Workholding & Machine Tool Components @ IMTS 2012


Fixtureworks® (Fraser, MI), a leading supplier of workholding components, material handling products, machine tool components and fixturing accessories will showcase its extensive clamping, gripping, locating, positioning, and support products at Booth W-1686 during IMTS 2012, September 10-15, 2012, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. The display of products to be shown demonstrates the ability for OEMs, machine, forming and fabricating shops to design and build application-specific fixtures with the economics and quick availability of standard, off-the-shelf parts and hardware-all from a single-source.

The exhibit will feature the company's full lineup of manual clamps from Imao®, OK-Vise® and Mitee-Bite®. Clamps that provide quick and secure fastening for repetitive machining operations and are ideal for easy load/unload of workpieces. They come in a variety of sizes from heavy-duty to mini, clamping-force options from as little as 2 to over 2,200 lb. and configurations that include swing, pull, snap, hook, toe and side. These retractable clamps are durable alloy steel; heat treated with a black oxide finish and are ideal for quick clamping operations.

Also featured in the exhibit will be Fairlane® Products full line of grippers, rest pads, Swivots® swivel/pivoting positioning components, Quick Release ball-lock pins, rollers and bumpers. Included in the Fairlane Products line up are the new Abrasive Diamond Surface and Sof-Top grippers, The Abrasive Diamond grippers come with a surface comparable to 100-grit sandpaper bonded permanently to a stainless steel pad provides excellent non-slip gripping on smooth or slippery surfaces with minimal clamping force and surface marking.

While the non-marking, non-staining Sof-Top grippers feature a bubbled urethane surface that provides for superior non-slip grip. The "bubbled" texture of the urethane top offers firm holding and allows air to escape so no suction is created between the contact surface and the top of the rest pad as it is compressed.

In addition, also on exhibit will be Kipp® spring plungers, 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.

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