Why Use Power Workholding?

Why choose Power Workholding Components from Carr Lane Roemheld? They provide immediate advantages over manual workholders: AUTOMATION Power-operated elements provide more control and a wide range of operations within a workholding system. Once adjusted, each product consistently clamps or holds. Powered work supports automatically adjust to minor workpiece irregularities. In addition, power workholding systems can … Continued

Achieving Optimum Ergonomics and Efficiency for Manual Workstations

By David Vilcek, Manager of Workholding and Assembly Article from September, 2015 issue of Today’s Medical Developments. Workstations have electronic shop-floor lift modules that lift and lower by means of a pushbutton, and rotary modules operated by two foot switches. Laboratory technology provider Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed an ergonomically designed production line for the … Continued

Magnetic Clamping Systems Advance as Mold Changing Option

Article excerpted from Plastics Machinery Magazine September, 2015

Quick mold changes have been the primary selling point for magnetic mold mounting systems as an alternative to bolt-on mechanical clamping or hydraulic mold-clamping approaches. Suppliers of magnetic clamping systems expect to attract additional processors with design updates that further reduce downtime and labor costs related to mold changeovers while increasing operator safety.

Clamps Gain a Grip on Die Change Efficiency

By Brad Kuvin, Editor Metal Forming Magazine September, 2015 Sound die-change practice starts with well-organized workstations. To that end, Whirlpool is customizing Creform material-handling carts to organize the new Hilma hydromechanical clamping nuts and accompanying bolts, to provide visual cues to die setters and press operators. Consecutive years (2013-2014) of significant growth in home-appliance sales … Continued

Behind the Scenes: Modular Assembly Units Designed to Boost Efficiency

Appeared in the August 2015 issue of New Equipment Digest Alexander Schul, Global Assembly & Drive Technology Head, Carr Lane Roemheld The editors of New Equipment Digest go behind the scenes for a special Q&A session to discuss the development and background of innovative products. NED: What led Carr Lane Roemheld to produce these assembly … Continued

Modular Lifting Units Assist Trek Bicycle with Paint and Finishing

Case History Appeared in the May 2015 issue of Assembly Magazine High quality custom painting and graphics are key to the popularity of Trek bicycles, and Carr Lane Roemheld helped the company provide ergonomic workstations for this process. Modular lifting columns are utilized to lift bicycle parts, enabling detailed applications by hand. Carr Lane Roemheld … Continued

Magnetic Clamping Systems for Rubber Molding

By David L. Fischer, Engineering Manager for the HILMA Division of Carr Lane Roemheld Mfg. Co. Article reprinted with permission of Rubber World. In today’s market of increased competition, short production runs and frequent mold changes, manufacturers must be alert to ideas that help increase productivity. A system to reduce the time needed for lengthy … Continued

Tips for Using Zero-Point Clamping Systems

By Kip Hanson, Contributing Editor Article excerpted from April, 2014 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering. A Carr Lane Roemheld zero-point fixture integrates into a four-sided tooling block. Similar to the mechanism that grips rotary toolholders on many machining centers, zero-point clamps employ a mounting knob and clamping wedge lock to pull a pallet, fixture or … Continued

Power Machine Vises for Close-Tolerance Demands

by Judy A. Camp, a writer for Carr Lane Roemheld Mfg. Co. Information adapted from an article which originally appeared in Modern Applications News.  Machine vises are commonly found in every job shop, large or small. While manual vises have some very effective uses, today’s closer tolerances often demand higher precision machine vises powered with … Continued

How Quick Die Change is Changing

By Kate Bachman, Editor Article from May 2014 issue of Stamping Journal. (Partial article. Use this link to read it in full):Quick die change, introduced decades ago, has become a staple of lean manufacturing in most stamping shops. QDC equipment itself is being upgraded and their lines expanded to meet evolving requirements for speed and … Continued