New magnet technology is being scaled and engineered to revolutionize power from lighter weight tools for precise manipulation, positioning and cleaning, and increased safety in welding and fabrication, automation and more.
Using a traditional jig for every type of piece and assembly is complicated and expensive when welding small volumes or high mixes of parts. Why not use a robot with an adaptive gripper to feed a welding robot? This could replace most of the templates currently used by adapting to any part size and shape and holding them firmly while welding.
TRD Manufacturing uses flexible workholding fixtures from AME that hold 56 different block sizes, offer quick changeover and can run different parts on each side or run multiple pallet loads of the same part in high production.
Bolt-on trunnion tables from MMS help Indelac Controls reduce setups on Haas VF4 VMCs from six to two and cut cycle time by 40 percent, while delivering a 100 percent ROI in just days.
The pioneers of a wide range of tooling, pallet and automation systems now have more than 100,000 customers in over 60 countries in the tool and die market alone.
Their new Houston Tec-Center is fully equipped for process demonstrations, application support, and repair or service.
Kevin Bennett now leads their sales and marketing operations in North America.
Optical Comparator fixturing from R&R Fixtures allows full capacity to position, stabilize and inspect a part with complete access and viewing circumference around the part.
The ANSI 1,500 lb Flange Adapter Plate from Bluco is precision fixturing for piping weldments that is used to reduce downstream installation times by welding piping assemblies correctly the first time.
M12 plates and components in Modular Fixturing from R&R Fixtures are strong and sturdy for the stability needed to easily and efficiently hold very large, heavy, robust parts, no matter how substantial.