and economical” are the words Modern Industries is using
to describe their new line of patented ModLoc™ modular
By uniquely incorporating the principals of structural engineering,
ModLoc tooling columns have an exceptionally strong exterior
structure. Extremely simple to construct, ModLoc manifold and
support brackets securely connect with fixture plates to form
a precise integrated, high strength, rigid structure. In essence,
the fixture plates become an integral part of the tooling column;
thus, creating significant overall weight reductions.
As compared to traditional solid tooling columns, ModLoc tombstones
are significantly lighter. This reduced weight translates into
much improved machining efficiencies and less wear and tear
on the machine as tables can move faster without having to
bear the weight that heavier columns represent.
The ModLoc System is assembled using Modern’s new patent-pending
SpeedLoc locator/fastener system. The SpeedLoc allows quick,
accurate assembly and disassembly. This state-of-the-art technology
allows endless configurations of ModLoc columns. ModLoc fixture
plates can be quickly and easily removed for alteration and
then quickly and accurately reattached to column brackets.
ModLoc’s design also allows easy access to the inside
of the column where components such as hydraulics and electronics
can be efficiently housed.
A summary of additional ModLoc™ features and benefits include…
• “Kit” Construction – permits extremely
flexible assembly configurations • “Open” Design – permits easy hydraulic
and electrical access to a multitude of tooling and fixturing
components • Built-in Manifold & Bracket Sets – easily
accommodate hydraulic systems to support advanced process operations • Most Popular Shapes & Sizes – custom configurations
can also be special ordered • High Strength Materials - featuring aluminum alloy or