Industrial Pump Industry
A large pump manufacturer approached us to improve the throughput of an existing machining operation via a flexible fixturing solution. The original machining process was to use several manual fixtures each on their own milling machine. Co-op Tool proposed a modular solution using hydraulically actuated fixture “nests”. Multiple nests could be mounted to a 4th axis trunnion with a quick-change, common mounting system. Additionally, quick-change clamping points where designed to be able to run various sizes of each style of part.
In the end, the entire workholding system allowed for the customer to machine any combination of part styles and sizes while reducing the load and un-load time.