If you would give me two minutes of your time, I am going to introduce you again to our quick-change solution. However, this time it will not be in the context of a CNC milling machine.
Today, we are looking at how you can quick-change almost anything. Our particular subject of interest is an old manual hydraulic press. But, you know what? You can make good use of Invert-A-Bolt™ Fasteners and Accessories , Zipbushing™ Precision Threaded Locator Bushings, and Xzertz™ Retractable Dowel Pin in this situation as well.
So what we have got here is a quick-change plate, which by the way, is very heavy and made out of steel. It has been prepped for our Invert-A-Bolt™ Fasteners holes and has been prepped for the Xzertz™ Retractable Dowel Pin.
Picture of Top Quick-Change Plate
Picture of bottom plate
In a nutshell, we have made this plate to do three very specific things. However, it could probably actually do hundreds or even thousands of things by just simply changing out the top quick-change plate. But right now, we have it designed to do three simple things.
First, it broaches a tool that we manufacture.
Second, it broaches another tool that screws in here.
Third, it broaches another tool that screws in here at the top.
The reality is, we make a new plate for every application.
The thing is, with a press like this, everything has to be on center, and once we get it on center, we are happy.
With this system, we are always located and on center, and that's the point.
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On today’s podcast, we interview Rick Miller, owner, and co-founder of Elijah Tooling, a company that sells innovative CNC work holding equipment. Rick has a knack for coming up with unique products and has several patents in the work holding sector. He says that innovative ideas are vital for success but getting customers to buy into those ideas is what makes for a successful business.
Question: What tool would you like to see invented?
So what we're going to do, is we're going to load our vices, we're going to load a part, we're going to probe it in, we're going to cut it. And then, we're going to go to the next step; which is to load our trunnion, load it, load a part and start it up. What's the point? Well, we're trying to show you how fast you can load and unload your parts of course. And then, also how fast it is to bring the trunnion in, and precisely locate it; get it into place and start machining with it.