Kurt Engineered Systems Group

9445 East River Road NW
Minneapolis, MN 55433 US

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Industrial Products Division

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As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Kurt Dovelock line

Workholding Line Eliminates Need for Machined Jaws
Kurt will feature its expanded DoveLock five-axis workholding line which includes two new models.

Workholding That Works for Jesel
The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.

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.

The chip compactor

Compactor Streamlines Aluminum Chip Handling
Shops often view metal chips left over from machining operations as no more than a housekeeping headache. However, the experience of this precision manufacturer demonstrates that with the proper recycling equipment, viewing chips as an important part of the overall manufacturing process can improve a shop’s bottom line. 

Detailed features on a mold cavity

Clamping System Enhances Productivity Of Five-Axis Machine
With Kurt Manufacturing Company's VB 5X100 Schenke 5.1 clamping system, this shop managed to use a single five-axis VMC to cut a mold that previously required two separate machining centers. 

Clamping force is applied

Five-Axis Machining Has Special Workholding Needs
This clamping system allows a workpiece to be rigidly clamped while raised up from the surface of the worktable on a five-axis machining center. Moving the workpiece away from the table creates clearance for the spindle nose and cutting tool when the table swivels the workpiece for multi-sided machining, or when the spindle head rotates and swivels to do contouring or sculptured surfaces. Without this clearance, the user may be forced to refixture the part or to switch to a longer, less rigid tool.

Machined jawplates

Ductile-Iron Towers Provide Needed Clamping Rigidity
Holding 0.001-inch tolerances while machining and removing large amounts of material from a brass part is a challenging task when the job is run at 10,000 revolutions per minute with feed rate of 240 inches per minute.

Five HDL vises are situated

Improving In-The-Cut Time And Part Setups With Ductile Iron Vises
Previously using double-station vises with aluminum bodies, Vincent Precision Machining's workholding upgrade to HDL vises from this manufacturer provided the workholding rigidity that assured repeatable precision part after part, while the setup eliminated expensive scrap parts.

1,500-pound hammer die

Vises Used As An Alternative To Custom Fixturing
Impact Forge, Inc. (Columbus, Indiana) is comprised of four companies that offer a range of forging technologies, including producing hammer dies requiring large milling operations. The company reports that positioning and clamping these dies in a machining center can be challenging because of characteristics such as heaviness and bulkiness.

Brian Caldwell  inspects completed valve body between art runs

Vise Configuration Helps Company Achieve Tight Tolerances
This manufacturer is a global supplier of pressure regulators, valves and electronic controllers for a range of industrial and high-purity applications.

DoubleLock vises

Combining Workholding Vises And Fixtures Maximizes Machine Output
This company is a manufacturer of automotive tools and equipment ranging from heavy-duty diesel engine service tools to wheel dollies and bearing cup removers. Many of the components for these products require milling, drilling and tapping on machining centers.

Stepped jaw design

Workholding System Uses Stepped Jaws To
The Integrated Hydraulics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is a manufacturer of hydraulic cartridge products and integrated systems used in fluid power applications.

Product Categories of Kurt Engineered Systems Group

Automated System & Cells for Assembly & Test
Chucks, Precision
Clamps & Fixturing Devices
CMMs
Data Collection Devices for Gaging, SPC, etc.
Fixturing Systems
Flatness Measuring Equipment
Gages - Digital
Gages - Mechanical
Hand Tools of all Types
Hydraulic & Pneumatic Equipment
Milling Heads/Attachments
Pedestal Type Fixtures & Tombstone Blocks
Probes, Electromechanical
Replacement Parts/Repair Parts
Vises & Vise Jaws
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

Kurt Check
Kurt MAGnum
KurtSPC
KurtUSB