Bolt-on trunnion tables help reduce part handling

April 25, 2013

The Stallion 9\20 and 9\23 tables allow users to exploit the rotary fourth-axis capability of horizontal and vertical machining centers. The bolt-on trunnions are work-ready out of the box, with standard-sized models designed for the most commonly used models of Kurt vises, including the DL675, DL688, DL640, and all high-density models.

The workholders help reduce part handling and allow more parts to be loaded and machined on more sides. The trunnion fixtures are engineered to bolt on to any machine’s rotary indexer, allowing operators to mill, drill, tap, and contour up to three sides of a part in one setup without special fixtures. Heavily ribbed cast-iron construction provides high rigidity and durability, the company states.

The tables have outboard supports customized to the centerline of a machine’s indexer. The 9- by 20-in. model holds a single 6-in. vise, while the 9- by 23-in. model holds a double- or single-station 6-in. vise. Both incorporate a through-hole for the vise handle. The 9\23 also is available in double-sided and quick-change versions.