Rotary-pallet system

  • US 4,921,378 A
  • Filed: 09/19/1988
  • Issued: 05/01/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/23/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A device adapted for the multi-directional machining of shaped workpieces (8,9,10) comprising:

  • a rotary-pallet device formed of a body portion (2) rotable about a longitudinal axis (A-B) and having an outer surface or guide face characterized by at least one counter-face (4,13)at least one wedge piece (3) diagonally attachable to the surface of said body portion (2) at one edge thereof spaced from said at least one counter-face (4,13)the space between said counter-face (4,13) and a face of said wedge piece (3) being adapted to receive a workpiece (8,9,10) to be machined, anda fastening member (1) passing in a diagonal direction through said at least one wedge piece into said body portion (2),said fastening member when fastened to body portion (2) of the rotary-pallet device applies a force to said wedge-piece (3) which in turn applies a force via a wedge surface to the workpiece and forces it against said counter-face (4,13) to firmly hold said workpiece (8,9,10) in place for multi-directional machining.

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