LANG presents new stamping unit and a complete new series of 5-Axis Vises
Next generation of the Makro•Grip® series
FS - two letters that stand for major upgrades in the workholding technology of LANG. With a revised stamping unit, a new type of stamping serration, as well as a complete, additional series of 5-Axis Vises, LANG continues to develop its "original". The stamping technology has been setting the bar for top-notch quality in 5-axis machining through its form-fit clamping philosophy for years. Now, Makro•Grip® FS is taking this to a whole new level with an even more impressive milling performance. The abbreviation "FS" stands for fully serrated / full serration and describes the new, continuous holding serration on the clamping jaws of the 5-Axis Vise, which apart from this remain identical in their design. The new form-fit between the continuous holding serration and the matching contour in the pre-stamped workpiece blank increases the holding force by up to 60%, depending on the material and stamping depth. For machining, this means: Even more reliability and safety in workpiece clamping. This in turn allows higher cutting performance and ensures faster milling processes.
Stamping unit and trolley with many new features
The new stamping units with adapted stamping serrations impress with numerous new features and make operation even easier and more effective. For example, the process of setting the stamping pressure can be significantly accelerated thanks to the new stamping depth gauge. The setting is now data-based by reading off the dial gauge instead of visually checking the workpiece. The new centering unit also makes it child's play to insert the workpiece blank exactly in the center. The newly designed stamping trolley - as a version without or with t-slot plate - is now able to support three stamping units at the same time. By optimizing the stamping base bodies, the new stamping unit versions now cover even more vise lengths and clamping ranges.
Full compatibility with the previous Makro•Grip® series
The new 5-Axis Vises of the FS series are available in all previously known sizes and models and also in a new mini version - the Makro•Grip® micro. The FS series will initially run alongside the well-known Makro•Grip® series, but is expected to replace it in the medium term due to its performance advantages.
Customers who already use the Makro•Grip® 5-Axis Vise in production can continue to use it with the new stamping unit. Pre-stamped workpiece blanks with a continuous contour can be held by form-fit in the previous holding serration of the 5-Axis Vise without any problems - even at even higher holding forces than before. What applies to the 5-Axis Vise in terms of compatibility also applies to the stamping unit. For those customers who decide in favor of the new FS vises but are already working with a stamping unit in their machine shop, a conversion set is available. This enables the use of new types of stamping jaws on existing stamping units.
The new FS Series of 5-Axis Vises is available now. Stamping units can also be ordered and will be available from spring 2024. Conversion sets for existing stamping units are already in stock.