What is a Collet Chuck?

  A hydraulic collet chuck is a type of workholding device used in machining operations, particularly in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining. It is designed to securely hold and clamp a workpiece in place during machining processes, providing stability and accuracy. The hydraulic collet chuck consists of three main components: the chuck body, the collet,…

S-Style Collet chucks

The style-S master collet, although originally designed for multi-spindle automatic screw machines, has been adapted for CNC lathes. This style collet chuck uses collet pads. These pads can be changed much quicker than a standard collet, the cost is lower, and the pads require much less storage space. Standard S-pads from Hardinge are hardened and ground…