An entire world of efficient tool change.

Chain magazine

We offer chain magazines that can be modified to suit the most diverse installation spaces.

  • The greatest benefit to you: can be modified to almost any internal space or external contour of tool machines
  • built narrow for integrated magazines with high tool quantities
  • cost-efficient for the requirement of up 180 heavy tools
  • super-fast change when using a chain as a back-up magazine in combination with a disc as a working magazine

Our variants

  • Plate link chains – heavy-duty, reliable and modifiable to almost any situation
    Workhorse in combination with angled or straight guide
  • carriage chains – fast and variable
    Mounting via tool taper or tool group

Continuous further-development and improvements are our trade marks

  • plastic chains - cost-efficient with and without flap function
  • active chains - for difficult situations
  • as a pick-up or with change unit with gripper
  • also with indexing

Our innovations

  • meandering chain with and without flap function (patented)
  • the 3D chain
  • optimisation of the polygon effect with ktc software

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Chain magazine on film

Examples

Meander shape chain magazine with folding chain links and cam gear unit - our space miracle

Example

ATC 122 / SK40 K - M

Tool standard

SK40 (also available for tool types with SK50, HSK63 and HSK100)

Tool diameter

fully occupied: max. 85 mm

with free adjacent pocket: max. 165 mm

Tool weight

max. 7 kg

Total weight of all tools

max. 500 kg

Moment of tool tilt

max. 10 Nm

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Meander shape chain magazine on film

L-shaped chain magazine, with a four-point gripper for a double-spindled machine, alternatively with disc as removable magazine

A servo actuated disc can also be used as an alternative to the four-point gripper. For two-spindle machines with two discs.

Fastest change times with single cycling!

Example

ATC 73 / HSK-A63 K - Ü, H

Magazine capacity

73 pockets

Tool standard

HSK-A63

Tool diameter

fully occupied: max. 105 mm

Tool length

max. 300 mm

Tool weight

max. 12 kg

Load

max. 500 kg

Moment of tool tilt

max. 10 Nm

Chain magazine with angled guide and change unit for loading into a horizontal and/or vertical machine spindle

Example

ATC 80 / SK50 K - WF, H/V

Magazine capacity

up to 120 pockets

Tool standard

SK50

Tool diameter

fully occupied: max. 125 mm

with free adjacent pocket: max. 300 mm

Tool length

max. 500 mm

Tool weight

max. 30 kg

Moment of tilt

max. 60 Nm

Tool change system executed as a double plate link chain magazine

Example

ATC 2 x 100 / HSK-A100 K - MA, H

Magazine capacity

2 x 100 = 200 pockets

Tool standard

HSK-A100

Chain pitch

140 mm

Tool diameter

max. 250 mm

Tool length

max. 900 mm

Tool weight

max. 35 kg

Moment of tool tilt

max. 85 Nm

Load

max. 1500 kg per magazine

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Plate link chain magazine on film

Tool change system with one chain magazine and two change units for a portal milling machine

Cost-efficient, compact tool change system with plastic chain links and a mechanical "clamp" gripper.

Example

ATC 50 / HSK-A63K – 2 x HU, V

Magazine capacity

50 pockets (up to 80 pockets possible)

Tool standard

HSK-A63

Chain pitch

127 mm

Tool weight

max. 10 kg

L/U-shaped pick-up chain magazine for horizontal machining centres

In this case, executed for 4-spindle machine.

Example

ATC 100 / HSK-A63 K – PU, H

Magazine capacity

100 pockets

Tool standard

HSK-A 63

Chain pitch

120 mm

Tool weight

max. 8 kg

Moment of tool tilt

max. 12 Nm

Universal chain magazine as an oval-shaped pick-up

Example

ATC 33 / HSK-A63 K - PU, V

Magazine capacity

33 pockets

Tool standard

HSK-A63

Tool diameter

fully occupied: max. 95 mm

with free adjacent pocket: max. 150 mm

Tool length

max. 250 mm

Tool weight

max. 10 kg

Moment of tilt

max. 10 Nm

Minimum set-up area – the 3D magazine

The space-saving solution for perfect modification to suit the machine. Horizontal and vertical expansion, with and without change unit.

Example

ATC 60 / HSK-A63

Magazine capacity

60 pockets (other pocket quantities are possible)

Tool standard

HSK-A63

Chain pitch

120 mm

Tool weight

max. 10 kg

Moment of tool tilt

max. 10 Nm

Chain speed

max. 25 m/min

Pocket to pocket cycle time

approx. 0.6 sec

Chain magazine for up to 350 bottle preforms