CASE 1 Quick change fixturing for horizontal machining center
UOGISHI SEIKI INTERACTIVE CORPORATION manufactures die casting molds for major automobile manufacturers. They use IMAO Modular Pull Clamping System Hook Type to change fixture plates on their horizontal machining center. With this horizontal machining center, they produce parts of die casting molds in single part production. Previously, operators had to stop machines for leveling and parallelizing workpieces in the machine, once workpieces changed. It took 15 to 30 minutes to set up the workpiece and this depressed machine operating rate was a headache for UOGISHI SEIKI.
Therefore, UOGISHI SEIKI introduced Modular Pull Clamping System Hook Type to mount fixture plates onto the tooling block, after leveling and parallelization of the workpiece outside the machine. Since Modular Pull Clamping System Hook Type positions and fixes the fixture plate with an accuracy of 0.005 mm, the setup time in the machine became almost zero. UOGISHI successfully improved the machine operating rate. In addition, hook-shaped clamping screws are designed to be tightened after hanging on the body of clamps, making it easy to change fixture plates on horizontal machining centers.
UOGISHI SEIKI is satisfied with its high repeat accuracy, easy changeover operation, and high clamping force of Modular Pull Clamping System Hook Type.