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SMW Autoblok Introduces New Production Unit and Special Solutions Catalog

By SMW Autoblok Press Release

Wheeling, IL – SMW Autoblok, a manufacturer of rotational chucks, stationary workholding, tooling and custom engineered solutions for the machine tool industry, has opened a new design and manufacturing production unit located in Petacciato, Italy, that is highlighted in a new 50-page Special Solutions catalog.

With over 30 years of automation experience including special equipment and machinery for clamping on machine tools, the SMW-Autoblok Petacciato team designs and manufactures intricate custom workholding solutions that are tailor-made to meet customers specific requirements.


A multi-sectoral and multi-tasking approach allows for the development of very complex and structured solutions characterized by tailoring accuracy, born from the union of expertise in the field of both static and rotating clamping.

“Since the creation of the new unit”, explains Gabriele Massimi, Special Applications Manager of Autoblok Petacciato, “the company has experienced continuous growth by overcoming the initial greatest challenge of making the customer understand that they used to associate the Autoblok name with standard products for rotating clamping on lathes, yet we also deal with static clamping solutions and special solutions that are tailor-made based on the specific needs of the customer.”

The top strengths of Autoblok Petacciato are:

  1. Having multi-tasking experience in the field of mechanics, from part gripping, to machining, assembly, servo, and finally automation.
  2. Bringing our experience of static clamping to rotary and vice versa.
  3. To be able to integrate all the standard products of the group.

Read more about SMW-Autoblok Petacciato and the steps on how they approach project workflow in their newest Special Solutions catalog where you can also view completed workholding projects for diverse industries including: automotive, OCTG, industrial equipment, off-highway, and aerospace.

Download the Special Solutions catalog here.

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