Hardinge Expands their Quick-Change FlexC Vulcanized Collet Line.
Hardinge FlexC™ Collet Systems are flexible, sealed collet heads that interchange in seconds. Hardinge’s expanded line now includes chuck-style systems in 42 and 65mm that mount on all brands of CNC lathes, for both OD and ID gripping applications, and a collet block system for use on mills. Hardinge FlexC collets are conveniently interchangeable between lathe and mill applications! Stock variation is no problem because the typical FlexC collet head has a gripping range of ±.020” (.5mm) above and below its nominal size to allow variation without having to change the collet.
Pull-back thru-hole (model D), pull-back stationary stop (model A) and push-to-close dead-length® (model DL) chuck-style systems are available for main and sub-spindle CNC lathe applications. Purchase one spindle mount and interchange collet heads from job to job. Hardinge FlexC collet heads are fully interchangeable with competitor’s models. Hardinge guarantees accuracy within .0004" (.010mm) TIR for the collet system models D and A, and .0008" (.020mm) TIR for model DL. Collets are available in 42 and 65mm sizes in round, hex, square, emergency, serrations and custom sizes and shapes. The FlexC™ Expanding Collet System offers the ability to grip on the ID of a part, using the accuracy and features of the FlexC System. The expanding collet and the OD gripping collet can be interchanged in the same chuck for cost savings and quick changeover.
The FlexC™ Collet Block adds to the already successful collet block line from Hardinge. The modular collet blocks are compact with a low profile for increased axis travel and for maximum layout of the workspace. A FlexC collet provides advantages over a jaw chuck, vise and other clamping methods, and is also available in 42 and 65mm sizes.
The Hardinge FlexC line is manufactured in Elmira, New York. For more information contact Hardinge at 800-843-8801 or order online at http://www.shophardinge.com/.