Vises

both vises and chucks are fixture mechanisms for metal machining process since the very beginning to now. in the metal working industry, a vise or vice is a mechanical apparatus utilized to secure a work piece object in order to allow works to be processed on it. vises have two parallel jaws, one fixed and the other movable, threaded in and out by a screw and lever.

although wood working also uses vises, here in the present article we only talk about metal working vises. machine vises are mounted mostly on machining centers, drill presses, grinding machines and milling machines. while in turning machines, chuck and cylinders are the standard accessories for the similar purpose. abrasive chop saws have a special type of machine vise built into the saw. moreover, there are a variety of magnetic vises that also works the same purpose to hold work pieces in order to secure the machining duties to be done.

that is, for work piece clamps and fixing, both magnetic and hydraulic chucks are the most important components for machine tool machining process. magnetic chuck parts of machine tool components and parts are a huge market in the industry and in taiwan the export volume shares a large quantity that is not less than the export industry of the machine tool sector, contributing a large number of revenue to the economy of taiwan.

Type of Components and Parts

in the metal working industry, a vise or vice is a mechanical apparatus utilized to secure a work piece object in order to allow works to be processed on it. vises have two parallel jaws, one fixed and the other movable, threaded in and out by a screw and lever. although wood working also uses vises, here in the present article we only talk about metal working vises.

mounting and installation

machine vises are mounted mostly on machining centers, drill presses, grinding machines and milling machines. while in turning machines, chuck and cylinders are the standard accessories for the similar purpose. abrasive chop saws have a special type of machine vise built into the saw. moreover, there are a variety of magnetic vises that also works the same purpose to hold work pieces in order to secure the machining duties to be done.

that is, for work piece clamps and fixing, both magnetic and hydraulic chucks are the most important components for machine tool machining process. magnetic chuck parts of machine tool components and parts are a huge market in the industry and in taiwan the export volume shares a large quantity that is not less than the export industry of the machine tool sector, contributing a large number of revenue to the economy of taiwan. the inventory of machine tool components are a very large category, such as casted parts, spindles, motors, servo equipment, saddle, locknut, shells, hydraulic cylinders, magnetic chucks, claw, precision screws, tailstock, tools and holders, power turret, chip conveyor, belt unit, safety cover, controller, handle, display screen, just to name a few. the chuck item will hold the material in place while it is being worked on. it can do this one of two ways: ferro-magnetic pieces are held in place by a magnetic chuck, while non-ferro-magnetic and non-metallic pieces are held in place by vacuum or mechanical methods. regarding the vise, a machine vise placed on the magnetic chuck can be used to hold non-ferro-magnetic work pieces if only a magnetic chuck is available. affecting factors to consider in surface grinding are the material of the grinding wheel and the material of the piece being worked on.

chuck & cylinders

if one look back to chuck mechanism driven by cylinders, users may observe the similarities between the two. spindles and chuck and the corresponding hydraulic cylinders are also well developed in taiwan. together with the cnc turning machine market, there are a bunch of lathe products and accessories that are widely spread in the world across different industrial sectors and applications. at the same time, the cnc horizontal lathes belong to conventional design that has been developed and massively applied for over a hundred years already.

therefore, the horizontal nature makes the turning machine easy to be used and maintained, and are used even wider in a lot of industries due to their convenience and structure. therefore, there is no standard answer to either horizontal or vertical is better for users, but only about the application sectors. conventionally, in ordinary circumstances, turning machines with twin spindles are not so common but if here we only consider turning machines with turrets then the classification could be specific and clear. they are categorized into two main types according to the way that clamp the work piece objects. those are vertical lathe and the horizontal counterparts.

for what is clamping system? clamping system and power turret are two related accessories. with the vertical clamping mechanism, the spindles of vertical turning lathes are also located behind the chuck, while some may be belt-driven, and some may be other types of driving mechanisms. similarly, like other milling machines and machine centers, turning lathes can also be equipped with power tools as well as too magazines to boost its functionality and versatility, granting wider processing possibility to users. power turret is a modern and standard accessory of many cnc turning machines, and as one of the most important accessories to the users of cnc lathes. as a result, with the double spindle, or say, twin spindle, the working area and productivity are thus enhanced in a very significant scale which would bring significant productivity to the business owners. together with the automation, twin spindle turning center is a very efficient tools/ facilities for the production lines. automation is the future trend for almost all the factories of the manufacturing industry in the world due to many practical issues such as the lack of manpower, lack of talents, increasing wage levels, environment issues, occupational standard requirements, and other relevant issues.

currently, plant owners have to cope with the standard that is getting stricter than before and keep up with the latest manufacturing trends, so that many of them choose to rely on automation rather than human operators. however, this technology requires much other technical advancement and is still not mature enough to be fully automatic. as a matter of fact, human workers are still very important and their competitiveness is not replaced by the components no matter how those components and parts are exquisite. it is a good prospect that people can sue those technologies and work with automation technique to boost their precision accuracy.

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