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The Stark zero-point mounting system from Carr Lane Roemheld is said to reduce fixturing setup time. The comprehensive system utilizes clamping components and insertion nipples, which provide an immediate zero-point orientation for faster and more accurate fixture setup and change. Existing fixtures can be adapted to the system, which enables accurate positioning and repeatability; fast payback; increased fixture life; and increased productivity, the company says. Several variations are available, from single parts to complex systems.
Editor PickNew Workholding Setup, Machining Orientation Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.