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Precise mechanical systems provide fast, accurate tool changeover.




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Quick Change Systems


Tooling Technology's Segen Locks are precision mechanical locating systems that provide fast and accurate tool changeover for numerous industrial applications including plastics, machining, stamping, welding, robotics, automation, extrusion, aerospace, automotive, marine, windows & doors, appliances, rubber, fabricating, racing, metalworking, medical, electronics, defense and more.

This clever Quick Change system replaces old-fashioned nuts, bolts, fasteners and hand tools, which significantly reduces the time wasted on industrial setups, changeovers, workholding, clamping, fixturing and alignment. The devices are ideal for instantly and precisely locating and holding just about anything, making changeovers and setups simple, safe and secure. The strong, precise and reliable cylinders and mating knobs pay for themselves quickly by replacing "down-time" with "production-time".

Applications for improvements with the Segen Quick-Change systems are endless. These innovative and practical products will reduce downtime, improve quality, eliminate waste, enhance efficiency, and increase your overall profitability.


How it works:Quick Change

With a quick burst of air pressure, the cylinders unlock to receive, and locate their mating steel retention knobs. Removing air pressure from the cylinder allows the internal piston cam to mechanically position five hardened steel balls around the knob, locking it into place until air pressure is applied again to release it.


The precision surfaces of the cylinder locks and mating knobs offer repeatability of 0.0002”, with thousands of pounds of fail-safe mechanical holding strength.


Positively locked in a static state, the cylinder lock actuates when air pressure is applied to release or receive the knob. The cylinder locks stay mechanically locked until pneumatic pressure is applied to automatically release them. This assures a secure, fail-safe hold, even if pneumatic pressure is lost.

Quick Change Introduction Video