Machining Center Mounting System features helical extraction design.

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Consisting of high precision pins, bushings, and liners that provide locating repeatability up to ±.005 in., PinLock(TM) System facilitates attachment and removal of fixtures, subplates, and vises from machining centers. Helical extraction design aids in overcoming binding in side load conditions. Precision machined of heat-treated, alloy steel with black oxide finish, liner bushings are available for fixture plate thicknesses of 0.75, 1.00, 1.50, and 2.00 in.

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Kurt Introduces New PinLock(TM) Locating and Mounting System - Makes Attaching and Removing Fixtures, Fixture Plates and Vises Precise and Easy

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Kurt's new PinLock(TM) system makes attaching and removing fixtures, subplates and vises from machining centers precise, fast and easy. It is also ideal for setting up and interchanging multiple pallets for a series of machining centers.

What's unique about Kurt's PinLock is its new helical extraction design. This feature aids in overcoming binding in side load conditions and enhances the removal of the PinLock in any application.

Kurt's PinLock system uses a pin assembly to engage and create a locking force with
line contact, as opposed to other competitive systems that use point contact. The Kurt PinLock system also is interchangeable with competitive ball locking systems.

The PinLock system consists of high precision pins, bushings and liners that provide
locating repeatability up to ±.0005 inch. Manufactured to Kurt's high precision standards, PinLock shanks and bushings are precision machined of heat-treated, alloy steel with a black oxide finish.

PinLock liner bushings are available for fixture plate thickness of 0.75 and 1.00 inch for the 20, 25 and 30 mm sizes. The larger size PinLock liner bushings are available for 0.75, 1.00, 1.50 and 2.00 inch fixture plate thicknesses. Back mount and front mount receiver bushings are available for receiver plate thickness of 0.75 to 2.00 inches.

"The PinLock system provides precision manufacturers with another set of top quality
Kurt accessories for their workholding needs," reports Steve Kane, global sales and marketing manager for Kurt Industrial Products. "The PinLock system is the perfect addition to Kurt grid plates, caged modular tombstones, and vise adapter plates. They provide manufacturers with a time-proven, one-stop source for building modular workholding as needed for quick changeovers and high repeatability."

For more information on the PinLock system, call in USA and Canada, 1-877-226-7823.
Outside USA and Canada, call 1-763-574-8309, or download the brochure from the Kurt

Or write to Kurt Manufacturing Company, Industrial Products Division, 9445 East River
Road NW, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55433. In USA, Fax 1-877-226-7828. Outside USA,
Fax 1-763-574-8313. Email:

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