Carr Lock System Enables Simultaneous Locating and Clamping
Westec 2019: Carr Lane’s Carr Lock System enables simultaneous locating and clamping for mounting quick-change tooling on a subplate.
Carr Lane’s Carr Lock system enables simultaneous locating and clamping for mounting quick-change tooling on a subplate. It is available for horizontal and vertical machining centers and includes a clamp, liner bushing and a receiver bushing. Carr Lock offers complete interchangeability with all components of the similar mounting system previously offered, but at a lower price, the company says.
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