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Schunk has introduced the TANDEM PGS3 pneumatic clamping vise, which it says will offer an entry point into automated machine tending for small to midsized manufacturers.

The pneumatically operated clamping force block TANDEM PGS3-LH 100 can be directly mounted on machine tables, dividing heads or VERO-S NSL 150 clamping stations of machining centres via an integrated flange. Its extremely compact design and square shape eases access and allows for a stroke of 6 mm per jaw.

The PGS3 delivers a clamping force of 4,500 N and a repeat accuracy of 0.02 mm, which, together with a low maintenance profile, means the PGS3 is particularly suitable for basic applications in aluminum and plastics machining.

Other features include a chip-repellent design, surface-treated components in the force flow and long base jaw guides that prevent the chuck jaws from buckling under load. The vise can be equipped with all standard top jaws with tongue and groove (KTR, KTR-H) from Schunk’s extensive range of chuck jaws. With lateral air connections and built-in keyways on the bottom, the vise is prepared for immediate installation in any machine tool.

Schunk says the TANDEM PGS3 works well with the VERO-S quick change pallet system to enable automated workpiece clamping and quicker setup changeover.

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