Clamping Fixtures as a Relevant Performance Factor
Clamping fixtures have a significant influence on the machining quality and the achievable cycle times. Window fixtures are mainly used for 5-axis machining. For 4-axis machining, multi-part fixtures are often used. After a tool change, several workpieces can be machined one after the other. This reduces the ratio of non-productive time and increases the overall output. Where necessary, the fixtures can be extended with additional functions, e.g., for aligning the workpiece in the fixture.
Successful Designs of Clamping Fixtures
Get an impression of some of our already realized clamping fixtures. When designing our clamping fixtures, we focus on the optimal adjustment to the workpiece and the machining strategy.
Motor Cycle Frame
Complete machining in one setup, clamping fixture with 20 clamps and 23 movable support elements
Engine Cradle for an E-Car
Complete machining in one clamping, vertical positioning of the workpiece, interference circle in A and B axis 1 600 mm
Structural Component for an E-Car
Complete machining in one setup, component with 1155 mm width and 1070 mm length, 16 clamping datums
4-axis complete machining in two setups, automated loading, unloading and reclamping thanks to robot gripper
Housing for Low-Floor Buses
Machining of workpiece on a 5-axis bridge in one setup completely to flipover.
Side Rail Made of Die Cast Aluminum
Complete machining in one setup, oversized workpieces
Crankcase for Two-Cylinder Combustion Engine
5-axis complete machinig, machining on five sides
8-part fixture, adjustable rotary alignment for workpieces
Four-spindle machining, clamping bridge with two times four clamping nests