Did you miss IMTS 2022? Check out the video below recapping the Blue Photon adhesive workholding solutions that was on display.
Blue Photon’s adhesive workholding solves problems associated with current workholding devices. The technology allows the user to hold parts and most materials without clamping. It also offers fixture design and engineering for milling, turning, grinding, electrical discharge machining (ECM), electro-chemical machining (EDM), 3D printing, laser, inspection, and assembly applications, including aerospace, additive, robotics, and medical machining.
Blue Photon Grip Pallets are designed to simplify how parts are loaded, reduce scrap and increase spindle uptime.
Available in 150, 225 and 300 mm square pallets, the Grip Pallets are designed for quick change and adhesive workholding of complex and hard-to-hold parts for EDM, grinding, inspection, laser and milling operations.
The pallets can hold parts securely, providing increased machining access on five to six surfaces while using standardized fixturing systems already in place.
Blue Photon’s grippers are inserted into new external inserts, designed specifically for the Grip Pallets. The external inserts are available for use with small, medium and large grippers. The new inserts allow for simple installation of the grippers at the required height for maximum holding power.
The 150-mm square pallet is available in aluminum and steel with a 52-mm pattern for a quick change receiver that will hold up to nine grippers. The 225-mm square pallet is available in aluminum and steel with a 96-mm pattern for a quick change receiver that will hold up to 21 grippers. The 300-mm square pallet is available in aluminum with a 96-mm pattern for a quick change receiver that will hold up to 33 grippers.
Each Grip Pallet includes two handles with multiple color choices and four spacers, with a 25.4-mm standoff that allows for the recommended nominal of 1-mm joint thickness between gripper and part.
Optional clamp studs are available for both 52 mm and 96 mm patterns for 5th axis, Jergens, Lang and Mate systems. Part can be removed with a ¼ turn twist of the gripper or hot-water soak. Residual adhesive is removed by using a handheld steamer or a hot-water soak and a light peeling action.
Check out these details and more from the IMTS video below.
If you missed seeing Blue Photon at IMTS 2022, you can always schedule a customer meeting with with one of our team.
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