Tooling & Positioning
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Alignment pins are removable locating devices used to precisely align mating workpieces in jigs and fixtures. Pieces are aligned by installing a pin in one part and a liner in the other. Handle styles include T-handle, L-handle, convertible handle, and no handle.
Angle Plates & Irons
Angle plates and angle irons are used to support workpieces in vertical positions for layout, tooling, and machining applications to prevent movement and distortion.
Clamp Rest Pads
Clamp rest pads can be used as hardened work rests or as wear plates on your jigs and fixtures.
Fixture Blocks & Plates
Built to reduce design and detail time, CMM fixture blocks and plates provide a work base with a combination of standard size mounting holes for positioning.
Fixture jacks are a positive locking jack for irregular clamping to achieve various heights requiring a positive pressure stop. They are adjustable to fit height irregularities of milling operations.
Fixture keys are used to locate jigs and fixtures on slotted machine tool tables and position the part to be machined in one operation. Our selection of fixture keys includes block keys and sine keys.
Flat feet quickly and accurately align jig and fixture components on machine tables. Their large diameter and thin cross section make them idea for many applications. Cap screw included.
Gauge stops speed layout and set-up by eliminating exact position locators, as well as the need to remove the die or fixture for adjustment. The spring-loaded pin completely retracts into the gauge body. Tightening the set screw forces the ball outward, locking the gauge in position.
Ideal for irregularly shaped workpieces, we offer an assortment of serrated gripper pads, as well as adjustable bolt grippers, swivel action grippers, and tapered grippers.
Height Adjustment Bolts
Height adjustment bolts are used when dealing with the positioning and alignment of motors, motor units, drive components and production lines.
Helical Thread Inserts
Quickly and permanently restore stripped, worn and damaged threads in any material. Coil tension securely holds the insert in place without undue tension on the surrounding material. They are vibration and impact resistant and will not strip or seize. All inserts are made from 18-8 stainless with a hardness of RC 43-50 and tensile strength above 200,000 psi.Screw-locking inserts have a series of straight segments to provide self-locking torque on the bolt, eliminating the need for other thread locking devices.
Hex Drive Thread Inserts
Hex drive thread inserts create sturdy machine threads in soft woods. The are designed for applications where frequent assembly or disassembly could lead to thread erosion or stripping.
Hydraulic Work Supports
Hydraulic work supports are used on clamping fixtures to hold workpieces secure during machining operation, which helps to increase machining accuracy by reducing deflection. They automatically adjust to the proper height for supporting a workpiece, then lock securely to become fixed rests.
Keylocking Thread Inserts
Quickly repair stripped, damaged or worn out threads with a new stronger thread using keylocking inserts. Keylocking inserts are easily installed using standard drills and taps. Once the locking keys are driven down, the insert is tightly locked and will not turn. Steel inserts are C1215, parkerized. Stainless inserts are 303, passivated. Internal threads are class 2B, external threads are 2A. Inserts with internal thread size 5⁄16 or M7 and larger have four locking keys. Smaller sizes have two locking keys. Solid inserts allow you to relocate or fill in holes that are too large. All the inserts listed are in stock for same day shipment.
Knife Thread inserts for hard wood significantly reduce the possibility of stripping when using a threaded fasteners in materials such as oak, cherry, and maple. Ideal for applications ranging from furniture to cabinetry to storm shutters.
Knurled Torque Handles
Our knurled torque handles offer control of forward force on assemblies and machinery where ordinary torque thumb screws would require considerable machining or customizing. These torque handles provide a variable holding force with hex head adjustment, allowing them to hold both fragile and heavy materials.
Locating Pins & Accessories
Locating pins are used for controlled, tight tolerances to increase accuracy in positioning workpieces on fixtures. Typically, two pins are needed to properly align the workpiece. We offer round pins that provide precise location in all directions, as well as relieved or diamond pins that provide clearance with less contact to prevent binding during loading and unloading.
Locating Screws & Buttons
Adjustable locating screws are used with locating pins to accurately position workpieces in jigs and fixtures.
Machine Screw Jacks & Accessories
Machine screw jacks are height adjustable and used to support elevated areas of a workpiece. We also carry ball-shaped and V-shaped screw jack pads.
Press-Fit Thread Inserts
Press fit thread inserts are used for cored or drilled holes in plastics. They are designed to replace molded-in inserts or threads in plastic castings. Provides clean threads and screw locking action not obtainable in molded-in inserts. Available in brass or stainless steel.
Pronged Torque Handles
Our pronged torque handles offer control of forward force on assemblies and machinery where ordinary torque thumb screws would require considerable machining or customizing. These torque handles provide a variable holding force with hex head adjustment, allowing them to hold both fragile and heavy materials.
Quick Change Fixture Mounting Systems
Quick change fixture mounting systems provide fast installation with precise location to help reduce setup and changeover times. We offer quick change liners, bushings, shanks, and repair kits.
Rest buttons support and position workpieces from the bottom or side. Our selection includes circular, press fit, and threaded rest buttons.
Rivet Nut Thread Inserts
These blind thread inserts offer strong torque and pull out characteristics, they feature a heavy duty head profile and increased thickness in the collapse area. Steel with cadmium plating.an be used in blind or through hole applications.. Especially effective in sheet metal and other thin material operations. The insert is placed in the parent material hole and crimped up with the installation tool. Installs from one side and no tapping is required. Installs nearly flush eliminating counter sinking. Made from plated steel. Metric dimensions are show in millimeters. Reid Supply has a wide selection of Rivet Nut Insert Repair Kits
Self-Locking Thread Inserts
These inserts have automatic self-locking external threads for use with use-activated epoxy adhesive. They prevent or repair stripped threads. There is no special too required for installation, install with a bolt and wrench or a screwdriver.