Tooling Technology is marketing a line of quick-change devices aimed at lean manufacturing. The Segen Quick change system replaces old-fashioned nuts, bolts, fasteners and hand tools, which significantly reduces the time wasted on industrial setups, changeovers, workholding, clamping, fixturing and alignment, the company said.
Segen quick-change devices consist of a steel cylinder lock and a corresponding knob. The cylinder lock, designed to receive and mate with a conical male knob, locates and positions the knob to within 0.0002" with a holding force of up to 25,000 lbs. per device depending on cylinder specifications. Positively locked in a static state, the cylinder lock actuates when air pressure is applied to release or receive the knob. The cylinder locks stay mechanically locked until pneumatic pressure is applied to automatically release them. This assures a secure, fail-safe hold, even if pneumatic pressure is lost, the company said.
"A typical platen, mold or tool setup that traditionally takes hours to change out can now be changed in a matter of minutes," said a company spokesperson. "Tooling Technology's Segen Locks are reducing the production costs of machine builders, manufacturers and end users in plastics, robotics, appliances, medical equipment, automation, windows, aerospace, welding, automotive, tool making, electronics, metals and other markets. The quick-change cylinders are suitable for precisely and quickly locating tools, jigs or fixtures, making changeovers and setups simple, safe and secure."
Jeff Barker, Sales Director, said, "Our strong, precise and reliable cylinders and mating knobs pay for themselves quickly by replacing down-time with production time."
For more information contact:
Jeff Barker, Sales Director
100 Enterprise Drive
Fort Loramie, OH 45845