A touch of the control valve activates the horizontal piston, pushing the rocker arm forward. The vertical piston then drives the rocker arm down to clamp the work piece. When the machining operation is complete, another touch of the control valve automatically returns the rocker arm to the relaxed position, clearing the work piece for easy removal.
As a result, PowRslide bridge clamps speed both loading and unloading. Since the rocker arm clears the work piece on every cycle, PowRslide can be synchronized with machine cycles to automate one or several operations. It permits your operator to handle more work pieces, either by limit switches or by tape controlled machines. With simplified single-bolt mounting, it's easy to adapt PowRslide to virtually any machining operation.