WEN magnetics Offers BIG KAISER Unilock Clamping Interface

Elk Grove Village, IL - BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc. joins forces with WEN Technology, Inc. of Raleigh, NC to introduce Zero-Point clamping for magnetic workholding applications. BIG KAISER Unilock and WENmagnetics are a natural fit since both systems are designed to grip from one face only, leaving all remaining faces available for manufacturing.

WEN Electro-permanent magnetic systems only use electrical energy to switch from off-to-on and on-to-off; once in the ON or OFF state, the electrical cable is disconnected. Likewise, Unilock chucks remain clamped in the disengaged state making it easy to shuttle magnets on Unilock pallets and position and clamp them into manufacturing cells with a high degree of rigidity and accuracy. The combination of these 2 products provides affordable easy-to-use solutions to reduce setup and process time in both hand-operated and automated environments.

Magnetic clamping can maximize the clamp-free cutting zone without squeezing or distorting the workpiece. Gerard Vacio, BIG KAISER's workholding systems product manager explains, "If your part is magnetic and you want to clamp it one time and process the clamped workpiece from as many faces as possible, magnets and Unilock will maximize access while allowing transportability."

The BIG KAISER Unilock workholding system provides a solution for two of the manufacturing industry's toughest setup problems: repeatability of location from one workpiece blank to another, and transfer of work from one machine tool to another. It enhances accuracy and provides greater quality by eliminating inconsistency of workpiece loading and unloading.

A workpiece reference location need only be established once. Alignments for the chuck are established from its center line, and that data can be captured electronically and kept in the machine's CNC program. Work can then be moved through several stages of processing without having to relocate the reference point.

BIG KAISER Precision Tooling is a leader in high precision tooling systems and solutions. With brands including Kaiser, BIG Daishowa, Speroni, Unilock, Sphinx, and more, BIG KAISER's line is focused on extreme accuracy and repeatability. BIG KAISER's mission is to support North American manufacturers with products that are designed and manufactured to a superior standard. Guaranteed.

For more information about Quick Change Clamping Chucks from Unilock or other BIG KAISER products, contact BIG KAISER, Elk Grove Village, IL, call 888-TOOL-PRO / 888-866-5776, e-mail bigkaiser@us.bigkaiser.com or visit www.bigkaiser.com. For more information on products from WEN Technology, Inc., Raleigh, NC, call 919-954-1004, e-mail wentec@wentec.com or visit www.wenmag.com.