Modular Tombstones help build high density workholding.

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Available in 2 and 4 face models and 4 different sizes, ToolBlox(TM) modular tombstones are highly rigid, A36 HRS steel and help to attain workpiece immobility and to dampen cutter induced vibration. They accommodate all types of workholding devices including single, double, and multiple station vises, either manual or hydraulic. Bolt holes and dowel patterns are provided on each face for installation and removal of sub-plates and workholding components.



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New ToolBlox(TM) Modular Tombstones Introduced by Kurt Manufacturing Company - They Provide 30-40 Percent Lighter Weight Building Block Modules for Fast Setups and High Density Workholding



Minneapolis, Minnesota: New ToolBlox(TM) modular tombstones in 2 Face and 4 Face models provide lighter weight options for designing and building high density workholding for today's high speed horizontal machining centers.

With a weight of 30-40 percent less than conventional cast iron tombstones, these ToolBlox provide new versatility and reduced cost for modular workholding. Built of rugged A36 HRS steel, they are highly rigid to achieve workpiece immobility and to dampen cutter induced vibration using highest speed spindles.

ToolBlox modular tombstones are designed specifically to accommodate all types of workholding devices, including but not limited to, virtually all model Kurt single station, double station and multiple station vises, either manual or hydraulically actuated. They can handle all types of clamps and modular fixturing including custom workholding devices and hydraulic components. They have bolt holes and dowel patterns on each face for fast installation and removal of sub-plates and workholding components which reduces setup time.

Two different size models of the 2 Face ToolBlox are available, the first with a 400 mm square base and 320 mm wide by 25 inches high mounting faces with estimated weight of 147.9 Kgs/326 lbs. The second model has a 500 mm square base and 400 mm wide by 28 inches high mounting faces with estimated weight of 247.7 Kgs/546 lbs. (Weights include aluminum sub-plates)

Two different size models of the 4 Face ToolBlox are available: the first with a 400 mm square base and 320 mm wide by 25 inches high mounting faces with estimated weight of 111.1 Kgs/245 lbs. The second model has a 500 mm square base and 400 mm wide by 28 inches high mounting faces with estimated weight of 163.8 Kgs/361lbs. (Weights include aluminum sub-plates)

Kurt also offers a variety of ToolBlox sub-plates available in A36 HRS steel or 6061 T6 aluminum for use on the ToolBlox modular tombstones. These sub-plates have optional hole patterns and/or keyways, are precision ground to ± .001 and are doweled for fast bolting to ToolBlox tombstones. Kurt vises may be permanently mounted to these sub-plates for fast and easy setup changes on milling machines.

See at www.kurtworkholding.com
Or call 1-800-328-2565 for FREE brochure.
E-mail: workholding@kurt.com

Or write to Kurt Manufacturing Company, Industrial Products Division, 1325 Quincy Street NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413. Fax: 612-623-3902.

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