OML and Gamba together for the new IMG vice

«We are very pleased with the new IMG clamp, which is meeting with great success on the market. We needed a suitable partner for the production of turned and milled components, to produce a high-quality product. We chose Gamba, with whom we have collaborated for many years. » 

Lorenzo Bergantin
General Manager OML Autoblock
OML Autoblok
Customer Sector Year
OML Autoblok Equipment 2020

IMG is OML's new self-centring mechanical vice for machining with 5-axis machining centres

The vice is equipped with a patented telescopic system, which allows continuous opening and closing movement while keeping the screw completely protected from dirt. With a conversion kit, it is possible to transform IMG from self-centring to fixed point and/or double clamping: 3 types of clamping with a single vice. In the double clamping version, the workpieces do not have to be the same size, thanks to a compensation system. 

IMG vices are equipped with reversible Sintergrip jaws that allow for no pre-machining and a minimal clamping depth (3.5 mm), ensuring secure clamping without deformation of the workpiece.

Gamba manufactures major components to high-quality standards

The two slides, made of 42CrMo4, require extremely tight geometric tolerances to ensure precision and regularity of movement.

They are produced with a 5-axis machining centre using IMG vices which, due to their much higher rigidity compared to the previous generation of vices, allow us to produce the part in a single intake, eliminating the need to grind the sliding surfaces.

By producing the entire part in a single placement, the geometries are perfectly matched to achieve a higher quality in the finished product.

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