Universal Valve Fixture

November 01, 2011

Royal Machine & Tool combines the design concepts of two of their most popular fixtures, "C" Frame Fixture and Modular Fixture, into a Universal Valve Fixture. Specifically designed and developed for use in the Valve Industry, the new Universal Valve Fixture provides greater flexibility in covering a large range of Valve Bodies with a single fixture.

In making the announcement, General Manager, Guy Byrne stated, "By combining the Modular Chain Fixture with our current C Frame Fixture, the Independent Work Nests for specific parts are eliminated, thus reducing costs as well as improving change-over times in the process, yet maintaining positive gripping of the part(s). This new concept is ideal for families of parts as well as your odd run part.

"In addition, our standard Royal C Frame Fixture is a design that cradles the part in a Work Nest which is specifically fitted to a particular part on the upper and lower portion of the fixture. Implementing the Modular Fixture as the Lower Work Nest provides ample adjustments to be made to grip many different sized parts without having to purchase custom fitted work nests that have to be unbolted each time and replaced with the correct Work Nest for an individual part number."

Related Glossary Terms

  • fixture

    fixture

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

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