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.
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A proprietary grinding process and the application of clamping force exactly where it’s needed ensure secure, concentric gripping with a collet system that can potentially fit every turning machine in a shop.