Röhm Products of America’s e-QUIPMENT clamping tools employ electric power instead of hydraulics to maximize control and efficiency, and are the first highlight of the developer’s IMTS 2014 presentations. Also shown will be the new Orange Line standardized products; custom-engineered RRMP synthetic grippers; Jaw Finder jaw selections; and micro-technology workholding products for precise handling of critical small parts.
Röhm Products of America is a division of the Röhm Group, which develops and manufactures drill chucks, live centers, lathe chucks, vices, automation technology, power chuck technology, mandrels, tool clamping systems, and customized turning, milling, drilling and grinding technologies.
The e-QUIPMENT clamping tools for turning and milling machines are actuated electro-mechanically, dispensing with hydraulics. Unlike hydraulically actuated clamps, e-QUIPMENT clamps require energy only “on demand” during clamping and disengaging actions.
Also, the e-QUIPMENT machine control manages clamping forces and strokes electrically, adjusting them to conserve time and expedite processing of delicate workpieces. Forces can be adjusted during an operation: for example, clamping force can be reduced during a finishing process to avoid workpiece deformation.
Orange Line — Röhm has standardized its new Orange Line of products, ranging from drill chucks and live centers to lathe chucks and machine vices, meaning they can be priced attractively and available quickly. The Orange Line expands continually with new products, such as the RB-M and RB-K machine vices that have modular designs so they can be offered with either a mechanical spindle (RB-M) or power intensification (RB-K).
Jaw Finder — Recognizing the vast selection of choices available in Röhm’s comprehensive and diverse clamping jaw program, it has developed an application to help customers determine which jaw is the best for their particular workpieces and operations. With only three mouse clicks, the Jaw Finder enables end users to select from the entire range of jaws.
The Jaw Finder includes jaws for manual lathe chucks, independent chucks, and power chucks from different manufacturers in industrial and artisanal production, from one- piece jaws, reversible top jaws and claw jaws, to draw-down jaws and other types across the range. The Jaw Finder also includes a convenient inquiry function that enables users to directly acquire quote information.
RRMP Gripper — New automated gripping technology from Röhm includes the RRMP synthetic gripper that combines compact size and low weight with demonstrated endurance. New manufacturing processes make it possible for Röhm to design and manufacture the grippers individually to handle specific workpieces — round, prismatic, or free-form surfaces — and notably for light workpieces.
Micro Technology — Responding to continuing manufacturing trends toward downsizing and miniaturization, Röhm will display items from its new micro technology clamping and gripping product offering engineered to handle workpieces ranging from the small to the minute. Typical applications include watchmaking, jewelry and medical manufacturing. Implants for dental technology, and for hip and knee joints, for example, are made with the help of chucks, centric clamping devices and micro clamping systems from Röhm.
It also provides tool clamping systems for situations where even HSK 25 tools are too big. The systems permit the smallest tools to be clamped securely, either directly without an adapter, or with the help of a taper fitting.