SELF-CENTERING PNEUMATIC CNC VISES

AUTOMATE YOUR PRECISION WORKHOLDING

75MM SELF-CENTERING AIR VISES

Our 75mm Compact Self-Centering Pneumatic Vises are the perfect solution to automate your workholding, or even just run hundreds of repeat components quickly. Thanks to a powerful spring integrated into the vise body, parts are retained with nearly 1,000 lbs of force, even if air pressure is lost. These vises are made entirely out of precision-ground steel and machined stainless-steel components.

FEATURES

  1. Spring Retention Holds Parts Even If Air is Lost
  2. Fully-Adjustable Hard Jaws Hold Variety of Part Sizes
  3. Fully Steel and Stainless-Steel Construction
  4. 0.0008" Repeatability
  5. Available with Rotary Bases

$1,949 (Standard Base)

75 & 100MM SELF-CENTERING AIR VISES

100MM SELF-CENTERING AIR VISES

Our 100mm Self-Centering Pneumatic Vises are the perfect solution to automate your workholding, or even just run hundreds of repeat components quickly. Thanks to a powerful spring integrated into the vise body, parts are retained with nearly 1,000 lbs of force, even if air pressure is lost. These vises are made entirely out of precision-ground steel and machined stainless-steel components.

FEATURES

  1. Spring Retention Holds Parts Even If Air is Lost
  2. Fully-Adjustable Hard Jaws Hold Variety of Part Sizes
  3. Fully Steel and Stainless-Steel Construction
  4. 0.0008" Repeatability
  5. Available with Rotary Bases

$2,049 (Standard Base)

75 & 100MM SELF-CENTERING AIR VISES

150MM SELF-CENTERING AIR VISES

Our 150mm Self-Centering Pneumatic Vises are the perfect solution to automate your workholding, or even just run hundreds of repeat components quickly. Thanks to a powerful spring integrated into the vise body, parts are retained with nearly 1,000 lbs of force, even if air pressure is lost. These vises are made entirely out of precision-ground steel and machined stainless-steel components.

FEATURES

  1. Spring Retention Holds Parts Even If Air is Lost
  2. Extra-Large Size for Holding a Wide Variety of Components 
  3. Fully Steel and Stainless-Steel Construction
  4. 0.0008" Repeatability
  5. Available with Rotary Bases

$3,349 (150mm)

150MM SELF-CENTERING AIR VISES

ROTARY CNC AIR VISES

Our Rotary Air Vises are the premier solution for automated pneumatic workholding on fourth and fifth axis rotary platters. Pair them with our line of Rotary Unions to allow infinite rotation without tangling your air lines.

FEATURES

  1. Bottom Air Pass-Through Directs Lines through Center Bore
  2. Sweet-Spot Size Holding a Wide Variety of Components 
  3. Fully Steel and Stainless-Steel Construction
  4. 0.0008" Repeatability

$2,249 (75mm) or
$3,349 (100mm)

Rotary CNC Air Vises

 INSTANT SOLENOID KIT

Our Instant Solenoid Kit gives your machine-controllable M-codes in a matter of minutes. Controls two integrated solenoids and can also be manually actuated with the optional Manual Control Pendant.

FEATURES

  1. Two 5-Way Solenoids Integrated in Base Unit
  2. Instant M-Code Control for Two Devices
  3. Mounts Magnetically to Machine
  4. Works with Any CNC or Robot
  5. Optional Manual Control Pendant

$449 (No Pendant) or
$789 (with Pendant)

 INSTANT SOLENOID KIT

FAQs

Pneumatic Vises, also known as CNC Pneumatic Vises, Air Vises, or Precision Pneumatic Self Centering Vises, are an automated form of workholding used to hold workpieces during the machining process. The machining process requires precise, repeatable, and incredibly rigid holding capacity to hold a wide variety of parts.

The biggest benefit of Pneumatic CNC Vises is how easy they are to automate. Automated Machine Tending solutions typically already have a wide array of solenoids and air control, so Pneumatic Vises are the go-to choice in CNC Machine Tending Automation systems. In addition to customers using our Pneumatic Self-Centering Air Vises for Spindle Gripper Machine Tending Automation Systems, we also have countless customers using these vises with cobot systems, robot systems, machine cells, and even to streamline manual loading.

These air vises have fully-adjustable clamping force, and are easily adjusted by simply regulating the inlet air supply on the “Clamp” air inlet on the vise. Refer to the Spec-Sheet in the Downloads section of this page for a graph showing how air pressure is linearly correlated with clamping force.

The biggest single advantage of Pneumatic Vises over traditional workholding is how quickly they can be clamped and unclamped. With the flip of a switch, parts can be instantly clamped and unclamped with near-perfect repeatability. Another huge advantage is that, unlike human operators tightening regular vises, Pneumatic Vises clamp with the same clamping force every single cycle.

Gimbel Automation Self-Centering Air Vises have two key differences from other solutions on the market: (1) our Self-Centering Air Vises have an all-steel construction, and (2) the moving top of our air vises is fully serrated, enabling the hard jaws with matching serrations to be adjusted to any size in a few seconds. This means that there is no need for you to buy and machine unique soft jaws for each part you manufacture for your first operation. Instead, use the adjustable hard jaws for your first operation and machine second jaws only for second-op workholding as you need them.