Tooling components and accessories for manufacturing equipment.
Abrasive tools and water jet tools use a pressurized jet of water to cut or shape a variety of materials.
Accordion bellows and protective boots are convoluted, expandable, fabric or elastomer components used to protect screws, shafts, slide ways and other components from liquid, chips, dirt and other debris.
Balancing machines and systems dynamically measure and/or correct machine or component balance.
Chuck jaws are inserts that fit into a chuck and grip the workpiece. There are three types of chuck jaws: base jaws, hard jaws, and soft jaws.
Chucks are attachments used to hold a workpiece or cutting tool on a machine tool. This product area covers a variety of chuck types, including: core, diaphragm, draw bar, electrostatic, gear, grinding, lathe, milling, pull down, roll, safety, scroll, universal, and vacuum chucks.
CNC controllers are used to control machines and processes. They provide capabilities ranging from simple point-to-point linear control to highly complex algorithms with multiple axes of control. CNC controllers are used to retrofit many types of machine shop equipment.
CNC tool changers allow a machine to perform more than one function without requiring an operator to change the tooling.
Collets are holding devices that apply a clamping force to hold a tool or workpiece. The tool or workpieces fits inside the cylindrical inner surface of the collet. The collet's inner diameter is reduced slightly when a force is applied, usually through a tapered outer collar. This reduction clamps the collet to the workpiece.
Control panels are used to receive inputs, trigger outputs, and monitor systems and instrumentation. They are used in a variety of industrial, manufacturing and process control applications.
Coolant systems pump liquids to cool and lubricate workpieces and cutting tools.
Dead centers are used to hold or support a workpiece in a lathe or other machine tool. They do not revolve with the workpiece.
Die sets are assemblies that link the upper and lower die holders. They include guide pins or posts, guide pin bushings, heel blocks, heel plates, and die shoes.
Die springs are a robust type of helical compression springs consisting of rectangular wire. For the same value deflection, die springs carry 30% more load. These springs are designed to carry very high compression loads in hostile environments. Made mainly for punch press to provide consistent and reliable resistance, die springs also find use in other industries.
Drilling units and tapping units are machine tool components for automated drilling and tapping applications. They usually consist of a drilling head, chuck or collet, motor, and in-feed cylinder or mechanism.
Edge finders locate the edge of a workpiece during machine setup operations. Edge finders can be simple, mechanical tools or electrically activated devices.
EDM tooling, electrodes, fixtures, materials, guides and other supplies are used in electrical discharge machining (EDM), a highly-accurate manufacturing process for creating shapes within components and assemblies.
Face drivers use hydraulic or mechanical force to apply pressure to the face of a part in order to grip and turn the part in a grinding or turning machine.
Hand clamps are temporary fixturing components used to hold and position work for assembly, forming, welding, inspection and machining applications.
Handwheels are manually-operated devices that revolve around an axis. They are used to adjust machinery and control access to compartments.
Hose clamps, hose clips and band clamps are used to secure hose or flexible tubing to a fitting. The clamp is placed around the hose, directly over the fitting. As the clamp is tightened, it clamps the inner diameter of the hose to the fitting or barb.
Index drives are used to start and stop a table, conveyor or other equipment at precise intervals. Types of index drives include cam index drives, ring index drives, and roller gear index drives.
Jig and fixturing components are work-holding devices used for machining multiple workpieces in production environments.
Laser optics, heads and beam delivery components are used in laser cutting machines, laser welding and marking systems.
Leveling feet, pads and glides consist of discs of varying shapes and sizes. They are used for leveling jigs, fixtures, and equipment. A leveling foot has a threaded stud for adjusting the level. A leveling pad has a recess on which a leveling stud rests.
Live centers are used to hold or support a workpiece in a lathe or other machine tool, often between the headstock and tailstock. Live centers revolve with the workpiece.
Machine alignment equipment is used to align rotating or moving parts and machine components.
Machine bases provide a stable foundation for machine tools, dies, tooling, instruments or other equipment.
Machine controllers and monitors use electronic numeric control and monitoring interfaces for programming and calibrating computerized machinery.
Machine fences, machine stops and machine guides are use to position and guide a workpiece in saws, routers, and other cutting equipment.
Machine tool spindles are rotating components used to hold and drive cutting tools or workpieces on lathes, milling machines and other machine tools.
Machine way wipers provide a seal between a machine slide or way and a stationary surface.
Machining clamps are used for machine setup and tool or part fixturing. Types include cam, cylinder, hook or swing, pull, push, retracting, rocker, side or edge, and toe clamps. Clamp straps and clamp strap assemblies are also commonly available.
