When rough machining first operations it is good to have a known datum and WNT’s ZSG4 Centric vice system provides the perfect solution with its compact yet powerful performance. When it comes to second operation work a known datum on the component has been created, so the requirement for a centric jaw system is reduced and it is here that the new WNT ESG5 from CERATIZIT fixed jaw vice fully complements the ZSG4.
With identical footprints with the vice bases measuring 160 m min length and an overall height of just 83 mm, the ESG5 and ZSG 4 can sit side by side either directly on the machine table or, using WNTs MNG Zero Point baseplate system for guaranteed positional accuracy. In terms of clamping performance again, the two vices are identical with a maximum gripping force of 35 kN allowing components to be gripped securely on as little as 3 mm of material. Accuracy and repeatability of +/- 0.01mm are achieved by the overall vice design with precision matched slides and the use of a ballscrew to control jaw movement. The ability to switch jaws between the two vice types adds further versatility and compatibility to the WNT workholding system. This compatibility opens up the choice of jaw from the already extensive range that includes: reversible jaws; pendulum plate jaws; combi jaws; aluminium jaws; five axis jaws; smooth carbide coated jaws; and stepped jaws.
“The WNT ZSG4 vice has proved to be extremely popular as it provides a highly cost-effective, efficient and compact workholding solution, with ESG5 we have listened to customers and created a vice that fully complements ZSG4 and enhances the workholding systems available from Team Cutting Tools,” says Adrian Fitts, Business Development Manager, Ceratizit UK & Ireland. “With ESG5 we have maintained the high quality standards that are expected from the WNT brand, while providing a competitively priced solution that helps streamline production for our customers.”