A new lineup of Kurt workholding products will be exhibited at WESTEC 2012.
Designed with Kurt's AngLock feature to reduce part lift, the new MaxLock vise is designed to hold parts with maximum rigidity for close tolerance repeatability in all axes. It clamps parts for continuous 5-axis cutting motion of complex pockets, sculptured and contoured surfaces and intricate 3D features with repeatable, high precision accuracy, the company said.
MaxLock delivers up to 7,000 lbs. clamping force at 40 lbs. of input torque. It features 0.625" stroke with minimum jaw opening of 0.15" to a maximum 15.5" with various screw lengths.
"Kurt's new PinLock system makes attaching and removing fixtures, subplates and vises from machining centers precise, fast and easy," said a Kurt spokesperson. "Exclusive helical extraction design aids in overcoming binding in side load conditions and enhances removal in any application.
"PinLock system consists of high precision pins, bushings and liners that provide locating repeatability up to .0005 inch. It can handle fixture plate thickness of 0.75 to 2.00 inches. The PinLock is a suitable addition to Kurt grid plates, caged modular tombstones and vise adaptor plates.
"Kurt swing clamps, valves and pumps can be configured into an ideal workholding system for a single machining center or a multi-pallet cell with multiple machines," the spokesperson said. "The system is designed to increase productivity and reduce labor costs and scrap while improving part quality.
"Providing from 475 to 6,000 lbs. clamping force with a maximum pressure of 5,000 PSI, Kurt's single cylinder design actuates both the swing and clamping cycle in one continuous motion. Kurt's hydraulic pump has a peak 127 cu. in. total capacity and provides the appropriate power source for the system."
For more information contact:
Kurt Manufacturing Company
Industrial Products Division
9445 East River Road NW
Minneapolis, MN 55433