After many years of providing Lang five-axis work holding and automation systems through a UK agent, Lang Technik UK has been established to support both existing and potential customers. By way of official introduction, the company will be present at MACH 2020 (Birmingham NEC, 20-24 April) on Stand 40 in Hall 17, where product demonstrations will take place.
Several work-holding systems will be on show, including Makro Grip, the company’s original form-closure technology that provides high holding power for five-face machining. Makro Grip uses pre-stamping, a technology developed by Lang, where the workpiece is stamped outside of the machine tool with up to 20 tons of pressure before being clamped in the vice. Components requiring high holding power, but which might also be prone to deformation, can be securely clamped using this process. In short, the pre-stamping process eliminates the need for the vice to exert unnecessary pressure on the workpiece, resulting in improved surface finish and accuracy.
Another system being demonstrated will be Lang Technik’s Quick-Point system. Quick-Point acts as an interface between the machine table and clamping device, and is offered in a range of variants. For instance the system is available in round, rectangular or square plates, for single or multiple clamping, and can be used in vertical and horizontal machining centres, on three- and five-axis tables, and on fourth-axis rotary or trunnion systems. The attachment of the zero-point plate to the machine table or faceplate is achieved through the use of a prefabricated hole patterns for common T-slot distances, bore patterns and bolt circles, or individual, customised mounting options.
“Although we have many competitors and imitators, Lang Technik is the original and remains at the cutting-edge of work-holding design and manufacture,” says Lang Technik UK director Gareth Barnett. “Our engineers have many years of experience in applications related to work holding. In addition, we are proud to be backed by the engineering, design and product knowledge of Lang Technik Germany.”
For further information www.lang-technik.co.uk