The world demands accurate well-made cuts. Workholding components from PDQ are sturdy enough to hold a wide variety of parts yet flexible enough to meet the demands of modern manufacturing.
What is workholding?
Workholding involves the components necessary to hold parts in place during almost any cutting job. Vices, clamps, and other tools are commonly used for this task.Â
These parts go far beyond the plastic you pick up at the hardware store. Specialized machine shops make workholding tools that hold up to 1500 pounds. Heavy equipment demands a robust solution.
How important is workholding in 2022?
Decades ago, small iron clamps were common. The products companies manufactured were not as specialized. Even the combustion engine was far less complicated than today.
In 2022, manufacturers need to make precise cuts with very little room for error. Being off by as little as a millimeter can result in an unacceptable loss of quality. The issue is even worse when the smallest error poses a major risk to your customers.
To account for modern demand, machine shops build highly specialized machines and tools to hold and create the most accurate possible cut. Hydraulics replace mechanical clamps that wear quickly.
Hydraulic workholding devices are among the strongest possible options for holding parts in place. This type of clamp or vice can put 5000 pounds of pressure on the part being worked on.
Hydraulics are flexible as well. Mechanical workholding parts experience a great degree of friction, wearing expensive parts at a rapid rate. The average lifespan of a hydraulic part is 10 to 20 years.
Fitting to My Machine
Once you commit to a precision instrument, installing it should be easy. When using specialized equipment, a machine shop can build parts specifically for your equipment.
Investing in equipment is no small matter with many machines costing in the tens of thousands of dollars. Ensuring the perfect fit will keep your cuts precise.
In most cases, installation simply requires a t-plate and slots to attach your workholding device. PDQ designs and manufactures parts for a wide array of machines, assisting on site as needed to help you get moving as soon as possible.
How much does a workholding device cost?
The cost for tools that hold manufacturing components vary in cost. Everything depends on your needs. Larger pieces of equipment come with a higher cost. PDQ strives to fill our customers orders without adding extra cost.
We are happy to give you a free quote. Plan your growth without any surprises. Building the future should not require flying blind.
Powerful Workholding Components
Error tolerances in manufacturing continue to become more miniscule. Precision and accuracy are everything in a world that optimizes the smallest nuts and bolts. Meanwhile, companies continue to manufacture heavy machinery.
PDQ helps companies seeking to make the best possible product of any size. We build, ship, and help install holding tools for many tasks. With continually update machining tools, get in touch to find out how we can help you.