Kurt Manufacturing Co.
Industrial Products Division
Please visit: Kurt Manufacturing Co.
9445 E River Rd. NW
Minneapolis, MN 55433 US
Kurt Is Your One Stop Advanced Technology Solutions Provider.
Kurt provides a full line of innovative products including: Vises, 5 Axis Schenke Clamping System, Workholding Systems, ToolBlox, Custom Workholding Systems, Fixtures, Zero-Point Workholding, Custom Gaging Systems, Precision Measuring Systems, Accessories. Kurt’s high production workholding systems will help you take full advantage of the latest HMC and VMC machine tools. Kurt’s workholding products are the manufactured with the most durable materials and provide the highest precision in the industry. Built to last a lifetime, these workholding systems are made of tough 80,000 ductile iron for strength and durability and backed by a “Iron Clad” Lifetime warranty. For very specialized projects, Kurt provides complete custom workholding/fixtures and engineering design teams with experience and creativity to solve state-of-the-art manufacturing requirements. An extensive network of knowledgeable local dealers brings these products and services to you. Search for a dealer near you. Plus, check out Custom Gaging systems and SPC software solutions. http://www.kurtworkholding.com/gaging/index.php
Vise Line Reduces Stress Under Load
Kurt’s pull-type HD690 vise line is available in standard and reverse jaw models, and in manual and hydraulic versions.
Workholding System Reduces Setup Time
Kurt’s DockLock zero-point workholding system is designed for quick alignment and setup of parts on horizontal and vertical machining centers.
Flexible Fixturing Furnishes Faster Setups
Replacing dedicated fixtures with a system incorporating custom jaws from Kurt Manufacturing has reduced setup time and freed capacity at this manufacturer of hydraulic snowplow equipment.
Kurt Donates Vises to “Workshops for Warriors”
The program provides machining training to veterans.
Precision Vise for Small Machining Centers
The Model 3400V Versatile Lock vise from Kurt is an ultra-precise 4" vise with a 6" jaw opening for small machining centers.
Hydraulic Pump for Vises, Cluster Towers, Swing Clamps
The 5,000-psi air hydraulic pump from Kurt Workholding is designed to provide constant hydraulic pressure for precision clamping applications.
2D and 3D Viewing and Downloads Available on Kurt Workholding's Website
Kurt Workholding has enhanced its website, kurtworkholding.com, so users can download 2D drawings and 3D modules of its precision vises.
Five-Axis Vise for Close-Tolerance Repeatability
Kurt's MaxLock vise is designed to hold parts with maximum rigidity for close-tolerance repeatability in all axes.
Targeted Five-Axis Machining
Focusing on a particular part size range allows this shop to use a versatile type of five-axis machine tool. Five-axis machining now makes up 40 percent of the shop’s business.
U.S.-Manufactured Vises Marketed in China
Kurt Manufacturing Company, Industrial Products Division has announced that will expand U.S.-based production of precision Anglock vises for marketing in China.
Workholding Tools Enable Faster Job Change-Overs
Kurt’s HD and HDL vises and towers are designed for faster setups, larger workholding capacity, and greater flexibility and precision to handle a variety of part configurations.
Automated Production on HMCs Requires Automated Gaging
An innovative approach to automated gaging helps deal with a fundamental challenge inherent to a flexible, multi-machine environment: Many machines with many operations multiply the chances for error.
Locating/Mounting System Eases Component Changes
Kurt’s PinLock system is designed to ease attachment and removal of fixtures, subplates and vises from machining centers.
Get That Part off the Table
Vertical machining centers with simultaneous five-axis machining capability have become popular in recent years.
Vise Rigidity Boosts Robot Cell Output
To automate the fixturing of round machining center components, Haas uses a custom, robot-tended setup incorporating MoveLock vises from Kurt manufacturing. Thanks to these vises’ rigidity, the machine tool builder has doubled the output of its robot cells compared to previous setups.
Small Part Precision Clamping
The Kurt MiniLock is a small, screw-down clamp that operates similarly to a precision vise.
Vise Automates Milling, Eliminates Fixture Setup
A machine tool builder phased in a three-machine robotic cell to improve productivity and automate machining of spindle shafts. A new vise model that provided repeatable clamping and eliminated fixture setups was key to the success of the new project.
Vise for Accurate, Large-Part Clamping
The HDM690 AngLok vise provides a 9" jaw opening with 0.001" accuracy and minimal jaw deflection for effectively securing large parts.
Kurt Celebrates 50-Year Milestone
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Kurt AngLock Vise and Kurt Industrial Products (Minneapolis, Minnesota). Designed at the same time CNC machines became the norm, the AngLock provided the workholding accuracy and repeatability needed for more advanced machine tools, says William Kuban, CEO and son of the company’s founder.For the anniversary, Kurt is displaying a special “360° Product Advantage” logo, which represents the hundreds of workholding products the company offers today.
Timing Is(n’t) Everything
There’s no good or bad timing. Moving ahead is the thing.
The Right Fit Is In The Fixtures
Custom engineered workholding fixtures are key to the effectiveness of an unusual Automated Production System (APS) recently installed at Kurt Manufacturing. It helps that one of this company’s specialties is custom engineered workholding fixtures.
Fixtures Facilitate Transfer Line Automation
Replacing fixtures in an automated transfer line with robot-integrated models from Kurt Manufacturing helped this tier one automotive manufacturer eliminate issues with part distortion and expand production.
Automated Workholding Systems
The company offers an array of workholding and high-productivity products.
Workholding Repair Centers Provide Local Service
Workholding equipment supplier Kurt Manufacturing Company has formed a national network of authorized vise and workholding repair centers. The company says the network is intended to minimize repair time, reduce transportation costs and keep equipment operating.
High-Density, Long Vises Available In Two Additional Capacities
Kurt Manufacturing says its high-density, long vises with two clamping stations can increase machining center productivity. Manual and hydraulic models are available in 4" and 6" capacities to increase existing machining center output.