The surplus of flexibility
The trend is towards combined turning and milling machines for both round, rectangular and geometrically irregular parts. In the past, companies have used rigid concentric 3-jaw chucks for clamping round parts and worked with vices (two jaws) for rectangular and geometrically irregular parts.
HWR has reacted to this development and produced the first universal clamping tool for clamping round, rectangular and also geometrically irregular parts. With the patent application dated January 2013 for the concentric and compensating 4-jaw chuck InoFlex, HWR is launching a clamping tool to perform this task in a range of Ø 160-1200 mm. No other clamping tool on the market can do this!