Lateral workholding system
Hoffman Estates, Illinois – BIG KAISER Precision Tooling, a global leader in premium high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalworking industries, has introduced the UNILOCK Stabilizer 50 System for UNIFLEX Ball System. This modular system provides lateral support for tall parts during machining, welding or assembly processes and allows for the transfer of loads to the table or base.
The importance of stability across the metalworking industry impacts everything from profitability to employee safety. If there’s a need to back off feeds and speeds to achieve finishes, there’s a good chance a part is not completely stable. BIG KAISER’s zero-point, UNILOCK stabilizer system can easily adjust to any new part – making machining more efficient and cost-effective.
In place of modifying parts by moving them from machine to machine, and introducing the chance for error, this stabilizer system can easily adjust to each new part. The system attaches to the worktable and the side of the workpiece to provide lateral support. As the workpiece gets taller and further away from the table, there are cutting forces pushing against it and the stabilizer helps to offset them.
The UNILOCK Stabilizer System also can be used for mobile parts that are odd shapes and sizes. No matter the part, they are easy to adjust within one job, or in the case that jobs are changing in and out rapidly. What’s more, integrating it into existing setups is quick. The system stacks easily and uses a wide variety of gripping forms.