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Automatic Tool Change


Automatic Tool Change (ATC) spindle designs are available from 0.4 to 40 hp with speeds up to 40,000 rpm. These spindles are high-performance designs, very suitable for applications on machines working wood, plastic, aluminium, light alloy, steel, glass and marble. ATC spindle designs can be integrated to automated tool change systems to provide faster tool changes and increased productivity. ATC spindles feature a taper tool interface and use "preset" cutting tools secured by a powered drawbar clamping the tool holder in the spindle taper. Tool changes may be automated through machine programming or hand-loaded using a manual push button.

PDS ATC spindles feature the DynaLOC™ patent pending pneumatic mechanical clamping system. This system can be configured for a variety of tool tapers and sizes. DynaLOC™ clamping is only available in HSK series tool interface.


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Manual Tool Change


Manual Tool Change spindle designs are available from 0.4 to 40 hp in speeds up to 40,000 rpm. This type of spindle features a spring collet-type tool retention system. The clamping system uses a collet nut to compress a collet and secure the tool in the tool holder. Tool setup is done ‘manually’ at the machine.

Collet clamping system offer excellent tool rigidity at lower speeds and are less expensive to maintain. From a machining viewpoint PDS Manual Tool Change spindles deliver high-performance and widely used for applications on machines working wood, plastic, aluminium, light alloy, glass and marble. These spindles are suitable for milling, boring, routing, grinding, polishing, debur, and more.


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Custom Spindles


PDS is an industry leader in precision high-speed spindle designs offering hundreds of standard models in electric and belt-driven configurations. World-class engineering and group technology focused design is key to PDS success. This strategy allows PDS to engineer a custom spindle to your precise application and needs, at a competitive price, and with quick delivery.

For details contact the PDS Application Group.


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Spindle Accessories


Count on PDS for all your spindle needs. PDS can provide and optimize your complete spindle package by pre-programming your VFD, provide cable harness assemblies, and a wide range of tooling for your application. PDS offers options.

PDS is proud to offer the Yaskawa brand of Variable Frequency Drives.


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ADE HSK-C Series



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ADE Double-End Bl Series



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ADE Standard Series



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Giordano Colombo MTC



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