Next phase in our Fixturing Concept: Hydraulic clamping
We are proud to announce that one of the highlights at the EMO show will be our Fixturing Concept with hydraulic clamping. This is a concept that can be used not only in robotic loading, but also in semi-automated solutions where loading is done manually and automation is used to save clamping time.
One of the most fascinating cases we have ever had was our recent turnkey concept for precision instrument manufacturing. Please take a look at the video.
Biggest OK-VISE deal ever : Kytola Instruments Oy FMS system
Kytola Instruments, a Finnish company that is specialised in flow metering components is investing in FMS system. The system integrates 2 Mori Seiki machining centers with FMS containers of Fastems.
OK-Vise Oy was chosen as the supplier for all workholding equipment. Core components of the working system includes tooling blocks, specifically:
- 10 pieces of the tooling blocks are equipped with Multi-Rail.
- 4 pieces of the tooling blocks are OK-Lock tooling blocks, which enables changing of fixturings extremely fast.
All together there are a total of 48 pieces of RM Multi-Rail units.
In addition to components in FMS systems with horizontal machining centers (HMC), Kytola Instruments has also invested on two OK-Lock positioning system, for their vertical machining centers (Bridgeport VMC’s). One of the two is installed as an indexer for the 4th axis.
So why did Kytola Instruments invest in FMS system?
“We wanted to use two of our machining centers more efficiently,” said Sakari Häyrynen the Managing director of Kytola instruments.
“Kytola will highly benefit from this by radically reducing our set-up times, producing more capacity with less machines and increasing the utilization of our machines by operating them also in unmanned hours” he added.
Jarmo Tuohimetsä the production manager commented, “ we wanted to have a state-of-the-art manufacturing system and the FMS system will surely help us achieve that goal. This will also lead to more investments on this system in the future.”
What led you to choose OK-Vise as your supplier?
“We’ve had good experience from the OK-Vise fixturing technology” quoting Sakari. He also added, OK-Vise fixturing concept is fast, accurate and reliable. All in all by utilising OK-Vise we will be able to fulfill our needs for efficient work-holding.
Jarmo Tuohimetsä comments, “Best equipment in the market that we can get at the moment. The Multi-Rail RM system is very suitable and work very well for our parts. Multi rails are high quality from our experience.”
OK-VISE Oy 30 years
Our company was founded by Mr. Olli Kytölä ( "OK") on 10th of April 1984.
We celebrate the anniversary by serving you even better than normally.
OK-VISE at the Finnish National Skills Competition
The Finnish National Skills Competition Taitaja is the largest annual event in which vocational students compete for Finnish Championships in various skills categories. In 2012, the event was held at the Paviljonki Congress and Trade Fair Centre in Jyväskylä on 24 – 26 April 2012 and attracted 42 027 visitors over three days.
The slogan of the event was “Find out what makes you tick”.
The Taitaja2012 Jyväskylä Event was organised by the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium in cooperation with Central Finland based companies, organisations and educational institutions.
OK-VISE was one of the sponsors of this competition and the OK-VISE grid-plate set with rails was used in the CNC milling competition.
The CNC Milling/Turning was an individual competition and it had 8 contestants. The milling competition focussed on chipping skills. The competitors were given a blank, some technical drawings and instructions. The competitors then made the required product using the materials provided by the organisers. The products were made by using a CNC Machining Centre and a manual turning lathe. The competitors used the CNC Machining Centre to make the necessary settings and programme for the machine tool in question, and then made their product. In manual turning, the competitors make a product on the basis of a technical drawing by using the turning tool they have chosen.
Full 10 year warranty
OK-VISE has been a leading manufacturer of wedge-clamps for over 20 years. Some of our first customers have been using the same clamps all this time and still use them on a daily basis.
Based on this experience and after conducting extensive tests with our clamps we are prepared to offer a full 10 year warranty on the quality of the raw material and craftsmanship of all the wedge and jaw parts of our low-profile clamps excluding the blackening, springs and sideplates.
Simply return the whole clamp with the defective part direct to us. We will replace the part and ship the complete clamp back to you. The cost of the replacement part and return shipping will be borne by us.
The warranty does not cover damage caused by a machine malfunction or failure or a machinist causing damage due to human error or misuse of a clamp.
In Memoriam Olli Kytölä
1927 - 2009
With deep regret, we announce that the founder of Kytola Group, Mr. Olli Kytölä passed away in Jyväskylä, Finland on the 8th of November, 2009 at the age of 82.
Olli Kytölä’s personality uniquely combined a pronounced enthusiasm for innovation, respect for high-quality work, and genuine care for his employees. His life style was humble. Olli Kytölä derived deep personal satisfaction from overcoming complex technical challenges. His creativity extended over his whole lifetime, and was best fulfilled when technical solutions were productized to serve industry needs around the world.
Olli Kytölä was a second generation entrepreneur in his family, representing in total more than 100 years of entrepreneurship. His desire was to welcome the third generation on board to continue the prosperous family business. Therefore he organized a seasoned Board of Directors to complement the young age of his sons.
As sad as losing a great man always is, we assure our customers that Kytola companies will continue to operate according to the high standards, high customer respect, and highly innovative products as pioneered by Olli Kytölä.