New Royal Machine “Universal Valve Fixture” Provides Greater Flexibility In Gripping Parts And Reducing Setup And Change-Over Times

The 630 MM Universal Valve Fixture illustrates valve body being clamped with tool access available from all four sides.

Berlin,CT. – Royal Machine & Tool combines the design concepts of two of their most popular fixtures…”C” Frame Fixture and Modular Fixture…into a Universal Valve Fixture. Specifically designed and developed for use in the Valve Industry, the new Universal Valve Fixture provides greater flexibility in covering a large range of Valve Bodies with a single fixture.

In making the announcement, General Manager, Guy Byrne stated, “By combining the Modular Chain Fixture with our current “C” Frame Fixture, the Independent Work Nests for specific parts are eliminated, thus reducing costs as well as improving change-over times in the process, yet maintaining positive gripping of the part(s). This new concept is ideal for families of parts as well as your odd run part.”

“In addition, our standard Royal “C” Frame Fixture is a design that cradles the part in a Work Nest which is specifically fitted to a particular part on the upper and lower portion of the fixture. Implementing the Modular Fixture as the Lower Work Nest provides ample adjustments to be made to grip many different sized parts without having to purchase custom fitted work nests that have to be unbolted each time and replaced with the correct Work Nest for an individual part number.”

Founded in 1952, Royal Machine & Tool Corporation is ISO9001:2008 & AS9100 Rev. “B” Certified and serves the world’s leading industries from its Berlin, CT corporate offices and manufacturing facility representing over 40,000 square feet including state-of-the-art CNC machine tools. All services and products are performed/produced in the USA and include the designing and building of custom and standard work holding devices from simple manual fixtures to sophisticated hydraulic fixtures with multiple faces. Custom and standard chucks of all types for rotating and non-rotating applications are also designed and built by Royal Machine &Tool…as well as a complete range of Contract Machining options/services from single prototype machining to high volume production requirements.