The SCHUNK ROTA THW3 chuck with quick-change jaws and patented sealing, ensures consistent clamping forces, long maintenance intervals and a high reliability. Click image to enlargeSchunk’s ROTA THW3 chuck with quick-change jaws has been completely redesigned to fit into today’s modern machine tool technology.

There are several enhancements made to the THW3 including:

ShieldLok:

Fully sealed, this patented design results in lower lubricant consumption that reduces grease cost, eliminates coolant contamination, and reduces chuck maintenance costs.

EcoForm

The THW3 has a lower profile for less tool interference. Material has been removed from the chuck, which results in a lightened load without impeding integrity. Due to the lighter weight of the THW3, quicker acceleration and deceleration speeds equate to faster cycle times.

PowerGlide

The double-guided piston of the THW3 is more robust, holding higher tolerance, resulting in the repeat accuracy for jaw change and part changes.

VersaFlex

VersaFlex quick jaw change technology is ideal for small to mid-size batch production. No re-boring of the chuck jaws ensures maximum versatility and flexibility while minimizing set up time.

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