Written by Rory Carter on November 16, 2015 in feature News

large Carbon chuckEMUGE manufacture tool systems for machines working in a wide range of industries.  They have been working with CompoTech, to produce a range of graphite composite tool extenders and carbon chuck.

The latest chuck application allows clamping of a fly wheel for machining during production of MAN engines.  The initial development proved very successful due to the lightweight design and low inertia.  This allowed the peak power consumption in accelerating and stopping the spinning of the chuck to be significantly reduced.  As shown in the comparison bellow the power saving per year is 82% over the original chuck or 18,400kWh.  Thats enough energy to power 5 small family homes for a year.

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Comparison of parameters and energy consumption of Composite and steel chuck