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Kurt’s DockLock zero-point workholding system is designed for quick alignment and setup of parts on horizontal and vertical machining centers. The workholding system is said to deliver high-quality finishes and reduce setup time while delivering repeatable positioning accuracy ranging to ±0.0002" on a typical setup.
A user can locate or remove the workholding from a machine and move it offline or to another machine using this system. Once positioned, the workholding remains immobile. A specially designed collet connection provides vibration damping in the workholding setup.
The DockLock system is available in pneumatic and hydraulic models, and can be ordered in standard, automatic and heavy-duty models for a variety of applications. The hydraulic DockLock Safe 20 model features a hydraulic-actuated locking cylinder that aligns and locks a vise or fixture with a clamp-down force of 12,456 newtons per locking cylinder, with a retention force of 40,033 newtons per locking cylinder. The Safe 30 model has a clamp-down force of 20,000 newtons and a retention force of 60,000 newtons. The Safe 50 model has a clamp-down force of 30,000 newtons and a retention force of 90,000 newtons.
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