TDG Clamping Solutions is a Spanish company with more than 100 years of experience in the design and manufacture of large diameter manual and automatic lathe chucks and clamping solutions.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

TDG Clamping Solutions: Thanks to the combination of new technologies, a highly-skilled product design and development team and over 100 years’ experience, TDG can provide agile and innovative solutions to manufacturing challenges in highly demanding sectors such as energy, shipbuilding, railways, aeronautics or aerospace, among others.

E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products?

TDG Clamping Solutions: Since the beginning of 2.021 and after 2 years of development, TDG has launched a complete new product range of pallet exchangers in medium-large sizes. This new product is perfect for preparing work queues on site with very small space, giving the machine autonomy without an operator.

We have great expectations of growth thanks to this new product

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

TDG Clamping Solutions: We are focusses in medium-large sizes and customized solutions.

Of course, we already have our standard product starting from 200mm manual scroll chuck but every year our product range grows in diameter, being our largest reference, a power chuck of 7 meters.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

TDG Clamping Solutions: We deliver in the five continents. This has helped us to overcome the covid crisis with great solvency because while some markets have fallen by up to 50%, others have remained and we have even been able to grow thanks to some large special projects and orders of the new product, the pallet exchanger.

In 2020 we have grown 18% compared to 2019 thanks to a plant improvement plan that we have recently implemented.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

TDG Clamping Solutions: The market has improved since the beginning of the year, with some ups and downs but always growing. We are quite optimistic that the end of the year will be especially good.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

TDG Clamping Solutions: Right now, our most innovative product is the pallet exchanger. A product that, in the dimensions that TDG is capable of manufacturing, is difficult to find on the market.

At the same time, we are on the last stage of the development of the TDGsmartchuck, an intelligent chuck, with sensorized jaws, perfect to integrate in lathes with 4.0 technology. We introduce a first prototype in EMO19 in Hannover, and we are very close to the serial production.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021?

TDG Clamping Solutions: It must be taken into account that in 2020 TDG grew by 18% while the sector fell by more than 20%, so we prefer to be prudent and aim for growth of 10-15%.