System Simplifies Workholding for Grid Plates, Tombstones
IMTS 2018: The Mitee-Bite Loc-Down system is designed for quick and simple securing of parts from small to large in size.
The Mitee-Bite Loc-Down system is designed for quick and simple securing of parts from small to large in size. Its compact design enables tight patterns on grid plates, the company says. The system generates high holding force and provides low-profile clamping.
The system is designed for grid plates, tombstones and custom applications, and is made of 100 percent, heat-treated stainless steel. The company’s Quick Change Kit is also available, and includes four Loc-Down clamps, four Loc-Down bushings, an insertion tool, four liner bushings, and diamond & tapered pins with mounting screws.
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These vise jaws use protruding, mechanical pins to repeatedly support workpieces either horizontally or at angles. They are said to allow quicker setups than conventional parallels.