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CarvLock tower systems can be configured to function according to manufacturersrsquo specific needs on midsized and larger HMCs Each tower station has a three or fourinch jaw opening and provides repeatable clamping to 00002 inch with a maximum clamping force of 5870 to 7460 lbs

Multi-Part Clamping for Precision Machining

July 28, 2014
Manual or hydraulic workholding towers for manufacturers that finish-machine parts in high volumes 8 or 12 clamping stations Custom configurable Self-adjusting holding block

KURT WORKHOLDING is offering a line of high-density CarvLock® workholding towers for manufacturers requiring precision machining of high volumes of parts. The CarvLock towers are available with eight or twelve clamping stations in both manual and hydraulic models. Equipped with easily changeable jaws, they provide maximum setup flexibility and fast changeover between jobs.

Kurt’s line of CarvLock tower system options allows manufactures to configure one that fits their specific needs. They can be placed on mid-sized and larger horizontal machining centers. Each tower station has either a three- or four-inch jaw opening and provides repeatable clamping to 0.0002 inch, with a maximum clamping force of 5,870 to 7,460 lbs., depending on model. It does this achieving true workpiece immobility while damping cutter-induced vibration.

Kurt’s CarvLock Tower systems feature self-adjusting holding block of either front or back jaw for clamping the same or dissimilar sized parts. Fast manual operation is enhanced with the adjustable pre-load feature that reduces handle turns for opening and closing clamping stations. The Hydraulic CarvLock Towers achieve the fastest part clamping by eliminating the need to manually clamp the piece part.

Kurt’s CarvLock Towers are precision manufactured of ductile iron, ensuring maximum strength, rigidity, and long-term accuracy. The elevated column design makes clearing chips and coolant from the clamping area fast and easy.

Additional features include jaw options for specific applications including: hard jaws, machinable aluminum and machinable ductile iron jaws plus aluminum fixture plates. For maximum flexibility, jaws are indexable 180 degrees.

The complete line of CarvLock towers is provided with a lifetime warranty.

“Getting the most productivity out today’s advanced machining centers is key to staying competitive in the world manufacturing economy,” according to Steve Kane, global sales and marketing manager for Kurt Industrial Products. “Kurt’s complete line of CarvLock Towers provide cost-effective workholding solutions for maximizing machine output.”