ZERO POINT FIXTURING

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Craftsman Tools' zero point fixturing is a quick-change spring-hydraulic clamping system that greatly increases the efficiency of setting up and changing workpieces during machining processes.

Suitable for automated and robotic loading and unloading, zero point fixtures ensure that the top plate is placed in the correct location every time an operation is set up. Duplicate top plates allow subsequent parts to be set up off the machine, with changeover then completed in seconds, rather than hours.

All sub plates can be interchanged equally quickly. This makes zero point fixtures effective at minimising changeover time of the fixture or part, enabling an increase in machine running time by up to 90%.

HOW IT WORKS

ACTUATION METHODS

Hydraulic - Manual Coupling
Clamped by integrated springs, released by hydraulic pressure. Typically supplied with a quick release banjo style coupling.

Pneumatic - Manual Coupling
Clamped by integrated springs, released by pneumatic pressure. Typically supplied with a quick release banjo style coupling.

Mechanical - Mechanical Coupling
Mechanical open and close. Typically operated using a torque wrench.

Hydraulic - Automatic Coupling
Typically double acting; can be integrated with machine controls.

Pneumatic - Automated Coupling
Typically double acting; can be integrated with machine controls.

WHY CRAFTSMAN TOOLS' ZERO POINT FIXTURING?

Experience: Craftsman Tools has over 65 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 and 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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