Fixtureworks, a North American manufacturer and supplier of clamps, fixturing accessories, machine-tool components, now offers a complete line of quick-action, quick-release work-holding locks for sliding adjustment, without the need for tools.
The adjustable sliding locks are ideal for applications that require frequent disassembly and/or changeover and help improve setup time and reliability in myriad devices.
The sliding locks are available in a variety of configurations — from linear rail motion stops, square bar, and slotted hole. They also include shaft-locking clamps in plastic and zinc. The sliding locks are particularly ideal for clamping in tight areas with non-swiveling handles.
In the square bar version, the sliding lock is mounted to a plate or table surface. A steel bar travels through the lock and can be locked in place with a quarter turn of the on/off knob. The locking mechanism consists of a wedge that forces a shaft against the surface of the steel bar.
In the slotted hole version, the unit locks in place with a quarter turn of the knob. If the lock is mounted to a plate or table surface, the user can lock a slotted metal bar or plate at varying distances. The locking mechanism consists of a wedge that forces a shaft against the plate surface.
In addition to the quick action slicing locks, Fixtureworks offers other industrial components including quick-release fasteners, spring plunger clamps, handle and levers, knobs and grips, equipment handles, hand wheels and cranks, hinges and latches, leveling supports, fixture clamps, clamping locating systems, and more.