613 West 11th Street
Erie, PA 16501
Modern Industries is a leading innovator of workholding and fixturing components, focusing on the development of more efficient, faster, and lower operating cost methods for a wide range of machining and manufacturing applications. Their mPower™ line of products are designed to increase productivity while reducing costs.
The ModLoc modular tooling column system is engineered as an alternative to traditional cast and fabricated columns. They are designed to be rigid and strong, yet substantially lighter and highly adaptable.
These columns are quick and easy to assemble and offer an open architecture, which is ideal for applications using hydraulic, pneumatic, or electrical control systems. The ModLoc modular tooling columns are designed exclusively for use with the SpeedLoc precision locator/fastener system, delivering dramatically improved throughput and reduced operating costs.
This is the basis of the entire workholding system.
The SpeedLoc precision locating and mounting system is designed as a more efficient and effective alternative for the attachment and removal of fixtures, fixture plates, and accessories. Thanks to the quick-install and self-extracting features of this system, changes to fixturing set-ups can be accomplished quickly and accurately. SpeedLoc components include precision locators, receivers, and liner bushings.
Combining the obvious benefits of high accuracy positioning, with the significant time savings which the super fast SpeedLoc™ precision mounting system offers and the net result is quality machining at a throughput rate faster than virtually any other off-the-shelf system available today. Also available are high precision trunnion indexers engineered specifically for use on VMC equipment.
Taking the weight off of Tombstone Fixturing
"One of the problems we see often (but not many people ask us about) is the process of actually loading a new fixture on the side of a tombstone in a horizontal CNC milling machine. Hoisting up the fixture and aligning dowel pins can become quite a chore and really increase set-up time and changeover time on the machine. And we all know that time is money."