On 7th and 8th November you will find our Aerospace & defense team on the Aviation Forum in Hamburg displaying Carr Lane aerospace tooling components. At booth C7 we share our knowledge about fastening solutions in the aerospace industry.
Since its founding in 1952, by Earl Walker (picture), Carr Lane Manufacturing has been dedicated to serving the needs of the Aviation Industry. This tradition continues today with a dozen new items specifically designed for the aviation marketplace. Carr Lane Mfg. has local partners around the global, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, India, and China to best serve the needs of the aviation industry anywhere in the world.
ON-SIZE™ Bushings are made from Invar 36, a 36% nickel-iron alloy that has an extremely low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion. Invar material is particularly useful in applications where minimum thermal expansion and high dimensional stability is required. Useful in high temperature applications up to 750°F (400°C), these products will maintain their size and accuracy even under heat-cool multiple cycles.
Captive Locating Screws can be used for locating and clamping, or for clamping only, by selecting the appropriate screw length. The locating screw's precision-ground body is positively retained in a locking bushing. In fully retracted position, the bushing's spring clip snaps into the body's radial groove. This holds the screw fully retracted by spring force and positively prevents removal. Spring pressure also holds the screw in intermediate extended positions, an advantage especially if the fixture is turned upside down.
Round & Diamond Pins are now available with our proprietary LIFE-EX coating. This PVD coating is very hard, abrasion resistant, and slippery, resulting in a component that has a longer lifecycle for high-production applications. This extended lifecycle allows these items to remain in production longer with less need for replacement than standard uncoated items.
Slotted Locator Bushings can be used with many types of alignment pins and locating pins to align two holes without binding. Precision bushing with a tight tolerance in one direction and full relief in the perpendicular direction. This headed version provides more resistance to axial loads. The head can be left exposed, or recessed by counterboring the installation hole.
Precision tooling ball used as a reference point for critical inspection, layout, and machining operations.
Ball Lock Pins are high-strength, quick-release alignment pins with a precision ground shank. Ball Lock Pins are positive locking until released by pushing the button, which moves the center spindle forward to allow the locking balls to retract (double-acting version releases by pushing or pulling). Carr Lane offers a large assortment of Ball Lock Pins including heavy-duty Ball Lock Pins, adjustable Ball Lock Pins, lifting pins, marine pins, double acting Ball Lock Pins and ball lock receiver caps that are ideal for securing Ball Lock Pins used in clevis applications.
Carr Lane Swivel Hoist Rings feature a lifting ring that can swivel 360-degrees and pivot 180 degrees to allow for lifting from any direction.Safety and Shackle Pivoting Hoist Rings are also available, as well as stainless steel models and swivel lift plates.
Carr Lane Manufacturing makes more than 7,000 dedicated aerospace items, and tens of thousands of other customer requests. We look forward to working with you to create a solution for the toughest fixture challenges!