IMAO Fixtureworks (Fraser, MI) introduces a new mechanical zero-point system for clamping and precision locating in a single operation. With one tightening operation on the side of the base, four-point clamping is achieved by two jaws. The jaws locate and clamp the pins for precise and fast fixture changes, reducing machine downtime during fixture change operations. Specifically:
- The compact Flex Locator Bases are available in 150 mm and 240mm sizes with +/- 0.005 mm repeatability and 2,700 lbs of clamping force.
- It's designed for quick change of pallets, work pieces and vises in 5-axis and vertical machining centers.
- The strong clamping forces allow for heavy duty machining.
- With the pull clamp design, the clamping pins are attached to the underside of the fixture plate, maximizing space on the fixture plate for multiple work pieces.