Force to be reckoned with
25 January 2013
Hainbuch's easy-to-use TESTit clamping force gauge is capable of measuring clamping forces greater than 200kN and of measuring internal and external workholding systems, such as mandrels and manual/powered jaw or collet
Says Mark Jones, MD of Hainbuch's UK agent, Leader Chuck Systems: "Design necessity and optimum material selection means that some components require lighter clamping forces, or manufacturers risk damaging the part. However, if it not clamped securely the machining operation will be compromised.With the margin between clamping too tightly and not tight enough being so narrow it is vital that the actual clamping force is known. Using the TESTit gauge the clamping force can then be calibrated to exactly match the process requirements."