BIG KAISER offers world’s first hydraulic chuck for Swiss-type automatic lathes

Swiss Type

Ensures easy tool replacement and high accuracy runout for greater precision cutting.

Ruemlang, Switzerland – November 5, 2018 – BIG KAISER, a global leader in premium high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalworking industries, announces the world’s first hydraulic chuck that is designed specifically for Swiss-type automatic lathes. This new chuck solution overcomes the problems frequently encountered when using ER collet chucks and enables greatly simplified replacement using just a single T-wrench. The chuck delivers highly accurate runout and repeatability like all the other hydraulic chucks from BIG KAISER.  

Today, ER collet chucks are commonly used on Swiss-type lathe machines, however, operators often face difficulties when replacing their cutting tool since the space allowances inside the lathe are extremely tight and provide very little space for clamping the nut.

This new hydraulic chuck now resolves this issue by enabling clamping using a single T-wrench, thereby making handling much easier, faster and essentially hassle-free. It also facilitates the connection of a coolant tube from the underside.

Hydraulic Chuck Swiss Type

Christian Spicher, Head of Sales and Marketing at BIG KAISER, said, "This new hydraulic chuck finally provides a simple, easy-to-use solution for all Swiss-type machines, including those from Citizen, Star and Tsugami. With this chuck, our customers can now significantly simplify and speed up tool replacement, and achieve even higher precision cutting results."

The chuck is a new, world-first concept and BIG KAISER is the only company currently producing such a hydraulic chuck solution. This new innovative chuck promises to save time and take the frustration out of tool replacement and essentially supersedes the ER chuck.

The new BIG KAISER hydraulic chuck for Swiss-type automatic lathes is available now in 6 sizes.