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Clamping solutions including Express Rail Express Air and Express Crowning

Clamping Solutions Speed Setups and Add Life to Your Brake

Challenge: Set up time adds cost to every part that goes out the door. Traditional tool holders use inefficient set screws and bolts to secure tooling.

Solution: Advanced clamping solutions for upper and lower beams can be added to virtually any press brake to speed up tool changeovers and reduce downtime. They bring the added bonus of refurbishing the condition of your beams so your current brake gets an upgrade.



Our range of clamping technology solutions offers you the choice of push-button clamping or quick lever activation, and provides deflection mitigation and tool style conversion when needed.




A Full Range of Clamps to Make Your Brake’s Work Surface Like New

From converting tool styles to increasing efficiency with faster tooling changeovers,
look to Wilson Tool clamping solutions to offer your current press brake the chance to
get an upgrade.


Power Clamping at the Push of a Button

The Express Rail® clamping system is our fastest acting hydraulically powered option.

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Rapid Air-Powered Clamping with Shop Air

The NEW Express Air™ sectionalized system clamps with push-button quickness and a clean, inexpensive power source.

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Express Punch Clamps with Simple Levers

The easy lever on each Express Clamp section is the fastest manual clamping option available for European style straight tang tooling.

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Crowning Holders for Deflection Control

The NEW Express Crowning® system clamps dies and offers crowning for consistent results in longer part bends.

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Data and specs for exploring the full clamping line is at your disposal on this nice clamping reference guide. Charts, diagrams and more make finding the perfect clamping solution for your machine a snap. Download this guide and print it out for easy reference anytime you need to make your press brake work harder for you.

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Express Air Setup in Press Brake

Air-Powered Clamping Adds Flexibility in Busy Shop

This Tech Update from Metalforming Magazine provides some real life insight into how a California-based job shop utilized air-powered clamping to reduce bottlenecks in their facility. “As a job shop, we build to print, so we manufacture just about anything for the electronics industry, and our part orders are always changing.”

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Lean Streamlined

Read How Clamping Technology Increases Production
“Clamping systems help press brake operators bring increased efficiencies to part runs and reduce wasted mundane movement. But to be competitive with shorter lead times and higher quality products, job shops and production/OEM environments must gain efficiencies with faster setups and more streamlined production.”

This article originally appeared in FAB Shop Magazine Direct.

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Image of press brake with a Hydraulic Clamping system Express Rail

How to Clamp Down on Costs

Originally published in the The Fabricator, this article helps fabricators find the right clamping system for their press brake.

“Press brakes are expensive. Clamping systems can help extend a machine’s life, reduce labor costs, and improve accuracy. Several types are available to meet your requirements.

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The Tooling Times eNewsletter  Offers Monthly Solutions and Industry Updates Directly to Your Inbox

“Like any tool used in fabrication, your press brake’s bending surface gets scratched, dinged and uneven with time and use.

One way to return the brake to its former glory is to pay upwards of $12,000 to get the beams reground. But grinding the brake is like remodeling your kitchen with the same 1990’s refrigerator you had before. Why not upgrade it with the latest technology?

To fast-track your existing brake into the modern era, install a clamping system. Clamps not only make the work surfaces smooth and harder than before, they boost it with some of the most advanced, time-saving features you can’t get from a standard beam.”

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Trends in Hydraulic Clamping Article

How Hydraulic Clamps Improve Efficiency

Fabricating and Metalworking published this article to help customers understand the variety of options available to them; from a fully modular hydraulic clamping system to retrofitting safety tangs onto straight-tanged punch tools. This article looks at opportunities for streamlining production with hydraulic clamping solutions in order to deliver greater efficiencies in the shop and to help fabricators compete with the world.

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Clamping Catalog Wilson Tool Press Brake

View the Details on Our Clamping Product Selection

Wilson Tool offers the world’s most comprehensive line of press brake tooling and our selection of clamping systems is no exception. From basic manual clamps to high-tech push-button solutions, we have your brake’s bending surface covered, for increased capability and faster setups.

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