Carr Lock Tooling Blocks, Fixture Plates for HMCs

September 01,2014

Carr Lane Manufacturing is introducing a new system of tooling blocks and fixture plates for quick fixturing change on horizontal machining centers. Create fixturing on inexpensive fixture plates rather than dedicating a complete new tombstone to each new job.

Changeover is in seconds with repeatability of 0.0004". Carr Lock components can be ordered alone or in complete kits.

Related Glossary Terms

  • centers

    centers

    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • fixture

    fixture

    Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.