Kurt High Density Long Vises Available In 4 & 6 Inch Capacities, Manual And Hydraulic Models

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Kurt’s 360 Degree Advantage Features New Automated Workholding, Cast Caged Tombstones, Custom Engineered Workholding And MultiChuck Clamping Systems – To Be Exhibited At WESTEC 2010, Booth 1810

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Kurt will unveil an array of new workholding and exceptional high productivity products at WESTEC 2010 to meet the needs of rapidly changing manufacturing industries. These include automated workholding systems, multi-chuck clamping systems, cast caged tombstones, and custom engineered workholding – further broadening Kurt’s 360° advantage.

New Automated Kurt Workholding Fixtures And Systems Load/Unload With Robot Arm

Increased production levels with consistent quality and without adding labor content are the benefits of Kurt’s new automated workholding fixtures. These custom fixtures load/unload parts with a robot arm. These fixtures have pre-load features that center and clamp parts securely. Pressure and proximity sensors communicate wirelessly with the robot and machining center. Workholding setups can be designed for 24/7 operation so as not to require operator interaction with the system. Kurt has capabilities for designing and building automated cells that include assembly and gaging functions to form a complete system.

MMY MultiChuck Clamping Systems Integrate With High Density Towers

Another new Kurt workholding option for improving productivity and precision is the Leader MultiChuck MMY product line. This system consists of 2 and 3 jaw manual self-centering static workholding modules, in 4 sizes from 80mm to 150mm. They are ideal for use on machining centers, milling machines and grinders. The chucks integrate quickly and easily with Kurt’s high density workholding towers and other devices to provide the ultimate in high productivity and high precision workholding.

Kurt’s MMY MultiChuck provides a simple top face operation that enables more chucks, and therefore workpieces, to be grouped closely together, not possible with traditional side face lock/unlock systems. They have the ability to clamp on both the OD and the ID.

New Kurt Modular ToolBlox Has Cast Caged Design – Lighter, More Economical

Kurt’s new lighter weight building block modules add high density and versatility to most horizontal machining centers. Over 30 percent lighter than comparable size tombstones with aluminum sub-plates. Features bolt holes and dowel pattern on each face for fast installation and removal of sub-plates and other workholding components with repeatability of 0.0002 inch. Manufactured of 80,000-PSI ductile iron. Provides a lower cost alternative to dedicated fixtures.

Kurt Custom Engineered Workholding Provides Unique Solutions

WESTEC Show visitors will have access to Kurt’s Custom Engineered Workholding experts to discuss new projects and existing projects that require improved throughput and reduced costs. With over 40 years manufacturing custom workholding solutions, these experts provide needed insight into innovative workholding designs.

Drawing from a full 360° range of standard workholding products, Kurt can custom engineer a setup for virtually any need. Its product portfolio includes multiple station CNC vises, 5-axis vises, rotary table workholding for VMC’s, plus a full line of tombstones for achieving maximum high density workholding, and accessories to complement every workholding setup. Kurt is the exclusive worldwide distributor of NEMI vacuum workholding. NEMI vacuum products are available for many existing OEM products or can be designed to fit your vacuum workholding needs. Kurt also provides a full line of automated and manual gaging systems and is a Fanuc integrator for automation.

“WESTEC this year will really show how manufacturing has changed in ways never imagined,” reports Mr. Steve Kane, global sales and marketing manager for Kurt. “Starting with Kurt’s new product offerings, visitors will see innovative workholding that provides for leaner machining operations in today’s emerging industries and global markets. Kurt’s 360° product advantage is the answer for these challenging times.”

See it all at Booth 1810, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, March 23-25. Or for immediate information, visit www.kurtworkholding.com[1].

Email: workholding@kurt .com

Call in USA and Canada, 1-877-226-7823. Outside USA and Canada, call 1-763-574-8309

Or write to Kurt Manufacturing Company, Industrial Products Division, 9445 East River Road NW, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55433. In USA, Fax 1-877-226-7828. Outside USA, Fax 1- 763-574-8313. Email: workholding@kurt.com.

ABOUT KURT WORKHOLDING PRODUCTS:

Kurt is a veteran owned company providing the highest quality USA made products for over 50 years. Kurt invented the original Anglock® vise in the 1950’s, which set the world standard for precision CNC vises and workholding devices. Today, Kurt provides a full line of innovative workholding products, including custom engineered workholding systems, manual and hydraulic vises, and zero-point clamping systems.

Kurt workholding products include multiple station CNC vises, 5-axis vises, rotary table workholding for VMC’s, plus a full line of tombstones for achieving maximum high density workholding and accessories to complement every workholding setup. Kurt is the exclusive worldwide distributor of NEMI vacuum workholding. Kurt also provides a full line of automated and manual gaging systems and is a Fanuc integrator for automation.

All Kurt products are original equipment, ensuring strength, precision and durability. Kurt backs its products with a Lifetime Iron Clad Warranty.

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