System Enables Machining of Multiple Parts Per Load
Machining center utilization improves significantly using the new Kurt PinLock system. It enables machining of multiple parts per load while reducing setup time. The PinLock is a pre-engineered system for precisely locating, attaching and removing fixtures, subplates and vises on a single or a series of machining centers. Users report up to 80 percent improvement of machine utilization when using the PinLock system. It reduces part changeover time, reduces cycle time, eliminates previous load/unload time, and increases overall product throughput.
What’s unique about Kurt’s PinLock is its new helical extraction design and pin feature. This feature aids in overcoming binding in side load conditions and enhances the removal of the PinLock in any application. The pin feature adds “line contact” (as opposed to “point contact” with competitive systems), which gives a larger clamping surface and holds the clamping force constant throughout the entire machining cycle. The PinLock system is also interchangeable with competitive ball locking systems.
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