German-based clamping manufacturer AMF has decided to use extra strong and corrosion resistant screws from BUMAX for its zero-point clamping systems. AMF has ordered BUMAX® extra strength fastener model 109 in both standard and ultra grades for use in its precise zero-point clamping solutions, which are used in milling processes and turning centres.
AMF describes its Zero-Point-System as revolutionary, due to its highly precise clamping modules with high draw in, as well as locking and holding forces to ensure perfect clamping in the widest range of applications. AMF previously used carbon steel screws for its clamping products but the company required a more durable fastener solution.
BUMAX outlines that both BUMAX 109 and BUMAX 109 Ultra are premium fasteners that provide better corrosion resistance and strength in demanding applications. AMF chose these fasteners as a particular headcap was needed that can only be manufactured in the BUMAX Ultra grade.
Christina Holm, product manager at AMF for Zero-Point-Systems explains: As our Zero-Point-Clamping Systems require a maximum of stiffness, strength and vibration tolerance, we were looking for a fastener solution that would outperform normal stainless steel. BUMAX was the only solution that fully met all of our tensile tests for extreme loading scenarios.”
“BUMAX screws are stable against static and dynamic forces during the machining process, even under extreme forces. They are available in a range of sizes, which makes them suitable for all our zero-point clamping modules including automation, pneumatic, and hydraulic,” concludes Holm.