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SCHUNK’s VERO-S NSE-A3 138 clamping module is specifically designed for automated machine tool loading as well as for applications in handling, assembly and automation technology.

SCHUNK Releases Versatile Clamping Module For Automated Machine Loading

SCHUNK Releases Versatile Clamping Module For Automated Machine Loading

SCHUNK’s VERO-S NSE-A3 138 clamping module is specifically designed for automated machine tool loading as well as for applications in handling, assembly and automation technology. The module is part of the extensive SCHUNK VERO-S modular system, which enables more than 1,000 possible combinations for efficient workpiece clamping.

For reliable workpiece and clamping device changes, the automation component is equipped with a powerful blow-off function, which carefully cleans the bearing surface during the changing process. In addition, a spring-actuated cone seal prevents chips or dirt from penetrating into the interface.

VERO-S NSE-A3 138 features a pull-down force of 8,000N or 28,000N with activated turbo function, as well as a high dimensional stability of the module body, providing rigidity in automated quick-change solutions.

Depending on the application, the modules can be combined in any quantity. Centring inserts with flexible elements ensure positional orientation with a high repeat accuracy and maximum process reliability in automated operations. The repeat accuracy is <0.005mm.

The actual clamping is done without any external energy supply via spring force; it is form-fit and self-retaining, ensuring the workpieces remain safely clamped in the case of a sudden drop in pneumatic pressure. A pneumatic system pressure of 6bar is enough to open the module.

If the modules are used individually, a standard integrated anti-twist protection ensures a stable position in the highest configuration. Through its integrated media transfer, fluids with permissible system pressures of up to 300 bar can be transferred, for example, to control clamping devices using Plug & Work or to supply components for automated monitoring.

As part of the VERO-S modular system, the automation module benefits from a variety of combination options—from standard plates to SCHUNK TANDEM clamping force blocks to mechanical vises from the SCHUNK KONTEC series.

 

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