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AME Announces A New Line Of Pneumatic Rod Locks

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., (AME) Rockford, IL announces a new line of pneumatic rod locks. Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., a leading manufacturer of stand-alone and NFPA cylinder mount pneumatic rod locks since 1994, has now introduced the Amlok RLI, its fourth-generation power-off rod lock. This basic lock unit is in addition to the RLN and RCH, expanding the company’s rod lock product line. The RLI Metric (ISO 6431) series will complement the standard NFPA line. This fourth-generation lock is the culmination of 18 years of manufacturing and marketing of pneumatic and hydraulic rod locks.

The rod lock’s standard features include anodized aluminum construction, a heavy-duty clamp system and power-off clamping. The standard seal material is carboxylated nitrile.

The unit uses dry-filtered air, has a release pressure ranging from a minimum of 4 bar/60 PSI to a maximum of 8 bar/120 PSI. The operating temperature ranges from 10 degrees F to 180 degrees F. Maximum rod tolerance is +0.000 in./-0.002 in.

Rod lock options include stainless or electroless nickel-plated housing, viton seals, wiper scraper and sealed versions. The lock mounts to standard ISO 6431 cylinders or can be stand-alone using MXO, MF1, MF2 and MS1 mounting configurations.

The Amlok RLI is available in various sizes for rod diameters of 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, 32mm and 40mm and cylinder and bore diameters from 40mm to 160mm. Holding forces range from 200 lbs/890N to 2,450 lbs/11kN.

The RLI power-off pneumatic rod locks are particularly-well suited for holding applications in industries such as automotive, mobile, food, machine tool and military test, among others.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., located in Rockford, Ill., is a global manufacturer and distributor of precision machine components, fluid power components, fixturing/workholding, power drawbar and spindle interface components, and saw machines and blades. The company also designs and builds special machines for a variety of industries and provides machine rebuilding, retrofitting and contract manufacturing services. AME has partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.

For more information, visit www.ame.com or contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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AME announces the Fourth-Generation RLI Series Rod Locks

Fourth-Generation RLI Series Rod Locks.Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., (AME) Rockford, IL announces the Fourth-Generation RLI Series Rod Locks.  The new Pneumatic Series RLI (ISO 6431) Metric Rod Lock has been developed as a solution to control problems inherent to pneumatics – over travel, drifting, bouncing and reverse traveling.  The AMLOK® Power-Off Rod Lock can be mounted to a cylinder, or as a stand alone unit.

The patented AMLOK® Type RLI is constructed of black anodized aluminum housing with a special piston and wedge locking mechanism actuated by multiple springs that mechanically lock the rod quickly and securely. The clamp is unlocked when air actuates the piston, compresses the spring and releases the locking device.

  • No rod displacement on engagement
  • Large clamping surface reduces pressure-per-square-inch on the rod, extending service life
  • Fast response time
  • Low backlash
  • 4 bar (60 psi) release pressure
  • Precision holding 0.002”-0.003”
  • Consistent clamping force in both directions
  • High cycle rates and accuracy
  • Holds load during power/pressure loss
  • Compact unit, easy integration
  • Versatile through hole tie rod mounting to ISO 6431 style pneumatic cylinders
  • Many NFPA style-mounting attachments available for stand alone applications

The optional sealed RLI Series design is suitable for food and wash down applications as well as pneumatic and hydraulic presses, scissor-lift tables, test and positioning equipment, amusement ride equipment, printing and paper handling equipment, theatrical equipment (platforms), assembly equipment, and machine tool applications.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., is a manufacturer located in Rockford, Ill., serving the Machine Tool Industry with precision components and accessories, including spindle interface components, workholding devices and, through our sister company, Hennig, machine enclosures, chip removal and filtration systems; the Fluid Power – Safety market with cylinder rod locks and safety catcher devices; and the Production Saw market with our AmSaw carbide saw machines and Speedcut blade products. AME has manufacturing partners and customers around the world and across the U.S.

For more information, visit www.ame.com or contact:

Tim Waterman
ADVANCED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CO.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-316-5277
Fax: 815-962-6483
E-mail: info@ame.com
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