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HYDRAULIC & PNEUMATIC FIXTURES

Craftsman Tools offer a complete design and manufacture service to produce bespoke production fixtures for both horizontal, vertical and 5 axis machines to meet the challenging demands of industries such as automotive, aerospace, oil and gas and food technology.

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FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES OF A CRAFTSMAN DESIGNED HYDRAULIC FIXTURE

  • Higher machining precision.
  • Lower production costs.
  • Increased output.
  • Fewer operational sequences.
  • Reduced loading, unloading and ejection times.
  • Lower reject rates.
  • Bespoke to component.
  • Double acting clamp cylinders guarantee positive release.
  • Part sensing & machine integration guarantee safer loading & machining process.

WHAT IS ZERO POINT FIXTURING?

 

  • A quick-change spring-hydraulic or pneumatic clamping system that ensures the correct position of parts whilst machining.
  • Duplicate top plates facilitate loading and clamping off the machine while the fixture plate remains on the machine bed / table
  • Positioning and clamping between the top plate and fixture plate is streamlined into a single operation, reducing setup time on the machine 
  • Each Zero Point clamp is positionally accurate to 0,005mm 
  • By standardising the plate design the Zero Point fixturing can be used as a modular system to increase the adaptability of a fleet of machines

Zero-point Fixture Plate

(16 clamping units) 1300 x 1300

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE CONTACTS

Beyond the design and manufacture of hydraulic fixtures; Craftsman Tools also offers their expertise and support installing the fixture or system and witness an initial machining test batch before end user approval. Furthermore Craftsman Tools offers service and maintenance agreements to guarantee the successful, consistent running of the fixture. Specifics may be agreed before purchasing a Craftsman Tools fixtures, contractual agreements are flexible and can be adapted to suit the buyer.

PRODUCTION FACILITY

Whether manufacturing to a pre-existing design or from one of our proposed designs, Craftsman tools will apply our 60+ years of machining knowledge. To retain a tight control over quality and leadtime we will always attempt to keep production in house, our plant list illustrates the diverse range of machines we have at our disposal.

Click here to view our Plant List 

WHY CRAFTSMAN TOOLS?

Experience; Craftsman Tools has over 60 years experience in designing and manufacturing Workholding equipment for use in varying industries

Design; our highly skilled in-house design team make effective use of industry standard 3D & 2D CAD software to streamline the design & approval process

Manufacture; we have a large and varied range of CNC Machines which include Multi Axis Milling Machines, Cylindrical Grinding Machines,Wire EDMs and Large Envelope Horizontal Borers

Quality; our team of Quality Engineers make use of the latest metrology equipment including a 1.5x1.3m bed CMM

Delivery; by keeping design and manufacture in-house we have tighter control over production lead times

Pricing; a focus on design for manufacture allows Craftsman Tools to remain extremely competitive on price without compromising quality

Legacy; Craftsman Tools boasts an award winning apprentice school which continues to train the next generations of engineers

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