The new pneumatic Zero-Point clamping system from Kurt (Minneapolis, MN) runs on existing shop air readily available in every machine shop. The Kurt DockLock Airline system is designed to be a high precision system that reduces set-up time over 90% by rapid change-out of large and small machine fixtures. The Kurt DockLock system features a tapered plug design to aid in positioning and clamping in one easy step even when the pallet has slight tilt. Features include:
- A form-fitting clamping design with self-locking clamp segments and tapered plug design, which creates a powerful, 3-surface contact and lock-down force pulling the plugs all the way into the cylinders. The system design prevents vibration and tilting with the lock-down force not found in other zero point systems.
- A system which is comprised of flanged cylinders, tapered plugs which can be easily incorporated into a machine shops fixturing systems as needed. Or they can be integrated into preconfigured base plates and pallets available from Kurt.
- Air-blast cleaning to remove debris from the flange, compact tapered plug design, mechanical clamp and air unclamping and pallet monitoring ports for adding sensors.