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Modular XYZ Xpansion Press Fit Pins Available in Mild Steel

Mitee-Bite's Modular XYZ Xpansion Press Fit Pins for custom fixture plate applications are now also available in the more economical 12L14 mild steel. The patent pending design provides accurate location, repeatability and high holding forces for securing parts on the inside diameter. "The XYZ Pin delivers out of the way workholding and accessibility to all work surfaces with no external clamping interference," said a company spokesperson. The threaded pins are available in standard sizes of 1/2, 5/8, M12 and M16 for tombstones and grid plates. The press fit pins are available in 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, M6, M10, M12 and M16 diameters for custom applications.

Both styles of the pins are manufactured from 17-4PH stainless steel and now the press fit pins are also available in 12L14, a low cost option when the durability and longevity of 17-4 is not necessary. Simplistic design creates a rock solid pin when the drive screw locks the workpiece and all components to the fixture platform. Press fit pins are intended for close tolerance removable slide fit applications. Install in a precision bore or in a bushing with the center tapped for the tapered drive screw. An accessory kit is available to make installation and removal of the XYZ press fit pins quick and easy.

Threaded XYZ pins are designed with an internal rotary broached hex for installation and removal from a tombstone, grid plate or fixture plate. They may be installed in a drilled and reamed hole for precise location or set in a hardened drill bushing for additional strength and wear resistance.

The pins expand up to 0.030" (0.7 mm) and the diameter can be machined for specific applications. The top of the pins have a slight taper, creating maximum line contact in bore and providing clearance during load/unload. They are designed for quick set-ups on secondary operations, material coming off prep stations, water-jets or even assembly applications outside of machining centers.

"What I really like about the Mitee-Bite Modular XYZ Xpansion Pins, is their unique low profile and internal clamping feature," commented Ricky Strader from Roush Yates Manufacturing. "These features provide infinite possibilities for clamping and fixturing our parts using existing hole locations. This substantially reduces the size of the clamp footprint, keeping the design as compact and neat as possible. In addition, the enhanced clamping force provides us that additional security, especially on large, complex jobs ensuring the part will stay securely fastened and flat on the fixture plate in its mounted position throughout the machining process."

For more information contact:

Mitee-Bite Products LLC

P.O. Box 430

Center Ossipee, NH 03814-1430


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