Press Release Summary:
Offered in threaded and press fit styles, KippÂ® Spring Plungers are used to locate, stop, align, and hold parts in various applications. Ball and pin type styles, in sizes from 6-32 to 5/8-11 and M3-M24, are available, and spring forces range from 0.34 lb (initial) to 60.7 lb (end). Plungers are offered in steel with black oxide finish or stainless steel, and press fit plungers feature thermoplastic or stainless steel body, both with stainless spring and stainless hardened ball.
Original Press Release:
Spring Plunger Lineup Expanded
Fixtureworks® (Fraser, MI), a leading supplier of workholding components, material handling products, machine tool components and fixturing accessories now offers an expanded lineup of Kipp® Spring Plungers to its offering of workholding and fixturing technologies.
The spring plungers, including both threaded and press fit styles are used to locate, stop, align and hold parts in a variety of applications. They are ideal for use in fixturing applications where pressure is required for accurate positioning; to provide simple 'lock and release' actuation; to apply force that helps to disengage or 'lift' workpieces from workholding devices for easier removal; and to provide spring tension for bumper-type cushioning of parts.
The spring plungers are available in both ball and pin type styles, ranging in size from 6-32 to 5/8-11and in metric (M3-M24). Spring forces range from light (0.34 lb) initial force to heavy (60.7 lb) end force. The plungers are offered in both steel with black oxide finish, or in stainless steel and in an array of lengths. Options include balls and pins made of steel, stainless steel and Delrin® along with various insertion methods including slotted drive, hex socket, and top slot (plunger end) style for use in blind-hole applications. Press fit plungers feature a thermoplastic or stainless steel body; both with stainless spring and stainless, hardened ball.
Besides the Kipp® Spring Plungers, Fixtureworks offers Fairlane® Products full line of grippers, rest pads, Swivots® swivel/pivoting positioning components, Quick Release ball-lock pins, rollers and bumpers; Kipp® rest and riser pads, levers, handles, knobs, and hand wheels; Imao® supports and stops, risers, T-nuts, sliding mounts, springs, supports, grid plates and blocks; OK-Vise® single and double wedge clamp designs; Mitee-Bite® low-profile edge clamps; and Modern Industries mPower(TM) product line which includes quick change precision locating and mounting systems and modular tooling, plates and columns.