RAPid Blocks™ are standard yet versatile parts that are used with locating pins, rest pads, jig feet, and other parts in a weld fixture. RAPid Blocks™ can be ordered with different hole configurations such as tapped holes, drilled and counter bored holes, press fit dowels, or slip fit dowels. When RAPid Blocks™ are counter bored, the counter bore is on both sides of the block. The designer can then flip the block around to meet different needs and spacing constraints.
RAPid Blocks™ can have holes in both ends of the block or only one end. A RAPid Block™ with holes in only one end leaves room for the Machine Designer to modify or customize the end of the block without holes. Often times Designers will mount a flat foot, rest pad, RAPid Plate™, or pin in the end without a hole.
Easy to design into a weld fixture, RAPid Blocks™ are also easy to assemble once they arrive at the shop. A drill point on the face of a block indicates that the dowel holes are slip fit. A face without a drill point indicates that the dowel hole is a press fit. This helps the machine assembler as they put the weld fixture together.
Watch some videos to learn more about how RAPid Blocks are used with Precision Adjustment Shims to fine-tune product location when testing out a product-part-holding machine.