Schunk, the leading expert in tool holding and work holding/stationary work holding, offers Quick-Change Pallet System for next generation applications. The VERO-S is fully compatible to the previous system and offers an enormous package of performance advancements at the same price. Among the many benefits, the pull-in force of the new module amounts to 40,000 N. VERO-S clamps workpieces, pallets, clamping stations and tombstones with one or more clamping pins. The radial aligned clamping slides of the quick-change pallet system pulls in the clamping pin and locks it. Fixing or exact positioning is done via a short taper. This assures a repeat accuracy of less than 0.005 mm. Workpieces can be transfered from machine to machine accurately and seamlessly on the fly.
In order to increase the module's life, process reliability, and to reduce maintenance, all the functional components of the VERO-S, such as base body, clamping pin and clamping slide are made of hardened stainless steel. Moreover, the maintenance-free module is completely sealed and protected against the penetration of chips, dust and coolant. Integrated into the standard module from the company is an air purge connection, and also the position of the clamping slide can be monitored via the air purge monitoring system. Each module can also be automatically loaded. Since the module is equipped with bottom and lateral air connections, it is completely flexible in its mounting method. Optionally, the VERO-S can be equipped with special sealing elements and can be actuated with non-lubrified air, too.