Locating Screws, Jig Pins Offer All-in-One Assemblies
Eastec 2019: Captive locating screws and captive jig pins from Carr Lane Mfg. Corp. are quick-acting, all-in-one assemblies designed to keep all tooling right at hand.
Captive locating screws and captive jig pins from Carr Lane Mfg. Corp. are quick-acting, all-in-one assemblies designed to keep all tooling right at hand. Both assemblies have a precision-ground body that is positively retained in a locking bushing, with a spring clip that snaps into the body’s radial groove. Spring pressure holds the products in place.
Based on the screw length, captive locating screws can be used for locating and clamping in one action or for clamping only. The screws are available with a socket-head, hand-knob, or swivel-washer hand knob, each offering a wide selection of diameters and lengths.
Captive jig pins are said to provide quick-acting location without clamping and positive retention in a locking bushing. The pins are available in several locating diameters and have an integral shoulder to keep the handle raised.
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