2707 S Memorial Dr.
Racine, WI 53403 US
Proven performance for workholding applications
Waterford Precision Cycles, Inc. relies on Heinrich Company's pneumatic production vises to keep its bicycle lines running at peak efficiency. Jeff James, Plant Manager, credits Heinrich's DA-2200-SC double-acting self-centering vise with enabling his machinists to quickly change tube size and cutting tools with little effort and virtually no downtime. The vise automatically centers the tubing and holds it in place for precise mitering. A cylinder on each end of the vise actuates both of two opposing jaws. The jaws are tied together by a rack and pinion gear system that allows the vise to be self-centering with an accuracy of 0.001". It is mounted on a movable table with a spindle situated above, which descends to provide a clean, curved cut. A four-way foot treadle valve (45-12CI) activates the vise.
Vise Helps Shop Cut Maintenance Time
According to this shop owner, this vise's locking mechanism, cast iron construction and pass-through space between guide bars easily accommodate his unusual fixture design.
Vises Are An Integral Part Of Custom Bicycle Production
This company's automatic self-centering production vise features jaws that are connected by a concealed gear and rack so that they move together equally on both sides of center.