Hainbuch launches small ‘quick change’ interface

​The Centrotex quick change-over interface from Hainbuch has set new standards since its market introduction and now, the proven system is available in a new version for smaller machine spindles.

Recognised as the smallest available system on the market for setting up clamping devices in a matter of seconds, the quick change Centrotex S has a diameter of just 224mm.

The new Centrotex S is the perfect solution for eliminating non-productive downtime, set-up time and job changeover times that are often increased when access to a compact work envelope can be restrictive on operator movement and access. With its fast change-over system and compact design, the new Centrotex S eliminates excessive set-up times and it is the perfect solution for compact machine tools with a small work envelope.

With repeatability better than ≤0.002mm on the interface without having to re-align, the latest addition to the Centrotex family of ‘quick change’ systems can also meet the most rigorous of industry requirements. The machine adaptor is mounted on the spindle and the clamping device is equipped with a counterpart adaptor that can be exchanged for another clamping device in less than a minute.

This exciting new system makes long set-up times a thing of the past, providing end-users with a fast, efficient and user-friendly interface that significantly reduces non-cutting times.

The smallest Centrotex S incorporates the proven technology of the established Centrotex platform whilst demonstrating superior levels of convenience. The Centrotex S is actuated via just one radial locking screw and ergonomic operation has been significantly improved, thanks to the fewer rotations required to tighten and clamp the system. In addition, the Monteq changing fixture contributes to a faster clamping device set-up. The new Centrotex S is perfect for clamping parts typically up to 52mm diameter and is suitable for A2-5, A2-6, AP140 and AP170 spindle nose systems.

The compact design makes the new Centrotex S the ideal solution for small turning centres and machining centres where operator access can be a considerable challenge in a compact work area.

Additionally, the Centrotex S system is perfect for fixed position clamping set-ups on the bed of machine tools that are machining small parts up to 52mm diameter. The precision, rigidity and clamping forces can significantly improve machining performance, surface finishes and tool life whilst the ‘quick-change’ capabilities lead the industry.

This combination guarantees an extremely short return on investment by providing much higher machine availability and production throughput. Resistant to contamination, the service life of the Centrotex S is assured by the remarkable quality that Hainbuch instils in all of its product lines. For further details, please contact your local Hainbuch representative.