A Modular Clamping System for Bulky Parts

Derek Korn - June 23, 2014

The FCS modular clamping system was designed to minimize setup times, enable machines to access five sides of a fixtured part and provide highly repeatable positioning so parts can be removed and accurately refixtured as needed.
 

FCS Moulds, now Elmann S.R.L.U., is an Italian moldmaker that sought to develop a standard means of fixturing mold components that would minimize setup times, enable its machines to access five sides of a fixtured part, and provide highly repeatable positioning so parts could be removed and accurately refixtured at the same zero reference points as needed. Ultimately, its goal was to increase its machines’ spindle utilization so it could be more competitive with foreign moldmakers.

The solution it developed eventually turned into a product line that’s well-suited for clamping big, bulky components. Learn how you might benefit from it.