ToolBlox™ Solid Workholding Tombstones

Kurt® Workholding’s two-face and four-face ToolBlox solid workholding tombstones are ideal for mounting vises for CNC machining operations. Sub-plates (see below) can be bolted or doweled onto any face for quick and easy setup. All vises or collet chucks can be mounted directly onto the ToolBlox faces, as well.
 
All ToolBlox models are manufactured from Class 35 cast iron for durability, rigidity, and long working life. These horizontal workholding tombstones can be cut down to any height your application requires.
 
Caged/modular tombstones are also available. 
 

What is A Workholding Tombstone?

Also known as pedestal fixtures, tooling towers, tooling columns, or fixture blocks, workholding tombstones are special fixtures with two or more sides onto which parts, or other equipment that is used to hold those parts, can be mounted for machining purposes. Horizontal tombstones are most often utilized in automated manufacturing systems, such as CNC machining centers, to improve throughput.
  1. Parts are loaded onto the tombstone, with or without additional workholding equipment,
  2. Machining or other operations are performed on parts on one face,
  3. The tombstone is rotated so that operations can be performed on parts on the next face,
  4. Repeat until parts on all faces are processed

ToolBlox Sub-Plates

Kurt offers a variety of standard ToolBlox sub-plates to meet your CNC machining needs. All sub-plates can be doweled or bolted directly to your ToolBlox tombstone to provide the quickest change possible for dedicated fixtures, with ±0.0002” repeatability. Kurt vises can be permanently mounted to ToolBlox sub-plates for fast and easy setup changes on CNC milling machines.
 
Specify A36 HRS or 6061 T6 aluminum. Optional hole patterns and/or keyways can be custom-specified to fit your needs. Contact Kurt Workholding to order sub-plates for your ToolBlox workholding tombstone.

Solid Tombstones from the Workholding Experts

Kurt Workholding designs and manufactures the industry’s best and most innovative workholding solutions. Order ToolBlox tombstones for your CNC machining application, or contact us to learn more.