KURT WORKHOLDING announced new entries for the DXH hydraulic vise lineup — 4-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch sizes — for affordable, turnkey automation and consistent clamping and finished parts. Kurt DXH hydraulic vises can be paired with a Kurt KHP air-over-oil pump in configurations ranging from single-action semi-automated setups — for operator part loading — to elaborate fully-automated setups with double action and multiple-vise capabilities controlled by a robot, MTC or PLC.
“Manufacturing is experiencing a dramatic increase in automation right now, (and) we’ve really seen that in our custom-engineered business,” said Chuck Milam, Kurt Workholding sales engineer. “Expanding the DX lineup into a full range of hydraulically-actuated models helps make automation more accessible for small and large shops alike.”
Kurt DXH vises have a new, premium one-piece body design now standard on all Kurt general-purpose vises. Designed using finite element analysis, the new body has 30% less horizontal (push back) deflection than previous DX models. Vises are available in three sizes: DX4H, DX6H and DX8H and reverse models. DXH hydraulic vises have the same bed height and keyway to the stationary jaw face as their DX-Series counterparts, along with internal improvements over older DX models including a redesigned nut, new brush seal design and a new bearing pack.
The entire DX manual, DXA pneumatic, and DXH hydraulic vise lineup features the proprietary Kurt AngLock® spherical segment to create all-directional alignment, reduce jaw lift and improve performance. Featuring a convenient lift grip slot machined into the back of the fixed jaw, DX-style vises are easy to move around, load and position on a CNC machine table. All DX Crossover vises use sine keys for easy, accurate mounting and feature Kurt’s Lifetime Ironclad Warranty.
Kurt offers a lineup of electric and air-over-oil pumps to actuate DXH Hydraulic vises. Pumps and vises can be configured in a semi-automated workspace where an operator controls actuation with a hand lever, foot switch or toggle. A fully automated setup can be configured for actuation using a machine tool controller, PLC or a robot with the addition of solenoids, switches and a manifold. Kurt pumps can be set up to be single acting to close with hydraulic pressure and open via spring or double acting to open and close with hydraulic pressure. Double-acting set-ups are recommended for fully automated work envelopes. A single Kurt pump system can work with one vise or a multi-vise configuration.
Learn more at www.kurtworkholding.com