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Stevens’ locator capsules are permanently installed in holding fixtures for attachment and repeatable location on base surfaces. This reduces time that could be lost in rounding up and installing loose hardware for mounting and locating holding fixtures, the company says. Two captured dowels, which are mounted in the fixture, are inserted into a precision bushing or bored hole in the base surface. Captured screws are threaded into tapped holes in the base surface to secure the fixture. When fully inserted, locator capsules lie flush with the working surface of the fixture to avoid cutter path interference. The system allows quick setup changes and provides accurate and repeatable location, the company says.
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