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FCS Modular Clamping System Now Available Through Single Source Technologies
Work-holding system reduces setup time; increases machine utilization

Auburn Hills, MI – March 19, 2014 –Single Source Technologies (SST), a North American distributor of machinery brands such as Makino, is pleased to announce the addition of the FCS Modular Clamping System (Breyl) to its product line. This unique clamping system provides unrestricted access to five surfaces of the workpiece and enables operators to spend less time on setups and more time on machining.

“This modular system allows diverse fixturing options for any machining sector and turns hours of setup into minutes,” said Darrell Johnson, product manager milling consumables at SST. “Companies have reported increasing production time by 88 percent on average with this system, which translates into higher machine utilization and lower costs. Additionally, faster equipment and pallet changes mean a more standardized work process for improved part quality and consistency.”

The system uses virtual design during the CAD/CAM stage of part production to project a grid on the workpiece that calculates the best way to attach the part for machining and chip evacuation. After checking for possible interferences with other holes, it automatically arranges the fixing seats based on the dimensions of the workpiece and combination of pallets and clamping available.

Permanent reference points enable easy removal and reassembly of the workpiece on the pallet or base gauges to keep the zero reference point locked in. This design facilitates engineering changes or part repair, and the original mounting holes enable quick re-clamping at the same point. No special equipment or standard maintenance is needed for this system.

The FCS is now available at SST. For pricing and inquiries, please contact SST at (248) 232-6250, or email

About Single Source Technologies
Single Source Technologies (SST) provides customers with leading machine tool technology such as Makino, related consumables, tooling and EDM supplies. Through its pursuit of excellence, it supports customers with the industry leading service and applications expertise that helps businesses grow and thrive. SST has convenient locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit

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