A modular table structure supports the POGO flexible
tooling system. It consists of base plate sections that contain an array of
actuator pockets for mounting POGO actuators and an underlying frame
structure, which supports the base plate sections.
Based on customer needs, the appropriate table size, orientation (horizontal,
vertical, "U" or "butterfly") and pocket
pattern are determined. Specially designed structures are available for
parts with extreme curvature. The table can also be outfitted with standard
tooling features such as T-slots, tapped holes, etc. in order to
accommodate traditional tooling fixtures.
The design of the table structure allows the majority of the installation and
maintenance work to be done above the table. All pockets are pre-plumbed and
pre-wired for plug-and-play use of actuators, which can be added,
relocated or replaced with minimal effort when necessary.