SMW Autoblok Corp  

285 Egidi Dr
Wheeling,  IL  60090-2653

United States
  • Booth: 1705

Established in 1942, SMW Autoblok is a global leader of engineering and manufacturing high quality workholding, clamping, gripping, tooling, and wireless technologies for diverse industries including: industrial equipment, OCTG, automotive, energy, off highway, aerospace, packaging, medical and electronics.

With the most comprehensive line of precision rotating chucks, stationary and magnetic workholding, cylinders, mandrels, steady rests, special jaws, tooling and non-contact digitalized solutions in the world, SMW Autoblok is proud to offer these products along with superior customer service and support. Our global corporate organization, SMW Autoblok Group (Torino, Italy) currently employs over 1000 people worldwide and has representation across 70 countries on all continents

 Press Releases


    Wheeling, IL - SMW Autoblok, a world leader in the design and manufacture of rotational chucks, stationary workholding, tooling and engineered solutions for the machine tool industry, introduces the electronic ZeroAct E-motion automatic positioning system featuring Zero Point clamping used in a variety of machining applications including milling, inspection, finishing, clean room operations and 3D printing.

    Ideal for Industry 4.0, ZeroAct e-motion features wireless connectivity and data transfer, and fully automates manufacturing processes using a 24V power supply that operates with a built-in electro-motor. In addition, integrated electronic sensor technology provides contact-free part detection and safety for missing or misaligned parts.  

    With an ultralow profile of 48 mm and extremely flat design, ZeroAct E-motion is ideal for any Zero Point application especially those where a large Z-axis travel of the spindle is critical for application success.

    The modular ZeroAct E-motion system, with a compact size of 150 x 150 mm, provides a repeat accuracy of < 5 µm and holding force of 35, 50, or 75 kN depending on thread of clamping pin.

    The electronic ZeroAct E-motion is part of the comprehensive lineup of plug & play mechatronic workholding products including chucks and stationary workholding for intelligent part holding.  

    Download the ZeroAct E-motion brochure here:

    Visit SMW Autoblok’s website for additional information on premium workholding and tooling products at:, or call: 847-215-0591 for additional information.

  • Wheeling, IL – SMW Autoblok, a world leader in the design and manufacture of rotational chucks, stationary workholding, tooling, and custom engineered solutions for the machine tool industry, presents the BIG BORE® (BB-N-ES) pneumatic air chuck featuring both rapid and clamping stroke for short clamping cycles and use of full spindle bore for large pipe.

    BIG BORE is the first chuck developed for end machining of long pipe and full utilization of the spindles through hole. These are made possible by two principles invented by SMW Autoblok including air supply through a distributor ring and SMW-profile seal rings. Built-in non-return valves maintain air pressure during machining and the clamping pressure is constantly check by a safety control system.

    Ideal for handling the harsh demands of the Oil and Gas industry, Big Bore and all of its variations is ideal for machining straight pipe, bent pipe and threading of couplings in two setups. This revolutionary chuck also offers extended jaw stroke for greater clearance to ensure safety for the  and loading and unloading of the many variations found in oil field pipe.  

    BIG BORE is available in 400 mm to 1000 mm and features large through holes of 140 to 560 mm.

    For additional information on the BIG BORE, please download the catalog here:

    To learn more about world-class products from SMW Autoblok, visit their website at:

  • Wheeling, IL - SMW Autoblok’s new Mag Autoblok (formerly Tecnomagnete) division includes a full line of permanent electromagnetic chucking systems for quick and flexible workholding on horizontal and vertical milling machines, vertical turning centers, FMS systems, grinding machines, EDM’s, etc. A full line of magnetic lifters for loading and unloading workpieces on is also offered.

    Since 1942, SMW Autoblok Group has grown and evolved in the machine tool industry to become the world leader of workholding solutions. With the addition of Tecnomagnete, the new portfolio supports both new and existing customers by providing solutions to achieve greater productivity, flexibility and safety in an expansive range of manufacturing operations.

    For additional information on Mag Autoblok’s complete range of products, please visit our website at:, contact us at:, ph: 847-215-0591.


  • MillTec Round Magnetic Chuck
    The Magnetic chuck from Mag Autoblok (formerly Tecnomagnete) ideal for 5-axis machining requirements....

  • The MillTec Round circular magnetic chucks represent the top innovative solution for clamping workpieces on 5-axis machines.

    Working on 5 axes allows the use of shorter tools to increase the feeds and the cutting speed. With a machine equipped with this technology, it is easier to carry out complex operations such as the complete profiling, the undercut working, the through holes and the creation of pockets.

    Best machine performance is achieved when all five faces of the workpiece are accessible; unfortunately, with traditional locking systems, the processing area is limited by the presence of the brackets, which often require multiple setups. With MillTec the workpiece is clamped from the base, without any obstacle to the tool.

  • 5-axis Vise with Three Clamp Types
    IMG offers three clamp types in one vise including fixed, double clamping and self-centering....

  • Ideal for 5-axis machining, IMG features 50Kn clamp force, <0.005mm repeatability and SinterGrip jaws with 3.5mm clamp depth provide no pre-machining or  dovetailing.  
  • KNCS-2G Provides < 1 Minute Jaw Change
    The flexible, fully Proofline® sealed KNCS-2G power chuck dramatically reduces downtime during changeovers which saves companies both time and money....

  • Ideal for lathe and mill-turn applications where frequent part changes are prevalent, the KNCS-2G features an optimized lubrication system with additional channels and grease pockets that are integrated into the jaw guide ways to allow the chuck to operate for three shifts before additional lubrication is needed. The additional sealing and new lubrication system makes the KNCS-2G suitable for mass production in all working conditions and ensures constant clamp force and extended life.