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Features

 

Quick & Easy Locking!

Just by turning the knob / pushing the button. No time wasting for tightening screws and nuts.

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Secure Clamping

with cam locking / ball locking mechanism

 

Visible Safety

Quarter turn fasteners have ON and OFF marking. Ball lock fasteners clamp the part upon releasing button.

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Application

IMAO's quick release fasteners provide changeover solution to packaging, food processing, printing machines or assembly and checking fixtures.

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Case Studies

 

Case 1: Quarter Turn Fastener reduced fixture changeover time by half!

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Toyokawa Engineering manufactures testing equipment for automotive parts and they use IMAO's Quarter Turn Fasteners on the fixtures in their equipment.

They designed the fixture to be able to hold several workpieces at a time to fit the user's needs. Setups for changing fixture parts come out every changeover depending on workpieces. The user required Toyokawa the swift changeovers of fixtures they do over 2 times a day. That's why Toyokawa decided to use IMAO's Quarter Turn Fasteners that shorten the setup time by clamping with just a 90 degrees turn of the knob.

In the previous testing equipment, the user fixed the parts with screws and knobs and it took more than 1 minute for changeover.

With Quarter Turn Fasteners, changeover of fixture takes only 30 seconds. Toyokawa highly esteems the quick & easy operation of IMAO's tool-less clamps, wide variation of line ups and their ready availability of IMAO's standard products as a manufacturer of standard machine elements.

Toyokawa will keep using Quarter Turn Fasteners for their equipment in the future.

 

Case 2: Quick & Easy changeover in injection molding machine!

Panasonic Eco Solutions Electrical Construction Materials Mie Co., Ltd. manufactures intercom and fire alarm for home and they use IMAO's Quarter Turn Fasteners on injection molding line for the resin products.

They cut the resin burr on back of the post-molded products by a nipper. Setups for changing the nipper and its position come out every mold change because the position of the burr is different product by product.

In the previous line, they used the general-purpose nipper units for all products and it took more than 15 minutes to loosen screws, change nippers and adjust positions.

They needed to change the mold more than 50 times per month for some machines. They decided to use dedicated nipper units for each product and clamp the units with Quarter Turn Fasteners to reduce machine downtime and set-up time.

As a result, the changeover of units takes only 1 minute with One-touch fasteners, Quarter Turn Fasteners. Furthermore, the visible clamping and unclamping states by the position of the knob increased safety on their plant. They will continue to improve production system by shortening the time for operation and changeover.

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Application Examples

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Quarter Turn Clamps

High clamping force
ON / OFF indicator for safety
Available in stainless steel
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RETRACTABLE QUARTER TURN CLAMPS

The shank retracts to enable slide or door applications
High clamping force
ON / OFF indicator for safety
Available in stainless steel
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HEAVY DUTY QUARTER TURN CLAMPS

The highest clamping force of 400N
ON / OFF indicator for safety
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RETRACTABLE HEAVY DUTY QUARTER TURN CLAMPS

The shank retracts to enable slide or door applications
The highest clamping force of 400N
ON / OFF indicator for safety
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KNOB-LOCKING PINS

Clamp action sensing
High holding capacity by wedge
ON / OFF indicator for safety
Available in stainless steel
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BUTTON-LOCKING PINS

Secure locking upon releasing button
High holding capacity by wedge
Available in stainless steel
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PIN HOLDING CLAMPS

Suitable for space-saving application
High holding capacity by wedge
Available in stainless steel
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SNAP-IN CLAMPS

Quick & easy snap-in operation
Suitable for space-saving application
High holding capacity by wedge
Made of stainless steel
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HOLE HOLDING CLAMPS

No need for receptacle
Secure locking upon releasing button
High holding capacity by wedge
Made of stainless steel
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SHAFT COUPLING CLAMP

Multipurpose coupling element
Easy to clamp/unclamp by turning 90°
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BALL-LOCK CLAMPS

Compact & safety mechanical locking
Safety lock type is available
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MAGNET-LOCK CLAMP

Compact & instant magnetic attachment
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Precision Locating Fasteners

 

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ONE-TOUCH FLEX LOCATOR (Knob)

Quarter turn clamping
0.01mm repeatability
600N clamping force
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ONE-TOUCH FLEX LOCATOR

Quarter turn clamping
0.01mm repeatability
700N clamping force

 

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ONE-TOUCH FLEX LOCATORS (Cam Handle)

Vertical handle operation
0.008mm repeatability
1800N clamping force
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ONE-TOUCH FLEX LOCATOR

0.008mm repeatability
4500N clamping force

 

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