German standard components manufacturer norelem has significantly expanded their clamping technology range of products, with more than 800 items being added to the “norelem positions” group of products.
The range will allow for a larger variety of workpieces or tools to be fixed in place and thus machined. The sub-group 01000, which includes the categories of plates, add-on elements, angle plates, and cube tombstones, serves as the basis of clamping technology.
Amongst other additions, new product families have been added to the plates product range – these being the baseplates and subplates, which can be positioned and fastened directly on machine tables. The baseplates are available in grey cast iron with grid holes in rectangular and round designs; similarly the sub plates are available in grey cast iron with holes.
“Clamping technology is one of the essential instruments in facilitating manufacturing” says Marcus Schneck, CEO of norelem. “Without the required clamping technology, manufacturing has a high rate of failure, meaning waste in material and time, or it comes to a halt entirely. By expanding our range of clamping technology, we can support more facets of the manufacturing industry and further support those we already do.”
Expanding the category of “stepped clamps”, norelem are adding seven new product families to the range. Both prefabricated assemblies and individual parts are available; the individual assemblies can then be put together. The different shapes and designs of the products ensure that the clamps can be used for a variety of tasks and applications. Clamp straps are used in mechanical engineering, fixture construction, and prototype construction. Among other things, they ensure that the workpiece is held securely during milling and welding.
norelem have also introduced their new sub-group 42000 “Zero-point Clamping Technology”, which includes four categories featuring zero-point clamping systems, five axis module clamping system 80, five axis module clamping system 50, and five axis module clamping system 138. This sub-group brings together a range of tools to save time and effort during clamping. Zero-point clamping systems enable a quick and precise clamping and referencing of fixtures and workpieces, on all cutting machine tools and machining centres, as well as on die-sinking and measuring machines. These systems are compatible with pallets, devices, vices, and workpieces; and can be changed in seconds with a defined zero point, whilst ensuring a repeatability of less than 0.005mm.