The customer has built a fixture/cover to go on top of the chuck’s front side with three orientation pins, and three stoppers. He prepared custom top jaws in order to mount the work piece. (See photos below)
A chuck cover with oriention pins and stoppers
front cover back side
The customer prepared an adaptor for the Air feed tube
The chuck, including the fixture, is mounted on the machine
Conclusion: Customers may choose to design their own work holding solution. They only purchase the chuck and the operating pneumatic system from the manufacturer. In a very short time, the customer was up and running. It was fairy easy to design and build with full support from the PML-PAL engineering team.
This case study shows that a customer may choose to design and build his/her own custom made fixture to be mounted on an air chuck.
In this case, a customer has purchased a PML-PAL turning chuck, a precision air chuck, 125mm, NBC type with three jaws, along with air feed tube, and three top jaws.