They provide fast and accurate fixture changes, mounting the same fixture on different machines, machining from five sides on one fixture, and quick fixture setup.
The flex locator system consists of tapered pins and receiving bushings. In combination, these parts are designed to be mounted on fixture bases and plates to allow for highly accurate locating and positioning with repeatability of 0.01 mm. Fastener-receptacle pairs replace nut-and-bolt assembly so that operators swap out fixture plates and other automation components without the use of tools and with excellent repeatability.
Flex locator products are suitable for applications where there is frequent disassembly or changeover, including pallet or fixture plates for machining.
Handle, knob and cam handle styles allow for quick one touch handle operation for precision locating and fastening. Hex style ball-lock locators provide up to 1011 lb of clamping force in addition to precision locating. Fixtureworks also offers basic solutions for locating, including easy-to-use blind-style and through-style locators.
For automated control, air flex locators are available. These air assisted locators allow for remote-control activation and simultaneous release of multiple locators.
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