One of the latest players to enter the zero-point fixturing market, Mate Precision Technologies aimed at bringing significant advantages over the competition when it launched its next generation Dyno range.
The Mate 52/96, zero point workholding system, is compatible with similar systems, including 52mm and 96mm four post pull stud configurations from Lang, Jergens, 5th Axis, Gerardi and others. The vises also accept a single pull stud configuration for compatibility with Schunk, Big Kaiser and others. By using the appropriate adapter, Mate 52/96 zero point zero point vises are easily modified to work with systems from SMW, Erowa, System 3R and others.
Consisting of Dyno Grip vises, Dyno Lock base plates and Dyno Mount tombstones, the ethos behind the range stems from Mate targeting manufacturing efficiencies within its own workshop.
Extensive trials of the previous generation zero-point systems, available from established suppliers, under real life production operations highlighted a number of limitations that have been addressed by these new products from Mate.
With Mate’s extensive knowledge of the high quality tool steels and the fine tolerances used to produce its tools for sheet metalworking, it is only logical that the same materials and processes are used for the Dyno range of fixturing. It is why the company offers a ‘zero wear out forever’ policy across the range with a 100 percent unconditional customer satisfaction guarantee.
Mate Dyno Grip self-centering vises are engineered to shorten setup time and reduce process variability. Two zero-point four-stud engagement patterns are offered, 52 mm and 96 mm, that are compatible with other systems or can be mounted directly to the machine table via toe clamps or bolted through the body.
Available in 13 sizes the vises feature quick change jaws with an innovative ‘click-lock’ system for quick setup, and a 45° angle on the top jaws to pull the workpiece down into the vise body for maximum rigidity during heavy cuts. They can also be quickly reconfigured to grip outwards with the jaws holding internal walls of the component or billet.
Production flexibility is further supported by the vices ability to hold two parts at the same time. With a fixed center jaw and the quick removal of a locking pin the vise becomes dual-station. Even dissimilar sized parts can be securely held simultaneously with absolute confidence.
With 11 size and shape variants there is a Dyno Lock base to suit any machining application. These quick-change workholding bases are the foundation of the workholding system and the key to superior productivity.
The product mounts to the machine bed, tombstone, pyramid or riser, and offers best-in-class accuracy and repeatability with a superior holding force. Mate takes the term zero-point very seriously. DynoLock has what it takes to securely hold your vise, whether you change the same vise repeatedly or exchange it for a different one. DynoLock reduces your machine setup times and keeps your spindle cutting.
For increased volume production applications and higher part loading density, Dyno Mount three- and four-sided tombstones are available for use with Mate DynoLock 52 and 96 bases. Using a chambered design for weight reduction, Mate tombstones also include a hoist ring lift connection for easy loading and unloading.
Like the rest of the Dyno range, they feature Mate’s QuickSpecs 2D bar code tag for real-time access to full product specifications, CAD files and potential integration into your business systems. Direct-to-table mounting, and custom mounting bores are also available. They are also compatible with some competitor workholding bases when used with applicable bushings and hardware.
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