Using a Pin for Orienting vs Locating

We are continuing our discussion of the use of a Straight Line Action Clamp in a weld fixture.

The purpose of the clamp in our sample fixture is to move a locating pin into a hole in the product part to locate.  Then, after the product is welded, the Straight Line Action Clamp can retract the pin, so that the product can be removed from the weld fixture.

In this weeks blog video, a round locating pin is replaced by a diamond pin in our sample fixture. using a straight line action clamp. Instead of locating the customer’s product in the weld fixture, we have changed the purpose of the pin. It is now only orienting one product part with respect to the other product parts to which it will be welded.

Next time we will be talking more about this diamond pin and the bushing block it is moving in.

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The Queen

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Susan Straley, aka Queen of Lean Machine Design, is the President of Rentapen Inc. in Waukesha, WI. She helps manufacturers reduce costs through excellence in 3d desing services, RAPid Tooling Components(TM), and Just-in-Time Laser Cutting Services(TM). Susan can be reached directly at 262-542-8891.
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