CAMX 2015 preview: Con-Tek Machine

Con-Tek Machine Inc. (St. Paul, MN, US) will feature its line of custom urethane fixtures and presses, which its been manufacturing since 1983.

Con-Tek Machine Inc. (St. Paul, MN, US) will feature its line of custom urethane fixtures and presses, which its been manufacturing since 1983.  From 2-by-2-ft 10-ton clamps to 8-by-12-ft 150-ton clamps, Con-Tek's designs are built to customer specification. Shuttle beds, turntable-mounted, and four-post designs are some of the options offered. Con-Tek also offers fully automatic or manual sequencing with complete in-house controls design. 

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