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Zero Point Workpiece Positioning System Now Offered in up to 200 mm Sizes

5 June 2024

Wheeling, IL – Introducing the WPS XL (Workpiece Positioning System) featuring manual Zero Point clamping that is best utilized for large workpieces. The WPS XL is ideal for 5-axis machining and is used for milling, measuring, and grinding operations. With an emphasis on flexibility and speed, users can reduce their setup time by 90% or more with single quick actuation for rapid module operations in only three rotations.

The new system features a pull-down force of 40 kN, holding force of 100 kN, maximum torque of 30 Nm, and repeatability of less than 0.01 mm. The solid drive system comprises hardened components, while the three clamping slides ensure maximum hold during clamping. Additionally, the system features Proofline® technology that is fully sealed against swarf and chips for extremely low maintenance.

Offering interchangeability with with all types of industry stationary workholding systems, WPS XL includes the ability to use with standard WPS modules specially designed clamping bolts with fastners from 10 mm to 24 mm that are case hardened with corrosion-resistant coating. The technology also works seamlessly with SMW Autoblok’s Workpiece Preparation Device (WPS-PPD) for machining plates, molds and dies of various sizes for OP1O and OP20 allowing for a fast, accurate method of changing various components within the PPD system.

The WPS XL is part of SMW Autoblok’s full line of WPS clamping modules that are offered in: 40-, 60-, 80-, 100-, 140, 160, and 200-mm heights and guarantees precision clamping of virtually any size workpiece. All modules can be mounted on a t-slotted table or grid plate that is manufactured with highly tempered quality steel with a specialized coating to protect against rust and contaminants.

For more information on the WPS XL and all WPS/APS clamping systems, please visit our website at:

Download the brochure below and be sure to stop by our booth at the IMTS Show: #431617 to see our comprehensive line at work for machine tool and automation solutions.