MultiGrip Base and Top Jaws
VersaBuilt’s MultiGrip Base Jaws and Top Jaws work together and are the most popular jaw system we sell. The Base Jaws and Top Jaw system provides better part holding and reduces the cost to integrate new parts for automation. Most VersaBuilt customer’s use a single set of MultiGrip Base Jaws per vise and swap in Top Jaws as needed for each application.
MultiGrip Base Jaws include three interfaces:
- MultiGrip Vise Interface
- MultiGrip Gripper Interface
- Top jaw Interface
The MultiGrip Vise Interface allows the jaws to be accurately and securely held by the vise simply by clamping on the MultiGrip Base Jaws. The MultiGrip Gripper Interface allows a robot with the VersaBuilt MultiGrip Gripper to unload the MultiGrip Base jaws from a vise, pick, place or transfer parts and then load the MultiGrip Base jaws back to the vise for processing. The Top Jaw interface allows part-specific soft jaws or VersaBuilt Universal Jaw accessories to be snapped into place as dictated by the automation application.
MultiGrip Base Jaws can be hand-loaded by an operator or robot loaded in a MultiGrip-based automation system. A MultiGrip Load Tool is available separately to ease hand-loading of MultiGrip Base Jaws on a MultiGrip vise.
MultiGrip Base Jaws are available in OD and ID clamping versions. MultiGrip Top Jaws are available in OD and ID versions, 1”, 1.5” and 2” thickness and oversized. OD Top Jaws include an aluminum 1/8” spacer used to machine jaw pocket. ID jaws require an ID clamping fixture available separately.