Springfield, OH — Collet pad top jaw systems can convert thru-hole chucks to hold small bar and tube stock. Collet pads can be changed quickly maximizing production time, and the jaws can be adapted to many styles of chucks — making them ideal for special purpose function machining.
A collet pad top jaw system increases a chuck’s range of workholding capabilities, allowing more varied part geometries to be machined with the same jaw system. Full contact of gripping surfaces provides a more stable grip and allows heavier cuts resulting in shorter cycle times.
Changing over to collet pad jaws is easily accomplished and requires just a jaw change. The time required to change jaws and collets is generally accomplished in a few minutes and is much quicker than changing entire chucks which may take up to several hours to complete the changeover. Machinists using collet pad jaws can maximize their chuck capabilities and investment by taking advantage of both chuck and collet pad work including the ability to run material that is hex or square in shape.
Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. offers a complete line of both S-Type and Warner & Swasey type collet pads. Collet pad shapes include round, hex and square with both smooth and serrated gripping surfaces available. The line also includes collet pad top jaws and W&S solid emergency collet pads.
All Dillon Manufacturing products are made in the USA.
Dillon Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures a complete line of standard and custom workholding solutions including chuck jaws, chucks, vises, soft jaws, hard jaws, collet pads and more. They manufacture jaws using 1018, 1045, 4140, 860, A-2, 6061 aluminum, and stainless steel.