•Integral pneumatic collet chuck
•Captive collet design minimizes axial tube motion during clamp/unclamp cycles
•Clear aperture for product feed-through
•Integral mounting features support customer-supplied wet-cutting accessories
•Direct-drive brushless motor and encoder
Aerotech’s CCS series rotary stages (patent pending) with integrated captured collet chucks provide automated material handling capability for a wide range of materials and applications.
High Precision C/D Collets
The collet chucks on the CCS family of stages accept C (for CCS190DR) or D-style/Levin (for CCS130DR) collets. These collets are readily available from machine-tool component suppliers in sizes that support tube diameters from 0.1 mm to 27 mm and provide outstanding run-out characteristics for applications requiring high-precision gripping of tubular material.
Captured Collet Design
CCS features a unique collet-chuck design that allows workpiece advance without manual realignment to compensate for axial tube motion during clamp/unclamp cycles. By moving the taper around the collet instead of drawing the collet into the taper, axial motion of the workpiece is significantly reduced, eliminating the need for part re-registration after tube advancement.
The CCS family is designed with mounting features on the housing to support customer supplied wet-cutting accessories. In addition, the stage is designed to tolerate moderate fluid leakage into the aperture, which is inevitable during wet-cutting operations, to prevent encoder contamination and collet-chuck failure.