+1Axis Indexer allows you to easily and economically add another axis to your machining.
The +1Axis Indexer is adjustable in 15° increments and is compatible with the Techniks DV-075 Dovetail Vise, the 5th Axis D-22 Dovetail Fixture and the Raptor RWP-024 and RWP-024SS Dovetail Fixtures.
You can now perform accurate 3+1 index machining on 3-axis machines for one workpiece or multiple positions across a fixture plate. On a 4-axis machine you can perform 4+1 axis machining in a single part setup or, if mounting multiple +1Axis Indexers on a rotary tooling block, you can perform 4+1 machining on several parts gaining access to 5 sides of the workpiece.
Using the +1Axis indexer on a 5-axis machine allows access to workpiece faces that are unreachable on common pyramid riser block setups.
The cast iron tooling columns are said to increase horizontal machining potential and provide a solid basis for custom workholding to suit specific customer needs.
EDITED BY CHRIS PASION, Managing Editor, Modern Machine Shop
Jergens Inc.introduces its newest cast iron tooling columns that are said to offer maximum rigidity. These columns comprise one single piece of cast iron that is made in the U.S.A. They increase horizontal machining potential and provide a solid basis for custom workholding to suit specific customer needs.
Several mounting options are possible, including direct, with center pin locating or edge locating, and also quick-change applications via zero-point system (ZPS) with K20 pull studs and a four module subplate. New column styles include square, cross and rectangular.
Column construction uses stress relieved, class 40 cast iron, with the base and sides milled flat, perpendicular and parallel within 0.001" per ft., providing an accurate foundation on which to setup workholding devices or quick-change systems. Other features include a center locating bore, inch and metric hole patterns, M12 lifting holes for secure hoist ring attachment.
With technical staff support, Jergens tooling columns are customizable as well as easily integrated into full custom design and build projects. Popular patterns and methods include tapped grid, bushed and tapped grid for modular fixturing applications. For quick changes, add either Ball Lock receiver bushings or ZPS modules.
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