Meusburger Clamping configurator saves time and money
According to a study, a mould making company spends an average of 600 hours per year on machine setup. This time can be significantly reduced by using a zero clamping system.
As renowned plate supplier, Meusburger offers an additional service for this. Now customers can order the plates they need to machine with the fitting holes for the clamping bolts of their zero clamping system. This new service will make the value chain for plate machining even more efficient.
New service saves a complete work step
The introduction of fitting holes for the clamping bolts of a zero clamping system not only is time consuming but also takes up personnel and machine resources that the mould making company needs for their actual core competence, such as introducing the cavity.
With Meusburger’s new service, the customer can skip this step completely, since the fitting holes have already been made into the plate. Meusburger offers this service for the P standard and P special plates range. The selection is made using the new, intuitive clamping configurator in the Meusburger shop, which can be accessed via a button in the ‘plates’ product group.
Selection of well-known manufacturers and tried and trusted machining sizes
The first step after accessing the clamping configurator is to select one of three clamping types offered: type A for the direct mounting of the clamping bolt via a thread, type B for mounting via a through hole with counterbore tool from the back side or type C for mounting on the machine vice. Next is the selection of the appropriate manufacturer, system and bolt type of the zero clamping system. In addition to Meusburger, a large selection of other well-known manufacturers is available. In the next step, the number of bolts as well as the desired distances can be defined by means of the standard hole pattern or individual coordinates. A zero point shift is also possible. The machining sizes of the fitting holes are already preset - but certain parameters such as thread or counterbore depth can still be changed within defined limits. The entered parameters are also shown in the live display. This provides additional reliability during configuration.
CAD data immediately available for download
The customer can then download the 3D data as usual and request the configured plate or order it immediately. See for yourself at: www.meusburger.com/clamping-configurator.