Designed to be used in the T-slots of machine tables Mitee-Bite’s new versatile HD T-Slot Clamp is capable of generating an impressive 88kN of down force. This is coupled with a very low gripping profile which reduces material cost and the number of machining operations required.
The T-Slot Clamp bolts straight down onto the machine table eliminating the need for a separate fixture. Set up time is accordingly reduced making the machining operation quicker and more efficient. The hardened steel clamping element has both a smooth surface for machined workpieces and a serrated clamping surface for rougher work.
The HD T-Slot Clamp is designed specifically for use with Pitbull and OK-Vise clamps which can be used on the same base in a variety of configurations, ensuring plenty of holding force. Another benefit is that both Pitbull and OK-Vise clamps can be reused saving time and money.
The Pitbull Fixture Clamp is well known for its low profile and positive down force and is now available as a modular clamp in two styles. The Slotted Modular version with a step offers increased versatility through its unique riser design. It supports the workpiece off the machine table for through milling and drilling. The hardened and ground clamps are designed for use on work cubes, as well as machined tables with tapped holes or T-slot configurations.
The Compact Modular version is ideal for clamping workpieces in series by using the back surface of a clamp to locate the next workpiece. The back of the clamp is ground square to the bottom for precise location of parts. The height of the clamp can be adjusted by the depth of the milled slot used to locate the clamp. Both versions are produced in two sizes with holding forces of 16kN and 26kN.
The popular Pitbull Clamp is also available in a machinable version with additional material on the clamping face to allow for machining a radius or profile.
Due to the low-profile design of OK-VISE clamps, it is possible to execute flexible three-directional machining of workpieces with one fastening. This ability to machine a workpiece in three planes means improved accuracy.
Mitee-Bite Products, LLC began in 1986 with the original Mitee-Bite hex clamp created to save time on a re-occurring production job and grew to become the innovator of compact, low-profile edge clamps for CNC machining.
Fast forward more than 30 years later and they continue to develop new products that provide customers with a wide assortment of high-density low profile clamping solutions – all designed to keep the spindle running, cutter engagement, reducing idle spindle time, savings on material cost and reduced set-up times.
“Mitee-Bite’s new HD T-Slot Clamp is one of the strongest lowest profile clamps available and has the added benefit of eliminating the need for a separate fixture. The fact that both Pitbull and OK-Vise clamps can be used on the same base will ensure that no matter what your job, you’ll be guaranteed more than enough gripping force,” Dimac Managing Director, Paul Fowler said.
In addition to Mitee-Bite, Dimac is also the sole distributor of other leading CNC accessory and workholding brands including Kitagawa, Lang Technik, Reven air cleaners, Hydrafeed barfeeders and Royal’s Rota-Rack.