Self Centering Crankshaft Machining Fixture
Detailed Description: This is a self-centering hydraulic clamp tombstone fixture that will hold four cranshafts for machining. The fixture is built for mounting to a 400mm pallet and used in a HMC. The hydraulics are fed live from the top using a rotary union mounted on the top of the fixture. The operator can load all four stations and spring pushers are used to hold the castings against the datums until hydraulic pressure is applied (hands free load).
The repeatability and impressive rigidity of this self-centering fixture helped us reduces cost of machining by not only lowering the run time, but also greatly reducing scrap. The design was solid and easy to maintain.