31 October 2019
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Helping engineers get a grip

With an extensive range of self-aligning pads and positioning feet, components specialist norelem ensures toolmakers and engineers have everything they need to support and clamp parts securely and work efficiently.

Widely used in jig and tool construction, norelem’s self-aligning pads can be used for clamping fixtures, as well as for stops, supports and thrust pads. Positioning feet can additionally be used as thrust pieces in general machine and equipment construction.

Manufactured from high-quality steel or stainless steel, norelem’s self-aligning pads feature toggle locators and an embedded ball which can be angled between 7.5° and 20°, suiting them to a variety of contours and geometries.

With static load ratings from 10-165 kN, the self-aligning pads are designed to withstand high forces. For delicate surfaces, a non-colouring polyurethane coating helps protect against damage. For slippery or smooth objects, an abrasive diamond surface provides maximum grip with minimal clamping force.

Meanwhile, providing a tightening torque between 8.5 and 60 Nm, the positioning feet are also suitable for a variety of contact surfaces. This includes flat, spherical and corrugated surfaces, or as a support with POM insert.

Marcus Schneck, CEO of norelem, said: “With such a comprehensive choice of sizes and types, our self-aligning range is designed to meet almost every requirement quickly and reliably.”

Tom Austin-Morgan

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