Lathe Chuck Jaws

Soft Jaws Manufacture POA


We can manufacture specifically designed soft jaws to customer requirements. Sometimes we manufacture these special purpose jaws direct from customer drawings and others we get actively involved in designing the new jaws to satisfy the needs of our customers. Can be supplied chemically blacked if required.

The photograph (left) shows a set of wrap around jaws which were specifically designed for a customer. Not just a simple wrap around design, the customer also required a large bore, facial spigot and a radial grove.

Once these jaws have been tried and tested, we normally keep the design on our cad system in order to make the re-ordering process easy.


 





Soft Jaws Modification POA

We offer a soft jaws modification service which is aimed at cutting set-up and production time for our customers. A simple change of jaws on one machine can result in a whole production line coming to a standstill - then in many cases the new jaws have to be machined in order to hold the components. This leads to valuable production time being lost, particularly if there are a number of processes involved to machine the jaws.

Our soft jaws modification service greatly reduces this "downtime" and allows our customers to focus their attention on producing rather than setting up. We do the rough machining of the jaws, leaving minimal material in for a final skim once the jaws have been loaded into the machine. This normally involves machining the bore of the jaws to a specific diameter but quite often we have other processes such as, counterboring, radial grooves, backing off, etc. Can be supplied chemically blacked if required.

For customers who machine multiple size components, we can re-bore the jaws to accommodate the next size up component.This makes the most out of the jaws and is a very cost effective method of recycling.

We work closely with our customers to ensure we deliver the modified jaws in time for the changeover - normally we deliver around the same time as a new set is being loaded into the machine. It's normal practice for us to add the modification drawings to our cad system which makes the re-ordering process easy for our customers.


 


Scroll Jaws POA


We can supply a range of scroll jaws to suit the following Pratt Bernard chuck types:
Standard, Griptru, Super Precision, All Steel (Type 78), Burnard, Pratt Old Type and Hardinge/Pratt Type


 


Serrated Soft Jaws POA


We can supply a range of soft jaws to suit metric serrated power chucks:
ie. Kitagawa, Howa, Matsumoto, Pratt Burnard, SMW, Autoblok, etc.


 


Serrated Soft Jaws POA


We can supply a range of soft jaws to suit imperial (inch) serrated power chucks:
ie. Berg, Forkardt, Rohm, Pratt Bernard, SMW, Autoblok, etc.


 


Serrated Soft Jaws POA


We can supply a range of soft jaws to suit imperial (inch) serrated manual chucks:
ie. Coventry and Tudor


 


Slot / Tenon Soft Jaws POA


We can supply a range of soft jaws to suit quick jaw change chucks:
ie. Berg, Forkardt, Gamet, Kitagawa, Reishauer, Rohm, Schunk, SMW and Autoblok