Hoist Eye 360 is a forged lifting eye that can be rotated 360° after installation, to align with the pulling direction. This compact assembly features a specially designed shoulder bolt, which rotates freely in the precisely machined lifting-eye body and is held captive by a retaining ring.
Carr Lane Manufacturing Co.'s pivoting edge clamp is well suited for holding large castings and other tall workpieces, and converts easily from manual to hydraulic operation, making it versatile and flexible. The pivoting jaw exerts clamping force forward and downward at the same time.
Air Rest Buttons allow using pneumatic position control to detect proper workpiece loading in a machining fixture. Made in USA, these modular units consist of a threaded body installed in a fixture, which holds a precision floating plunger.
Floating clamps from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. are position-flexible swing clamps with 110° rotation that both clamp and support the workpiece. Suitable for aerospace machining, floating clamps are especially useful for clamping forgings, ribbed or flanged castings, and other larger parts.
New captive locating screws and captive jig pins from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. are quick-acting, all-in-one assemblies 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.
New ON-SIZE bushings from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. are suitable for fixtures used at high-temperatures up to 750° F (400° C), such as in autoclave curing. These precision bushings are used with bullet-nose dowels to align two pieces of a fixture.
Carr Lane Mfg. Co. offers a new LIFE-EX PVD coating as an option on its round and diamond pins. So hard it cannot be measured on the Rockwell C scale, LIFE-EX is a thin film of vaporized solid metal that has been deposited onto Carr Lane’s round and diamond pins as a pure metal or alloy coating.
Easily and securely installed by hand in an ordinary drill hole, self-retaining ball plungers from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. have a flexible design, and compensate for hole tolerances up to 0.008". The slotted end of the thermoplastic body expands to compensate in an oversize hole.
New swivel hoist rings from Carr Lane Manufacturing have an optional electroless nickel plating that is ideal for many corrosive and outdoor environments. Carr Lane offers over 20 different types of pivoting, swivel, and side-pull hoist rings, from economical, low-profile versions to load capacities up to 250,000 lbs.
Self-centering ID Clamps from Carr Lane Manufacturing simultaneously locate and clamp from the inside of an existing hole or slot in the part, leaving the entire outer surface clear for machining.
Carr Lane Manufacturing is introducing a new system of tooling blocks and fixture plates for quick fixturing change on horizontal machining centers.
Carr Lane introduces the CL5 quick-change, 5-Axis workholding system.
Hook clamps from Carr Lane Manufacturing Co. are extremely compact swing clamps that mount in a reamed hole and are ideal in tight spaces where high clamping force is required.
The new Carr Lock System from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. allows accurately locating and clamping at the same time, with just the twist of a hex wrench, for mounting quick-change tooling on a subplate.
Carr Lane Roemheld's M-TECHS SP50 and SP70 is a versatile clamping system for machining centers that offers clamping in just 1 to 2 seconds, and 5-Axis workpiece machining in a single clamping operation.
Michael C. Anderson
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Get faster, more accurate set ups with Carr Lane's CL5 Quick-Change 5-Axis Workholding solution, which consists of three components: a subplate, a riser and top tooling made up of a vise or a fixture plate. The combination allows flexible and easy clamping, and 5-side part access.

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Carr Lane Manufacturing CEO Nance Frost recently announced the promotion of Colin W. Frost to Chief Operating Officer of the company, which is headquartered in St. Louis. Known primarily for jig & fixture components, Carr Lane Manufacturing offers more than 100,000 products, including quick-change tooling plates and accessories, hoist rings,…