Schunk's pallet system clamping vises

Schunk's pallet system clamping vises

August 6, 2019

Schunk Inc.

Manually actuated Schunk Kontec KSC clamping vises are highly efficient all-rounders for raw and finished part machining. They combine high clamping forces, convenient operation, and short setup times, and are very cost effective.

Particularly for use in automated machine loading, KSC-F single-acting clamping vises with a fixed jaw allow quick adjustment of the clamping range, flat design, and a low weight.

Three sizes KSC-F 80, KSC-F 125, KSC-F 160 are designed for common pallet sizes 320mm x 320mm, 400mm x 400mm, and 500mm x 500mm. Due to the 160° quick clamping, workpieces are quickly clamped with a torque wrench.

Clamping by tension minimized the bending load at the base body, making the vises suitable for the use on a Schunk Vero-S quick-change pallet system. With reversible jaws, the vise covers enormous clamping ranges between 0mm to 192mm, 0mm to 308mm or 0mm to 434mm, depending on the unit size.

In addition to sizes 80 and 125, this all-rounder will be available in size 160 with a base body length 280mm and clamping forces of up to 50kN. A preloaded precision ball bearing mounted, backlash-free spindle ensures repeat accuracy of ±0.015mm and allow precise machining of the first two sides in one clamping system.

The completely encapsulated drive and the integrated chip removal ensure for a particularly high process stability and minimum wear. Due to the jaw quick-change system it is possible to exchange the workpiece-specific jaws in just a few steps and cover a broad workpiece spectrum.

KSC and KSC-F clamping vises use Schunk’s modular system for efficient workpiece clamping. Clamping pins of the Vero-S quick-change pallet system can be directly mounted into the base body of the vise. Combined with the quick-change pallet system, they can be quickly exchanged on the machine table and at maximum repeat accuracy. The vises can be quickly equipped with different jaws from the Schunk standard chuck jaw program for stationary workholding, which generates a high degree of flexibility.