The ROTA NCX, a power lathe chuck from SCHUNK, Morrisville, S.C., features a quick jaw change system and a large through-hole, according to a Feb. 17 announcement from the company. Optimized with reduced-weight, the ROTA NCX is described by the company as an essential upgrade over conventional lathe chucks.
“Upgrading to the ROTA NCX is more straightforward than ever as it fits perfectly on machines that are equipped with short stroke cylinders,” the company explained. “It can replace conventional lathe chucks easily, even as easy as using the internal parts of an existing chuck such as the same draw tube adapter, adapter plate and retaining ring. With the ROTA NCX, a jaw set can be changed out with a repeat accuracy of 0.02mm, while decreasing set up time by up to 80 percent.”