Leader drills into production benefits
Tamworth-based workholding specialist, Leader Chuck Systems, includes amongst its product portfolio, the advanced range of keyed, keyless and hybrid industrial and medical drill chucks from Llambrich. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Llambrich has been designing and manufacturing drill chucks and machine tool accessories since 1957.
“As a globally-renowned tool chuck manufacturing specialist, Llambrich’s extensive range of industrial and medical products has been specifically developed to meet the varied demands of the precision engineering and medical sectors. Advanced technical and operational development differentiates the company’s products, while the robust build and quality of finish is among the best in the industry,” states Managing Director, Mark Jones.
Llambrich claim to offer the world’s most comprehensive drill chuck programme for the precision engineering and industrial market. Drill chucks range from 0.2 mm to 25 mm diameter and its catalogue details a wide range of drill chucks to suit all kind of drills, from latest generation CNC machine tools and stationary equipment, to portable drills.
As it should be for any tool or workholding device, one of the company’s key product measurements for its drill chucks is concentric run-out. For its SP, SPS and SPX run-out is just 0.04 mm, for the Hexa System it is 0.03 mm, or 0.05 mm for the Hexa Black, with each being individual tested and certified. The company is also a pioneer of the Guarantee of Accuracy for precision keyless chucks, having established this in the 1980s.
Medical ‘INOX’ is Llambrich’s stainless steel chuck programme for surgical instruments. The company manufactures a complete stainless steel drill chuck range for use in manual, power and pneumatic surgical instruments. It is the only drill chuck manufacturer in the world to hold the ISO 13485 certification for medical drill chuck products, and the quality management system ensures products are designed and manufactured for the most demanding medical applications.
Mark Jones concludes: “Llambrich has an unparalleled wealth of drill chuck experience and knowledge, with its latest products being independently verified up to 60,000 rpm. They provide better concentricity and, therefore, reduced vibration which improves spindle life and minimises tool breakage.”