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“Lightweight, versatile and economical” are the words Modern Industries is using to describe their new line of patented ModLoc™ modular tooling columns.

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 steel construction