Thame ‘Bolts’ for Cost Effective Zero-Point Clamping
Thame Workholding has now introduced a new zero-point clamping system, the SOLIDBolt from HWR. The new system has been designed as a new approach to make zero-point clamping even easier, faster and more precise than ever before.
The exciting new SOLIDBolt system from Thame Workholding is significantly more cost-effective, flexible and safer when clamping. It is compatible with any machine or mounting grid and it can offer the ultimate flexibility for the end user. In comparison to similar systems, the simplicity of the SOLIDBolt system sets it apart from its rivals. From a technical standpoint, the SOLIDBolt zero-point clamping system uses a sliding mechanism that consists of two sliders and a counter-rotating threaded spindle.
With a locking mechanism that has a 45° transmission angle to the clamping bolt, Thame Workholding can guarantee a higher locking force than systems with a vertical arrangement. The principle of the SOLIDBolt technology is based upon the optimisation of the SOLIDPoint® principle. By reversing the interaction of the zero-point mounting and studs, SOLIDBolt can be used to equip large machine tables at a fraction of the cost of competitor systems.
What this means for machine shops is that machine tables or base plates can be equipped with bolts instead of zero-point mechanics. The zero-point technology is only used punctually at the required points and this saves money, especially for tables with more than one multiple clamping point. The base plates and conical SOLIDBolt zero-point bolts are available in a vast array of dimensions and configurations to suit the specific needs of the end user.
The system is complemented by a complete range of zero-point studs, protective aluminium plugs, cover screws and cover plates. For further details on how Thame Workholding can reduce your costs and improve your clamping performance and flexibility with the new SOLIDBolt from HWR, please contact your local representative now.