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Eastec October 19-21, 2021. Booth #5508

Northfield Eastec Stand 5508

We are excited to be part of the Eastec Manufacturing and Technology event and hope you are too.

Spread over three days with Keynotes, Industry Networking Sessions and 400+ exhibitors showcasing new products and services to keep your business moving forward, it looks set to be a great show.

We are particularly looking forward to the ‘Smart Manufacturing’ presentation with Dr. Stephan Biller., Discussing how small and medium sized manufacturers can deploy smart manufacturing technologies and achieve digital transformation goals.

Northfield Team Exhibition Stand

Expect a warm welcome at the show. Here are just some of the products that we will have on display…

Pressure Lok™

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The Pressure-Lok™ air chuck is charged with air by a special handle and holds air pressure for 3 weeks. Ideally implemented in machining operations that do not have access to a continuous air supply. The quick connect fitting is compatible with all Northfield chucks and the air pressure can be altered between 5 & 80 P.S.I..

 

Balancing Chucks

Northfield Balancing Chucks

Northfield is the world’s premier manufacturer of ultra-precision balance chucks for prop shafts. These chucks feature the highest accuracy, shortest hung mass, highest rpm, and fastest most accurate changeover in chucks that weigh less than half that of our competitors.

 

Custom Projects

Model Big Red Custom Chuck
Machining close tolerance power tool parts Simultaneous use of customs chucks
  • We can customise any of our chucks to meet your specific needs. Check out some of our recent custom projects here.

 

Classic Products

  • Northfield Collet Chucks provide simple work holding applications for a variety of part sizes that require a significant amount of clamp force.
  • Northfield Precision Air Chucks, also known as sliding jaw chucks, are the benchmark for high precision quality, efficient, and easy to use air chucks.
  • Northfield Diaphragm Chucks are the most accurate chucks in the world and are the fastest to open and close out of all of the chuck types

 

We are on stand #5508 in Building 5 ‘Better Living Center’. We look forward to welcoming you.

If you would like to grab some time with an engineer at the show. Just hit contact to let us know you are coming.

 

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Custom Automotive Diaphragm Chuck - Plastic Top Tooling

Northfield 3-jaw, 5” Diaphragm Chuck (DPH-500) with custom plastic top tooling
Northfield 3-jaw, 5” Diaphragm Chuck (DPH-500) with custom plastic top tooling

Customer Brief

Our customer is a heavy duty fuel pump and injector systems manufacturer. They requested a method to accurately grip their small (.098” OD) fuel injector plungers without marking them.

Challenge

Chuck close up, with part and custom stop.

The tip of their part must rest in a carbide seat, ground central to the chuck. This requires the special part stop.

Northfield Solution

Northfield 3-jaw, 5” Diaphragm Chuck (DPH-500) with custom plastic top tooling, disassembled view with part.

The jaws are made from a special, highly abrasion-resistant, engineered plastic. Designed to withstand repeated clamping with minimum wear. The bore diameter gripping the part yields an accuracy and repeatability of more than 50millionths” TIR total runout to the chuck’s center line.

Do you have a similar part? Then get in touch and see how we can help.

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Custom Full Wrap Jaws

Custom clamping jaws, developed for a vertical machining environment. A Northfield 650 air chuck has been adapted to work with custom jaws.

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The ‘pie’ shaped top jaws provide a full wrap clamping around the work piece. This project also includes a custom spring loaded locating pin assembly. Designed to orient the customer’s workpiece allowing fast and accurate change over.

Can we do the same for you? Reach out and an engineer will be in touch to collaborate on your next project.

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Northfield Pressure-LokTM Chucking System

Our recent product introduction, the Northfield Pressure-Lok TM Chucking System is an air chucking system that works without the air tubes and hoses. Video Below ⬇.

Northfield Pressure Lok Chuck
Northfield Pressure Lok Chuck

The Pressure-LokTM air chuck once charged with air pressure can hold pressure for up-to 3 weeks! Ideally implemented in machining operations that do not have access to a continuous supply of air.

The quick connect fitting is compatible with all Northfield chucks. The air pressure can be altered between 5 & 80 P.S.I. to adjust the grip force as required, improving the flexibility offered by spring clamping alone.

Northfield Pressure Lok Chuck
Our model 450 (3-Jaw) Air chuck with .0001 T.I.R.

Email sales@northfield.com to learn more.

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Pitch-line Gear Chucks

Introducing the series of pneumatic actuated pitch-line gear chucks.

 

Helical Gear Chuck
Helical Gear Chuck

Spur Gear Chuck
Spur Gear Chuck

How can we help you?

These two chucks are 7-inch diaphragm chucks. For multiple gear sizes, chucks can be provided with interchangeable cages and top jaws.

How do we do it?

We attach a custom designed axial locator cage to a standard chuck. This contains a series of floating gage pins in a flexible mounting. Then, we load the gear over the pins into the chuck. The jaws clamp over the pins to center and grip the gear providing a “best fit” centerline of the pitch diameter.

 

Pitch line gear chucks can be provided in sizes from 3-inch to 12-inch diameter, sliding jaw or diaphragm models and can be applied to spur or helical gear applications.

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Northfield Precision - How can we help?

5 Minutes with Charles Florio Northfield Sales & Darryl Celli Senior Applications Engineer

How can we help?

Charles Florio, part of the US based Northfield sales team, and Darryl Celli, one of Northfields Senior application engineers, share their insights about how Northfield can help solve your work holding needs.

 

Thank you for taking the time. You are the first port of call for Northfield customers, tell us about the most common questions?

Charles…

When starting new project it’s common to discuss similar experiences related to the customers business and to introduce the product range. At Northfield Precision we have two main product areas.

  1. Our standard high precision range of: Air, Diaphragm and Collet chucks. These are always available, in a range of sizes, for immediate order. Just give us a call. (516) 431 1112
  2. Custom applications and unique products are our second speciality Check out our custom projects for some ideas.

Northfield has over 50 years of hands-on experience working across multiple industries on a global scale. At Northfield Precision we excel at automotive, aerospace, and medical applications.

 

Darryl…

We can adapt any of our chucks to custom and very specific situations, for example, high precision finishing work with pneumatic clamping pressure. All we need is your machine specification or a technical drawing. Drop us a line sales@northfield.com or call (516) 431 1112

 

Why should Northfield Precision be your preferred work holding provider?

Darryl…

Repeatability is one common question. Our standard Air Chucks offer .0001 T.I.R. repeatability, best in class. Combined with our world leading precision and accuracy, this is where Northfield really sets itself apart from the competition.

 

Charles…

Firstly, it is always our goal to completely understand the customer and their requirements before getting to work. This ensures we deliver the best possible product.

I always begin the conversation by discussing the exact application.

  • “What is the part material (metal, ceramic or glass).”
  • “Will the chuck be used in a turning or grinding environment?”
  • “What type of machine will the chuck be used on?”

Finally, our custom specialities are best at high precision finishing work, and we excel at providing solutions that require light clamping pressure. Our chucks allow the pressure to be fine-tuned by the end user and is possible because of our extensive experience delivering pneumatic solutions.

 

We are always on hand to discuss your project and answer any questions.

Contact Northfield sales@northfield.com or call (516) 431 1112