Productivity News

Volume 20   No.  32
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Mitee-Bite Workholding Specialists ....
Have developed solutions to solve all your workholding problems

Industry Depot is your source for all the creative Mitee-Bite workholding solutions available across the United States
Long Length Machinable Uniforce Channel and Steel are available in different lengths to fit specific requirements.
  • Positive downforce and a low gripping profile for maximum workpiece access
  • Extremely low bite
  • High resistance to rip-out
  • Simple, sturdy, high quality design and components
  • Gain maximum tool access to your work 

VersaGrip Jaws
VersaGrip for versatility of clamping standard vise work
    Increase the functionality of your standard 4" (100mm) and 6" (150mm) vises. 
  • TalonGripTM is a simple bolt on system that will allow you to perform aggressive machining operations while clamping on as little as 1.5mm. 
  • Ideal for small lot sizes, difficult application or proto-type work when building a fixture would not be beneficial. 
  • TalonGrips are also available individually for fixturing with the Pitbull Clamp or soft jaw applications.

For Holding Parts on the Bore
  • Mitee-Bite introduces a new style clamp to its range of ID Xpansion clamps, the Side-Loc Xpansion clamp which is an ideal way to hold parts on the bore when you can not access the tapered screw. 
  • The Side-Loc Xpansion clamp is actuated by turning a socket head cam, on the side, which moves a tapered plunger to expand the clamp. The locking ring provides accurate preset diameter and rigidity for machining. 
  • Like the original ID Xpansion clamps, the Side-Loc Xpansion clamp has the dead length feature which is critical for close tolerance dimensions. 
  • The Side-Loc Xpansion clamp is designed in two styles, one for milling operations and one for lathe applications. 3D Machining Clamps Boost Accuracy & Productivity. 


Due to a low-profile design of OK-VISE Clamps, it is possible to execute flexible three-directional machining of workpieces with one fastening, and with greater accuracy.
The single wedge clamps keep the workpieces securely in place with no upward or downward movement. The double-wedge clamps generate a pull-down action pressing the workpieces towards the fixture base.
Single-wedge clamps are also available with extended jaws that can be machined to suit the geometry of the workpiece.
OK-VISE low-profile clamp with a self-adjusting steel ball is helpful when clamping castings and workpieces of irregular shapes.

ID XPANSION CLAMPS... For Holding Multiple Parts on an inside diameter.

The ID Xpansion clamp is the ideal way to hold multiple parts on an inside diameter for multiple machining on a vertical machining center or a horizontal machining center

These machinable clamps are produced in 11 sizes and can hold internal diameters from under 3/16ths inches to just under 7 inches. They use a heat treated tapered screw for expansion.

The flange diameter of the clamp is held to a close tolerance for precision locating in a machined pocket on work cubes and fixture plates.

The customer machines the mild steel clamp to match the bore of the part ensuring proper fit. Often times the clamps can be remachined for different size jobs.

One of the benefits of these low profile clamps is holding many lathe parts, for secondary machining, on one compact set up. They are quickly tightened with a hex key, torque driver or can be mated to hydraulic pull cylinders for automation.

Positive Downforce using minimal machining fixture space
This cam action fixture clamp provides positive down force while using very little space on a fixture. Work pieces can be clamped in series by using the back surface of a clamp to locate the next work piece. The hardened steel clamping element has both a smooth surface for machined work pieces and a serrated clamping surface for rougher work. The height of the clamp can be adjusted by milling the slot deeper in the fixture plate.

         We hope you found this informative and a useful productivity enhancing communication and as always we appreciate your comments.


Frederick J. Oille, P.Eng.
Industry Depot