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Kurt Workholding introduces new quick change jaw system reducing jaw change time

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Kurt Workholding announces the launch of the new patent-pending DoveLock Quick-Change jaw system that offers precise jaw position repeatability and reduces jaw change time by 90%.

Kurt Workholding’s new DoveLock Quick-Change jaw system allows jaws to be quickly changed out and repositioned with high precision, reducing jaw change time to less than one minute while also positioning the jaw with repeatability of up to ±0.001”. The machinable jaws can be flipped 180° and machined on both sides for two different part setups, a feature unique to the DoveLock Quick-Change jaw system.

The DoveLock master jaw utilises specially designed dovetail quick-clamps to precisely hold the quick-change machinable jaws. The master jaw is attached to the stationary and movable jaw of any standard 6” Kurt industry standard vices or Kurt cluster towers in the initial setup; it’s also available for Kurt metric vices and cluster towers. Once the system is in place the machinable jaws can be easily swapped out by loosening the three quick-clamps on top of the master jaw, followed by pulling out the machinable jaw forward at an angle or sliding out the side of the master jaw.

The DoveLock Quick-Change jaw system’s swappable jaws are precision machined from 6061 aluminium to ensure highly precise and repeatable setups. Allowing the design of unique part profiles or steps, DoveLock swappable jaws are easily machined on both sides of the jaw to allow for multiple setups on the same pair of jaws. The unique workstop located on the master jaw allows for quick and repeatable location of up to ±0.001”, without measuring. The swappable jaws are available in 6”, 7”, 8”, and 10” widths.

Kurt Workholding sells the system in two parts: a Master Jaw Set consisting of two Master Jaws, four low head socket cap screws and a 5/32” hex ‘T’ wrench, and a Jaw Set consisting of two precision-machined aluminium machinable jaw plates.

Considered a game-changer for production facilities, Kurt DoveLock Quick-Change jaw system can drastically reduce changeover time and ensure precise repeatability expected by customers. The DoveLock Quick-Change jaw system workstop ensures high repeatability even after the jaws have been stored, eliminating the cost of having to machine new jaws for every production order.

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