Tool & Die Components:
Work Holding Components:
GW Technologies is the
authorised distributor for Vlier products in Australia. Since opening its doors in
1943, Vlier has become a leading manufacturer of Spring Plungers,
Retractable Plungers, Levelling Products, and Mechanical Products. GW
Technologies carries an extensive stock and distributes to a wide variety of
customers in Australia and New Zealand.
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latest Vlier catalogue or a CD Rom containing CAD Profiles of all Vlier Products
in DWG and DXF formats, click
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Spring-loaded device (SLD) encapsulates a spring in a body and
provides a plunger tip or ball on one end that allows for accurate
and repeatable end-forces.
Vlier SLDs are grouped into four categories:
Standard spring plungers
Stubby spring plungers
Ball plungers (press-fit or
threaded, with or without locking element)
(knob, knurled knob, t-handle, pull-ring, locking pull-ring and
Why use a spring-loaded device?
Manufacturers choose SLDs over standard springs and
self-manufactured parts for many reasons:
accurate, repeatable end-forces
easier side-loading (impossible for springs)
simpler to install than standard springs
one sub-assembly replaces multiple components
repeatable projection time after time
minimal compression spring set
Casings and balls/plungers are available in metric and
imperial sizes, and in a range of materials including steel, stainless
steel, music wire, delrin, nylon and phenolic.
Levellers are available in two basic types - Stud or Socket.
Stud models feature a threaded stud with integrally machined and
hardened ball for superior strength and rigidity. For applications
with an existing stud installation, Socket models offer base and
socket with internal thread and nut.
devices are available in steel & stainless steel (with or without
elastomer pads), delrin and anti-vibration variants.
Torque Thumb Screws:
Torque Thumb Screws provide a variety of holding support including
regular, reverse, variable and off-angle. Styles include: Regular,
Swivel Pad, Inverted, Tee-Head and Adjustable. Checknut provided to
prevent back-off during operation.
Adjustable Torque Handles:
Adjustable Torque Handles offer control of forward force on assemblies,
machinery, etc. where ordinary torque thumb screws would require
considerable machining or customizing. Four (4) models of Vlier
Adjustable Torque Handles.
Spring Stops provide accurate, controlled end forces where fixture walls
are not available. Steel and Delrin Nose designs. Die cast aluminium and
steel body designs. Four (4) nose design options.
Steel/Stainless Steel or SS-Delrin Pad Toggle Pads solidly clamp parts
with uneven or off-angle surfaces. Self-aligning and self-levelling with
a 15° angle of movement from centre for pad seating against workpiece
surface with applied force. Eliminates clamp slippage. Delrin pads avoid
damage to soft metals, polished surfaces or other finishes. Stainless
steel models offer extra protection against rust and corrosion.
Swivel Pad Clamps:
Knurled Head Model Swivel Pad Clamps offer finger-tight clamping with an
easy to grip knurled head. Holds parts with off-angle surfaces without
marring or damaging the surfaces. Hardened bearing surface absorbs screw
torque. Socket Set Model Swivel Pad Clamps with steel, steel and delrin,
stainless steel, and stainless steel & delrin bodies and swivel pads
offer maximum support and rigidity. Ideal in limited spaces, pads hold
parts with off-angle surfaces without surface marring or damage.
For technical specifications and selection advice contact GW