Benefits

Adaptix™ Soft Jaw Benefits

The Adaptix™ Soft Jaw CNC milling fixture is an adjustable workholding device used in the machining process to position and secure multiple configurations of parts. The fixture can withstand a large cutting force and ensures the quick transition of parts produced on the machining center, maintaining conformity and interchangeability. The fixture is designed with multiple adjustable fingers that are positioned and locked in place providing a rigid work-hold.

The unique finger tip design builds on the flexibility and opens up a world of customization never seen before. Adaptix™ Soft Jaw can be customized to your needs with different tip materials, step profiles, lengths and unique tip edges. Not only are the tips replaceable, but the whole system is designed to be field repairable in case a single finger gets damaged.

Adaptix™ Soft Jaw will work on various vise brands and the unique housings insure a tightly coupled system.  


Benefits

  • Create a soft jaw in less than 60 seconds with the adaptable fingers
  • Eliminates the need to design and manufacture soft jaws, saving time and money
  • Quick changeover time from part to part, or from OP1 to OP2 as an example, at the machine
  • Eliminates the need to store soft jaws, freeing up space in your plant
  • Exchangeable studs allow for different materials to be gripped, with stud options including Aluminum, Soft Steel, and Hard Steel
  • Finger tips replace existing parallels and are available in 3mm, 6mm, 10mm (12mm & 18mm coming soon)
  • Replaceable studs that conform to different part materials and shapes being machined
  • Adaptix™ Soft Jaw is repairable at the machine so you can replace any finger, housing or tip
  • Adaptix™ Soft Jaw is designed and tested for durability in an environment with contact fluid and chips present

Benefits for all roles in your Company

Owner/Plant Manager

• Increases volume & profit
•Reduces staff workflow
• Improves efficiency
• Reduces waste

Shop Foreman

• Maximizes production
• Minimizes labor downtime for jobs flowing through

Manufacturing Engineer

• Improve manufacturing process and throughput

Job Estimator

• Faster quoting
• More profitable jobs
• Higher quote volume

Production Manager

• Faster on scheduling jobs
• Simplifies process

Lean Champion

• Simplifies process
• Eliminate “waste”

Machinist

• Faster setup
• Quicker changeover

 

 

Comparison between a standard soft jaw process and the Adaptix™ Soft Jaw methodology.

 

 

 

General

Adaptix™ Soft Jaw

Soft Jaw

Order Blanks & Design Soft Jaw:040 minutes
Program CNC:015 minutes
Remove old Soft Jaw and put away (storage):010 minutes
Setup / Cut / Configure:10 minutes27 minutes
Inspect & QA Soft Jaw:5 minutes10 minutes
Test Parts in Machine (run 1st part):10 minutes10 minutes
Soft Jaw Material Cost estimate:$0 or €0 or £0 $30 or €35 or £30
Number of operations per job that require a soft jaw or Adaptix™:22
Cost per Job w/ a labour rate of: $25/hour or €30/hour or £30/hour$21 or €27 or £25$153 or €210 or £172
   
Weekly Cost Example (2 jobs per week):$42 or €54 or £50$306 or €420 or £344
Soft Jaw Storage:No soft jaw storage neededStorage required