Machining heads and multiple spindle heads are specialized tool holders that mount on machine tool spindles. Multi-spindle heads carry multiple tools at the same time for performing simultaneous machining operations.
Magnetic chucks use the magnetic force from a permanent magnet, electromagnet or electro-permanent magnet to achieve chucking or holding action. They are only suitable for workpieces made of magnetic materials such as steel or iron.
Mandrels or arbors are tool components that are used to grip or clamp the material being machined, or other moving tool components.
Die change equipment and mold change equipment is used to quickly remove or change molds and/or dies. This equipment includes all aspects related to the transportation, alignment and changing of a die or mold.
Pneumatic lubricators in compressed air lines atomize oil into aerosol form for injection into the air stream to lubricate downstream pneumatic tools, cylinders, motors, and valves.
Power feeds attach to the ball screws of milling machines, drilling machines, and other machine tools to provide an accurate, repeatable feed rate. They are designed to provide automated feed replacement for handwheels on manually-controlled machine tools.
Precision locknuts are used to secure bearings, gears, and other power transmission products to shafts and spindles.
Preload springs, spacers, and washers are meant to maintain tension in an assembly where some slack may be present. Their capabilities can eliminate rattle, compensate for expansion or contraction of the assembly materials, or absorb intermittent shock loads. These products are made of elastic deformable materials, most commonly convoluted ductile, high-strength metal alloys which come in machined, welded, and open-ring varieties.
Programmable logic controllers (PLC) are the control hubs for a wide variety of automated systems and processes. They use a wide variety of inputs and outputs and provide network capability.
Rotary indexing tables are used to index components in defined, angular increments so that they can be machined, worked, or assembled in multiple operations. Tables can have fixed or adjustable indexing angles.
Rotary tables are used to position items so that they can be machined, worked, or assembled.
Spindle repair services specialize in the repair and rebuilding of spindles, rotating components that are used to hold and drive cutting tools or work pieces on lathes, milling machines, and other machine tools.
Sprue bushings are hardened steel mold components that accept the extrusion nozzle and provide the opening used to transfer molten plastic to the mold cavity.
Steady rests and follower rests are lathe accessories that hold a long workpiece steady during turning. Steady rests are mounted to the bed and do not move with the lathe. Follower rests attach to the saddle and move along with or follow the lathe.
Stock feeders and strip feeders supply continuous or discrete lengths of bar, strip, wire or other stock to a machine tool.
Surface plates provide a precision reference surface for layout, checking, machining and gaging work.
Tailstocks are used on lathes and other machine tools to support one end of the workpiece through contact with a live or dead center. Bench centers are table top mounted units that support a workpiece between two tailstocks during inspection.
Toggle clamps are quick action hold down clamps used to keep a work piece stationary.
Tool holders (toolholders) are the physical interface between tooling and the machine tool. They vary in terms of machine-mount styles and are designed to perform specific applications.
Tool monitors optimize machine tool operating conditions based on feedback from a sensor or probe.
Tool posts are used to hold cutting tools. They allow for rapid tool changeover and provide a high degree of position repeatability and indexing.
Tool presetters are to set-up cutting tools before they are installed in the machine. They are set to precise and repeatable positions in an offline fixture or machine, and include precision measuring systems.
Tool turrets are indexing tool holders for lathes, transfer machines, and other machine tools. They allow equipment to carry multiple cutting tools at one time and mount individual tools in the correct sequence.
Tooling plates and columns provide mounting or clamping surfaces for holding and positioning vises, clamps and workpieces during setup, manufacturing and dimensional inspection.
Tube bending tooling includes bend dies, clamp dies, press dies and wiper dies, and is used with tube and pipe bending equipment.
Tube end form tooling is made for tube end forming machines, and used to perform various operations on the end of a tube, including end reduction, cutting, end expansion, flanging, chamfering, roll beading, flaring, facing and notching.
The vibration isolators and machine mounts product area includes a wide range of devices used to keep
machines, motor vibration, and other appliances level, stabilized and insulated from the dangers of vibration.
Vise jaws are inserts that fit into a vise and grip the workpiece. Smooth-faced metal or soft plastic jaws are used to avoid marring of polished or pliable workpieces.
Vises are used for work holding and during inspection, assembly, forming, welding, and machining operations. They usually consist of a screw, level, or cam-type mechanism that closes and holds two or more jaws around a workpiece
Way covers and way shields are machine tool accessories used to protect the rail or way of a machine from contamination and abrasive cuttings. Way covers come in two common styles: bellows type and telescoping type.