Gripper inserts and assemblies increase workholding force and decrease fixture wear. Installed in a fixture's locating surfaces, serrated grippers slightly penetrate workpieces for greater resistance to workpiece movement than friction alone. Flat-tip grippers extend fixture life by protecting contact surfacers. Grippers are available in hardened tool steel or durable carbide, as individual inserts, or integrated locating assemblies.
Carr Lane Mfg. Co. Inc., 4200 Carr Lane Ct., St. Louis, MO 63119.
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