The manually actuated SCHUNK KONTEC KSC clamping vises from SCHUNK, Germany, are highly efficient all-rounders for raw and finished part machining.

They combine high clamping forces, convenient operation and short setup times for use in automated machine loading.

The three sizes—KSC-F 80, KSC-F 125 KSC-F 160—are designed for the common pallet sizes 320 x 320 mm, 400 x 400 mm and 500 x 500 mm. Due to the 160-degree quick clamping, workpieces are clamped with a torque wrench in a second with the vise safely locked. Due to clamping by tension, the bending load at the base body is minimized, making the vises suitable for the use on a SCHUNK VERO-S quick-change pallet system. With reversible jaws, the vise covers clamping ranges between 0-192 mm, 0-308 mm or 0-434 mm, depending on the unit size.

This all-rounder is also available in size 160 with a base body length 280 mm, and high clamping forces of up to 50 kN. A pre-loaded precision ball bearing mounted, backlash-free spindle ensures repeat accuracy of +/- 0,015 mm, and allows precise machining of the first two sides in one clamping system. The completely encapsulated drive and the integrated chip removal ensures high process stability and minimum wear.

Plus, the new KONTEC KSC and KSC-F clamping vises fit into the SCHUNK modular system for highly efficient workpiece clamping. Clamping pins of the VERO-S quick-change pallet system can be directly mounted into the base body of the vise. Combined with the quick-change pallet system, they can be quickly exchanged on the machine table and at maximum repeat accuracy. The vises can also be equipped with different jaws from the SCHUNK standard chuck jaw program for stationary workholding.