OK-VISE's electrical clamping system
The worlds first electrical clamping system based on low-profile clamps is here !
OK-VISE has designed multi-purpose electrical clamping system. The resulting design delivers maximum flexibility in electrical clamping automation.
- Easy plug and play automation
- Radically shorter production ramp-up times than with traditional clamping automation
- Need for special expertise is avoided
- Safe and clean energy supply with economical coupling and decoupling
System launch will be at ELMIA Machine Tool Exhibition in May ( Jönköping, Sweden ).
Pilots projects started early 2022, and European wide roll out will begin in these second half of 2022
OK-VISE Automated Clamping principles
The key property of the OK-VISE clamps is extreme clamping force in a small space combined with the accuracy of the clamping force.
Today we offer two methods based on this principle : electrical clamping and hydraulic clamping
- Both methods use the same principle : pulling the bolt down instead of rotating the bolt which is typical in manual clamping.
- As an integral part of the OK-VISE Fixturing Concept, automated actuators can be used to build genuinely modular and scalable fixtures.
- Automated clamping can be used in combination with:
- Automated or manual workpiece loading
- Vertical or horizontal machining centers and 5-axis machines
- A continuous ( "live" ) power supply or a power supply that is uncoupled after loading.
OK-VISE low-profile clamps are known worldwide for their quality and accuracy. D-series and B-series clamps are particularly recommended for use with the OK-VISE automated actuators.
Hydraulic pressure (p) is first converted to the downwards force and by the use of the clamping force of the wedge clamp (F) is applied in two directions. Just like in manual clamping, a stopper is needed on both sides of the clamp.
The simplest way of creating a hydraulic fixture is to use a a single acting hydraulic actuator. Please note that in the double acting hydraulic actuator, pushing force is stronger than the pulling force.
Please study the list of our hydraulic modules.