WDS Components Ltd is offering a flexible method of holding metal work pieces for machining that removes the need for multiple, individual fixtures. The MicroLoc System is an expandable means of clamping parts relative to known datum positions. Reducing the cost of procuring new, additional work holding pieces, MicroLoc can also increase the speed of machine set-up.
MicroLoc’s modular system can significantly reduce cost and save time in procurement. As a result of the system’s flexibility, it’s also a rapid and cost-effective way of machining prototypes or one-off items.
MicroLoc clamping designs can be recorded and reproduced when required in the future, increasing the speed of machine set-up. By introducing more than one base plate and set, systems can be used across multiple machines, thus reducing the time in set-up and increasing productivity. This approach also allows operators to work across more than one machine at any one time.
WDS stocks the full MicroLoc range, including base plate t-slot pitches of 50, 60, 75 and 100 mm.
WDS also provides individual MicroLoc components including clamping units, locators, jaws, base plates, and various accessories.