Towers provide rigid part holding for machining centers.

Press Release Summary:

Compact CarvLock(TM) HD 8-station manual and hydraulic towers have quick-change machinable jaws that mount on ductile iron base. Clamping stations on manual tower produce 5556 lbs of clamping force at 70 lb-ft of torque, with repeatable clamping to .001 in. Hydraulic model produces up to 7800 lb of clamping force. Both are easily converted from manual to hydraulic or vise versa. Manual tower is only 16.875 in. high and comes on 300, 400, 500 or 630 mm bases.

Original Press Release:

Kurt's New "HD" 8-Station Manual And Hydraulic Towers Provide Rigid Part Holding, Small Footprint For All Machining Centers

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Minneapolis, Minnesota: Kurt's HD CarvLock(TM) manual and hydraulic towers feature quick-change machinable jaws that mount on a ductile iron base. These towers provide strength, rigidity and long term accuracy and are ideal for the full range of horizontal machining centers including the smallest versions. Because of their compact size, they also work well on vertical machines that are equipped with indexers.

Clamping stations on the manual tower model produce approximately 5556 lbs. of clamping force at 70 ft lbs. of torque with repeatable clamping to .001 inches. The hydraulic model produces up to 7800 lbs. of clamping force. Both models are easily converted from manual to hydraulic or vise versa. For the hydraulic version, all hydraulic components are housed within the vise and tower body to conserve valuable space on the machine table.

As the most compact, high density vise tower system introduced to date, the HD CarvLock manual tower model is just 16.875 inches high (428.62 mm) and comes on 300, 400, 500 or 630 mm bases. These small footprints reduce spindle travel, part to part, maximizing throughput without compromising holding accuracy.

Additional features include: adjustable preloaded movable jaw for fast part loading on the manual version, fast and easy jaw removal, enclosed vise body keeps out chips and contaminants - makes cleanup fast and easy.

Both manual and hydraulic Kurt HD CarvLock towers come with quick change, machinable jaw block system that includes four sets of 7075 T-6 aluminum jaw blocks or four sets of ductile iron jaw blocks (1.73 inch standard thickness, 2.50 inch optional thickness and a fixture plate).

For more information, call 1-800-328-2565 for FREE brochure, or download it from the Kurt website:

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

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