The X-Plate system from Mitee-Bite Products LLC is an extremely versatile modular fixturing platform for 3-, 4- and 5-axis applications, providing many mounting options including a precision quick-change system when clamped in a vise or T-slot table.
It includes a provision on the bottom for the Mitee-Bite diamond/taper locating pins to precisely mount to subplate, plus the primary function as a multifunctional face plate for indexers and 5-axis machining centers. The X-Plate system is designed to save time, material cost and provide more options when determining the best method for the next job.
Related Glossary Terms
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.
- face plate
Flat, round workholder with slots used to hold regular- or irregular-shaped stock. If stock is markedly asymmetrical, counterbalances may be needed to prevent vibration.
- modular fixturing
System in which fixtures are constructed from standardized, reusable components. Fixtures are assembled and disassembled quickly. Basic styles are subplate, dowel-pin and T-slot. See fixture; modular tooling.