Problem Solvers for Thin-Walled Parts
Hydra-Lock’s most recent innovations in hydraulic work-holding technology are our Conform-A Products including our Conform-A-Chuck® and Conform-A-Arbor®. These revolutionary new work-holding products utilize Hydra-Fibre®, a special plastic material with the ability to hold an out-of-round part effectively without rounding it up. Hydra-Fibre® conforms to the part, giving it a good memory, high coefficient of friction, excellent wear characteristics and allowing for levels of expansion up to .125” (depending on size).
Conform-A-Chuck® and Conform-A-Arbor® are designed for OD or ID applications. They grip the diameter firmly for machining operations like boring, honing or grinding without squeezing and deforming the workpiece round, making them the perfect work-holding solution for thin-walled parts, such as:
- Automotive smog control air pump rotors
- Gas turbine parts
- Thin-wall tubing
- Cylinder liners for all engine types, including: Farm Equipment, Locomotives and Trucks
- Missile components
Because Conform-A-Arbor® can be customized to meet individual requirements, it can produce a bell-mouthed, straight or choke condition at the flange end.