Free Four-Page Brochure Offered On Acorn Platens

Acorn Iron & Supply Co., Philadelphia, Pa., has made available a free four-page brochure titled "Platenize Your Plant With Acorn Platens." Acorn platens are described as semi-steel castings from 9 to 40 square feet, depending on size (multiples available). The top surface and side ledges are machined to within .005-inch degree of flatness and each platen has 1 % -inch square holes, spaced 3V6 inches, center to center. These holes are used for clamping, dogging or spacing.

The brochure points out that used singly or in multiple groupings, Acorn platens are standard equipment in many missile, electronic, robotics, aircraft plants, shipyards, railroads, pipe and steel fabricators, research laboratories, and wherever metal is formed, shaped or welded.

The publication contains drawings of a typical four-platen installation, including Acorn stands. The stands are made from sturdy structural steel members. They elevate the tops of platens to standard 30- inch height or other specified height (multiples available).

Tools and accessories illustrated include the tapered drift pin (10 inches long); gooseneck hold-down dog (hand-forged steel, 15-inch throat); special hold-down bolt and nut (with special forged head and washer); Acorn burning pyramid; bending post; platen vise; 45° and 90° horizontal clamp (with hardened screw, swivel cap and sliding handle); and arm clamp (with clamping screw, swivel cap, sliding handle, complete with special holddown bolt, nut and washer).

An extensive list of industries, schools, etc., where Acorn platens are in use is given on the final page and includes such varied names as Cities of New York, Miami and Cincinnati, Bethlehem Steel Co., University of California, and G.

Schmidt Brewery of Philadelphia.

For a free copy of the brochure and further information on Acorn platens and tools, Circle 83 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 87,  Jun 1986

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