The Kostyrka Universal Holding Fixture (UHF) Offers a Highly Flexible Way to Reduce Costs


Menomonee Falls, WI - The Kostyrka UHF is a highly flexible chucking device that can be adapted to several hundred different individual workpiece supports. It is ideal for aerospace applications, the manufacture of body components in the automotive industry, measuring technology applications and in many areas of metrology.

Whenever a workpiece changeover takes place, the universal device is adjusted to the new component by the repositioning of it's supporting and clamping elements making it ideal for the manufacture of free-form components which often involves workpiece-configured jigs and fixtures that are arranged exclusively for a specific workpiece geometry. The UHF eliminates the need to replace the whole fixture whenever a new workpiece is positioned and clamped in place for processing. The compact configuration, modular concept, flexibility, high precision, high load capacity, simple maintenance and demonstrated reliability differentiate the UHF from competitors.

The absolute precision of the UHF is especially impressive. It allows the positioning of the individual UHF elements with a precision to within 0.005 mm and repeating accuracy to within 0.002 mm. This precision also applies to thin-walled or unstable workpieces and for components that were previously difficult to clamp using conventional methods.

If there is a major change to fixture requirements, the modular fixture design allows it to be extended at any time. The replacement of individual elements or components is likewise possible without a major cost outlay.

Euro-Tech Corporation

Since 1993, Euro-Tech Corporation has represented unique European-made gages, tooling products such as arbors, chucks, drills, taps, measurement systems and accessories. Euro-Tech also offers the state-of-the-art PG 1000 Cutting Tool Inspection System and the Pinhead Flexible Fixturing Systems for CMMs. Both are manufactured in the U.S.

Euro-Tech products are used to make manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, small engine, medical and wind power industries more productive. The company is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI where a highly skilled team is committed to the continuous development of state-of-the-art solutions.

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