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The Mini Pallet System - Starter Package

The Mini Pallet System (MPS) is designed for smaller machines where less aggressive machining and tighter work envelopes are the norm. The system is still built with the same robust components found in our flagship Speed Change Pallet System but with a lower starting price and simplified design. Choose from two pallet sizes - 6" x 10" or 8" x 14".

Package Includes:
1 - MPS Base
1 - MPS Pallet
1 - Clamp Pack
1 - Connection Kit
Download: MPS Manual

Starting at $1140  $995.00

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MPS Starter Package

Universal MPS Base

The MPS Base uses a single radial bearing locking mechanism to provide 1500 lbs of downward locking force. The failsafe system is air actuated to release and spring powered to lock. Repeatability is .0003" due to the precision ground locating pins. The combination of hard-anodized aluminum and hardenend stainless components ensures excellent wear resistance.

MPS Base Features:
- Pallets locate on Hardened Pins
2 - Maintenance-Free Hardened Stainless Components
3 - Hardened Stainless Contact Pads
4 - Clamp on any side of the Hard Anodized Aluminum Body

MPS-Base - $925.00

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MPS Base
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MPS Pallets

Standard pallets are 1-1/4" thick and come in two sizes of 6"x10" and 8"x14" and locate with .0003" repeatability. 6061-T6 Extruded Aluminum assures easy machinability. The bottom locking surfaces use hardened stainless steel for long life. The tops have a mill finish and ready to customize.

MPS Pallet Features:
- Hardened Stainless Steel Locking Inserts
2 - Hardened and Ground Tool Steel Bushings
3 - 6061 T6 Aluminum for easy fixture creation

6" x 10" - $90.00
8" x 14" - $120.00
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MPS Pallet
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Adding vacuum workholding capabilities to the MPS is easy with this Vacuum Pallet Kit (VPK). This kit includes our Vacuum Power Unit, Connection Kit and a 9.5" x 14" vacuum chuck which locks onto the MPS Base as easily as other pallets.

MPS VPK Includes:
- Single inlet 9.5" x 14" chuck.
2 - Vacuum Connection Kit
3 - Shoulder bolts used for locating Top Plates.
4 - Shop proven Vacuum Power Unit.
Not Shown - Gasket (25').

MPS-VPK - $995.00

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MPS Pallet


Use a Top Plate to customize a fixture for your part's exact shape. Feel free to download our SmartVac II Manual for more details.

1 - Shoulder bolts align the Top Plates to the SmartVac II Base with a repeatability of 0.001".
2 - Aluminum plate is ground flat to within 0.002".
3 - The bottom side of the Top Plates are strategically pocketed to pick up the vacuum source wherever you drill through.

9.5" x 14"
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Vacuum Chuck Top Plate
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This Connection Kit has everything you'll need to be up and running within minutes of opening the box. Plus, one hand valve can operate multiple bases when chained together. This Connection Kit is included in our Starter Packages.

Connection Kit:
- Hand Valve w/ Table Mounting Bracket
- Air Lines (20')
- All Necessary Fittings

$75.00 USD

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Connection Kit
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Clamp Pack:
- 4x Toe Clamps
- 4x 1/2-13 Bolts
- Included in the Starter Package

$49.00 USD

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Clamp Pack

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the biggest difference between the Mini Pallet System and the SCPS?
2. What is the accuracy of the Mini Pallet System?
3. How rigid is the system?
4. Is there a hardware kit to make my own pallets?
5. Where can I purchase a Mini Pallet System?

1. What is the biggest difference between the Mini Pallet System and the SCPS?
The Mini Pallet System is built with the same basic components of the Speed Change Pallet System, but with the roughly half the components and cost. The MPS is best suited for lighter machining applications (spindles under 5 horsepower). The base lacks a perimeter seal so air/mist coolant is preferred over flood coolant but will still operate with no adverse effects or performance if flood coolant is used.

2. What is the accuracy of the Mini Pallet System?
The repeatability of the MPS is .0003" - the same as the SCPS. However, the MPS lacks a cast iron core which makes it more sensitive to large temperature fluctuations that could change accuracy up to .001" over a 70 deg F swing.

3. How rigid is the system?
In short, very rigid. Bolting the base down with 2 included toe clamps is sufficient, but the question arises about the overhang of the pallets. For this reason, we've limited the maximum pallet size to 8" x 14". During testing, we've found 2000 lbs of force at the corner of the larger pallet can flex it up to .004" in Z, but stable in X and Y. However, no drill or endmill exerts this much force in real-world applications.

4. Is there a hardware kit to make my own pallets?
The MPS uses tight tolerance components that depend on equally tight tolerance machining of the aluminum pallet. For this reason, we've chosen to manufacture all pallets in-house so that performance will not be affected. One workaround is to use our pallets as a master in which the user can bolt on other fixture plates.

5. Where can I purchase a Mini Pallet System?
The MPS can ONLY be purchased directly through us. This allows us to establish a close relationship with our customers and provide the best price possible. Please visit our workholding store or give us a call to place an order at (800) 352-2894. We accept all major credit cards and company checks.

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