Design and Development of Clamping Fixture for Drilling of Boiler Tube Plate
Pages : 285-290;http://dx.doi.org/10.14741/Ijcet/22774106/spl.4.2016.59
Present invention provides special design of clamping fixture for drilling of boiler tube plate. This clamping fixture is necessary in order to self centre the boiler tube plate. This self-centering can be done by using rack and pinion mechanism. This fixture was designed and built to hold, support and locate fire tube boiler plate to ensure that it is drilled with accuracy. The fixture set up for component is done manually. For that more cycle time required for loading and unloading the material so, there was a need to develop a system which can help in improving productivity and time. Fixtures reduce operation time and increase productivity and high quality of operation is possible.
Keywords: Clamping fixture, Self Centering, Rack and Pinion, Hydraulic Clampers, Simulation in solid works, etc.