Lexair Appointed Exclusive Importer and Master Distributor for OML's Line of Precision Workholding Devices - Will Exhibit at IMTS

Modular, expandable, quick-change designs include the CIVI 2000 multi-clamping system, Genius and MC vices, the Automatic Positioning System, Vari CLAMP for irregular shapes, tombstones, and others.

Lexington, KY- Lexair, a leading manufacturer of bar feeders, lathe collet chucks, and collet style workholding systems, has been appointed master distributor and exclusive importer of OML workholding devices in the U.S. and Canada. Italy's OML (Officina Meccanica Lombarda S.p.A.) is one of the world's leading designers of quick-change, high-precision workholding systems, such as the Genius vice and CIVI rail system, widely used in 5-axis machining.

OML selected Lexair for the U.S. and Canadian markets because of the company's commitment to expand distribution, engineering support, and inventory in the North American market, according to Lexair Vice President Wes Allen. "We have already expanded our IMTS booth space to exhibit and demonstrate OML's product line, which is a perfect complement to our own," Allen stated. "Lexair has a strong design, engineering, manufacturing and system integration capabilities, with excellent facilities and distribution that make this relationship a perfect fit for both companies. With manufacturing in our region shifting up to greater precision, flexibility and speed, particularly in 5-axis work, the OML systems are ideally positioned to grow."

OML's line of products includes the MC modular clamping system, Vari CLAMP for irregular shapes, the spring-actuated Automatic Position System that locates within 0.0002"/0.005 mm, CIVI multiple clamping systems, tombstones, square chucks, the CAM system of eccentric, self-locking clamp devices and others. OML's unique Genius vice is the first designed for high-precision 5-axis milling on trunion tables. It uses opposing-force screws top and bottom to lock and reinforce jaws that ride on hardened/ground shafts.

For details on the OML line of equipment, see lexairinc.com or call 859-255-5001.

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