Adapting to change
Shorter part runs and just in time inventory has created the need for versatility and quick change over with minimal downtime.
Many options can be offered as quick change adapters and chucks but the amount of investment and “how” quick within the repeatability requirement can determine the type to be used.
The Splined face ring Curvic Coupling “ Adapters” can quickly change entire assembly regaining ultimate concentricity however, they can be price prohibitive.
So what else is there?
The Speedgrip Quick Change Adapter is an excellent solution.
Merging the tested and true Camlock adapter type with today’s carrier and receiver system provides a solution that is very accurate, very fast, and very affordable.
The Camlock adapter “receiver” is placed on the spindle and retainer connector is mounted to drawtube. A receiver and retention knob is attached to the jaw chuck, collet chuck, or face driver and you are ready to go.
You simply release the cam studs, move the drawtube forward, remove one chuck, slide on the
other, tighten the studs, retract the drawtube, and in 5 minutes you have a completely different chuck and are ready to go.
Change from a Jaw Chuck to a Collet Chuck, from a Collet Chuck to a Facedriver, and back to a Jaw Chuck in less than 5 minutes each.
A simple and cost effective way to “Adapt to Change”