Posted December 3, 2023

Swivots modular workholding components for irregular, contoured surfaces

Swivots workholding components from Fairlane Products, Inc. provide a modular component system that can help the positioning, clamping, holding and supporting designs and builds of virtually any mechanical device.

Fairlane Products Swivot grippersSwivots swivel, pivot and tilt to compensate for angles and irregularities of the workpiece. The ball swivels 360 degrees and tilts at varying degrees in any direction from centerline. They are equally effective for tough-to-hold castings or delicate positioning applications.

A typical Swivot assembly consists of a replaceable ball assembly (high speed tool steel or Delrin®) with replaceable pad (flat, serrated or Delrin) or solid ball, on O-ring, lock screw and a housing. Housings are available in three designs: hex head adjustable, threaded adjustable and base design. Swivots are used in manual, hydraulic and pneumatic clamping devices and other workholding fixtures. They allow the workpiece to stay in position by maximizing full surface area contact.

Swivots are available in various sizes and styles, both inch and metric, including base design Swivots and hex head styles. Swivots are available with flat, flat cone, serrated, and abrasive diamond surfaces. Effective for heavy-duty and light-duty applications, choose from tool steel, stainless steel, Delrin and urethane.

The base design variety is available in diameters of 3/8 to 15/16 in. with #4-3/8-24 threads and 10-4 mm diameters and M4-M8 thread. Hex head Swivots are available in sizes from 3/8-15/16 in. and 10 to 24 mm with threads from M6-M20.
Fairlane Products is a leading designer and manufacturer of rollers and bumpers used in materials handling, assembly and manufacturing applications. The company also designs and manufactures a wide range of workholding and positioning components, all built to promote higher productivity through faster speeds and feeds.

In addition to gripper pads, Fairlane Products also designs and manufactures covered bearings, Swivots — modular component workholding for holding and positioning of irregular contour surfaces, handle and levers, knobs and grips, equipment handles, hand wheels and cranks, hinges and latches, leveling supports, industrial rubber bumpers, stops and wheels, fixture clamps, clamping locating systems, work positioning elements, vises, grippers and mechanical linear actuators.