Press Release Summary:
- Designed to mount on fixture bases, plates for high accurate locating and positioning with repeatability of 0.01 mm
- Handle, knob and cam handle styles allow for quick one touch handle operation for precision locating and fastening
- Hex style ball-lock locators provide up to 1011 lbs. of clamping force
Original Press Release:
Flex Locators Combine Fastening and Precision Locating in a Single Operation
Fraser, MI -- Imao-Fixtureworks offers a complete lineup of Flex Locators that fasten and locate in a single operation for quick change applications -- without the use of tools. Flex Locators provide fast and accurate fixture changes, mounting the same fixture on different machines, machining from five sides on one fixture, and quick fixture setup.
Flex Locator System consists of tapered pins and receiving bushings. In combination, these parts are designed to be mounted on fixture bases and plates to allow for highly accurate locating and positioning with repeatability of 0.01 mm. Fastener-receptacle pairs replace nut-and-bolt assembly so that operators swap out fixture plates and other automation components without the use of tools and with excellent repeatability.
The Flex Locator products are ideal for applications where there is frequent disassembly or changeover, including pallet or fixture plates for machining.
Handle, Knob and Cam handle styles allow for quick one touch handle operation for precision locating and fastening. Hex style ball-lock locators provide up to 1011 lbs. of clamping force in addition to precision locating. Fixtureworks also offers basic solutions for locating, including easy-to-use Blind-style and Through-style locators.
For automated control, Air Flex locators are available. These air assisted locators allow for remote-control activation and simultaneous release of multiple locators.
In addition to Flex locators, Fixtureworks offers a wide range of work locators, positioning pins, ball locking pins, One Touch Fasteners, and more.
Specifications, CAD models, pricing and ordering are available online at www.fixtureworks.com. Customers can also request a quote or technical product assistance.
Imao is known for its innovative One Touch Clamps, One Touch Fasteners, and Flex Locators, all of which are operated with no tools for quick changeover. Fixtureworks offers a complete lineup of workholding grippers, fixture clamps, material handling rollers and bumpers, quick release pins, adjustable handles, and a variety of machine components.