include the 4 flexible modular vise system, 4 single station vise, 6 double station vise, and 4th axis indexing Trunnion vise, and 4 sided vise columns for palletized operations. Hydraulic pump units and workholding accessories are also available from Planet.
For more information, contact Planet Products Corporation, Garth Dexter, General Manager, 513-984-5544, or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.planet-products.com