Kurt Workholding offers a complete line of high-density CarvLock® workholding towers for precision machining with eight or twelve clamping stations in both manual and hydraulic models. Equipped with easily changeable jaws, these Kurt towers provide maximum setup flexibility and fast changeover between jobs.
Kurt’s complete line of CarvLock tower system options allows manufactures to configure one that fits their exact needs. They are ideal for use on mid-size and larger horizontal machining centers. Each tower station has either a 3 or 4 inch jaw opening and provides repeatable clamping to 0.0002 inch with a maximum clamping force of 5,870 to 7,460 lbs., depending on model.
Kurt’s CarvLock Tower feature self-adjusting holding blocks for clamping the same or dissimilar sized parts. Fast manual operation is enhanced with the adjustable pre-load feature that reduces handle turns for opening and closing clamping stations. The Hydraulic CarvLock Towers achieve the fastest part clamping by eliminating the need to manually clamp the piece part.
Kurt’s CarvLock Towers are precision manufactured of ductile iron insuring maximum strength, rigidity and long-term accuracy. The elevated column design makes clearing chips and coolant from the clamping area fast and easy. Additional features include jaw options for specific applications including: hard jaws, machinable aluminum and machinable ductile iron jaws plus aluminum fixture plates. For maximum flexibility, jaws are indexable 180 degrees.
Like all Kurt manufactured workholding products, the complete line of CarvLock towers has a Lifetime Iron Clad Warranty.
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