It would be challenging to conceive building jigs and fixture designs without side-thrust pins to hold the parts — which is precisely why JW Winco developed the series GN 415. These components are more compact and adaptable than previous versions.
Side-thrust pins are indispensable elements of jig construction and are available in a wide range of variants. There are also applications that demand particularly compact designs so, ideally, pins should easily adapt to different requirements.
With this in mind, JW Winco developed the new standard parts family GN 415, which is available in three sizes between 0.87 and 1.54 inches (22 and 39 mm) wide, each with two spring strengths. The two slide types and the wedge-shaped or cylindrical, rounded thrust pad not only hold parts with side pressure but also exert an additional downward force.
What’s more, is that all of the thrust pads can be rotated around their long axis in 90-degree steps to optimally adjust to the part geometry, which is as simple as loosening the central slide screw.
The thrust pads are also available in a POM plastic version, as well as in stainless steel with smooth or textured pressure pad for a more secure grip. The latter type is produced by injection molding of metal and is, therefore, subject to only minimal measurement tolerances.
JW Winco’s emphasis on universal handling is on display in the method of fastening implemented for the black zinc die-cast housing. Two normal bores are supplemented by slots that allow the housing to be shifted by a generous 0.18 to 0.53 inches (4.5 to 13.5 mm).