Fixtureworks, a North American manufacturer and supplier of clamps, fixturing accessories, and machine tool components, has released a complete line of quick-release clamps and ball-lock fasteners.
Quick-release clamps and ball-locking pins and fasteners have a wide range of applications in fastening, locating, and alignment. They’re designed for quick changeover applications and frequent disassembly.
Fixtureworks new quick-release fastener are offered in several lengths, diameters, materials, and styles including:
- Button-locking assemblies
- Magnetic clamp receptacles
- Quarter-turn clamps
Quick-release clamp fasteners help increase productivity by reducing set-up times, eliminating errors in assembly and installation, and simplifying procedures. They’re ideal for frequent set-ups, such as for regular maintenance or reconfiguring production equipment.
More specifically, these fasteners can be used in automation to attach conveyors, star wheels, guide plates, shooters, pushers, handling-machine chucks, rotary blades, maintenance covers on machines, and other applications. The clamps offer locating repeatability to +/- 0.1 mm.
The ball-lock pin fasteners are used to attach fixtures, plates, machine covers, and more — joining components with moderate clamping force. A convenient alternative to cumbersome nut-and-bolt assembly, the new quick-release fasteners provide for a fast, easy, and secure changeover and installation without the need for tools.
The knob-locking clamps are easy to use and offer secure clamping. The button-locking pin series, made of stainless steel, securely locks and then releases with a press of a button. Ideal for tight workspaces, the clamping pins and magnet lock clamping pins with receptacles offer compact and safe locking.
The quarter-turn clamps come with either a plastic knob, metal knob, or low-profile knob to provide flexibility for fastening operations. The bodies are made of nickel-plated steel while the pin is stainless. The plastic knob is fiberglass and the fastener can provide clamping force to 20ft/lb.
In addition to the new quick-release fasteners, Fixtureworks offers spring plunger clamps, handle and levers, knobs and grips, equipment handles, hand wheels and cranks, hinges and latches, leveling supports, industrial rubber bumpers, stops and wheels, fixture clamps, clamping locating systems, work positioning elements, vises, grippers, and mechanical linear actuators.