Spherical Washer Sets

Morton Machine Works is a leading supplier of Spherical Washer Sets for industrial applications throughout the United States.  Spherical Washer Sets, also commonly known as Equalizing Washers, are used in clamping applications to compensate for slight misalignment between threads and the workpiece.  The top washer half has a convex surface that has a smaller hole ID than the bottom half concave surface.  The full floating action of the two washers allow angle correction of up to 3 degrees when clamping.  Spherical Washer Sets are commonly used for jig and fixture clamping as well as in applications for the Construction, Gas & Oil, and Metalworking Industries.  Morton stocks a full line of spherical washer sets in Bolt Sizes from 3/32” through 3” including metric sizes from M6 ID through M30.  Standard materials include case hardened carbon steel with a black oxide finish and 303 stainless steel.  Many sizes are available from stock in 316 stainless steel, 304 stainless steel, 4140 through hardened steel, and galvanized finishes.  Follow the link below to see the full representation of materials, sizes, and CAD available.   https://workholdingcomponents.mortonmachine.com/viewitems/workholding-components-washers/spherical-washers-self-aligning-washers

Christmas Gift Drive

A special Thank You to everyone at Alvord-Polk Inc. and Morton Machine Works who participated in this year’s Christmas Gift drive to benefit underprivileged children in our area.  Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth organizes the annual Holiday gift drive that benefits Northern Dauphin County families.  This year Alvord-Polk and Morton Machine Works team members were able to donate gifts for 60 children!  As we approach this Holiday Season, may we all do what we can to help spread the true Message and Joy of Christmas!

Trade Show Update for 2024

Morton Machine Works will be exhibiting product at the following trade shows in 2024…

  • August 6-9th               International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta
  • September 9-14th    IMTS in Chicago, IL
  • October 15-17th        FABTECH in Orlando, FL
We look forward to meeting with you at one of these trade shows in 2024 !

Adjustable T-Handles: A More Durable Alternative

Adjustable Handles, also known as Clamp Levers, have been on the market for a long time.  They are most commonly designed with a single handle extending from a hub with a tear-drop or ball style grip.  Adjustable Handles are widely used as a ratchet style handle for clamping on machinery in a variety of industries including packaging, processing, printing, and machine tools. This product has stood the test of time; however, over the years Morton Machine Works has received feedback from its customers pertaining to the design and durability of the handle.  Depending on the application, customers have told us these handles sometimes break or “snap.”  This can happen for several reasons, but we found the most common cause is “over torque” or “impact” tightening. To more adequately meet the needs of our customers, Morton Machine Works set out to design a new Adjustable Handle that would not only provide a more comfortable grip, but also improve durability.  We’ve developed the new line of Adjustable T-Handles to complement our existing Adjustable Handle product lines.  By using the T-Handle design on adjustable handles, we’ve flattened the overall height of the product and reduced the radius, creating a smaller handle design that works better in confined spaces. Morton has also improved durability in two ways.  First, when you grip the Adjustable T-Handle, you are applying torque on both sides of the hub rather than at one single point.  This allows more uniform pressure on the handle.  Second, the shorter handle radius reduces the risk of snapping the handle because you are applying the torque closer to the hub instead of at the end of a longer handle.  More uniform clamping pressure applied closer to the hub, results in improved durability of the handle. Why switch to the Adjustable T-Handle ?  It’s a more durable handle that is easier to grip !   We’ve taken a great product and made it better  

Central Pennsylvania

With the changing seasons, we see the natural beauty of our home here in central Pennsylvania.  Morton Machine Works is blessed to operate a manufacturing facility in this beautiful rural setting.  As we approach the holiday season, we want to thank all our customers for their support throughout this year.  And we are ever mindful and appreciative of our valued Team Members who work hard every day making tools and machine components for America. Thank you!
Morton Machine Works   Millersburg, PA

Move In Completed

After more than three years of planning, construction, and rigging, Morton Machine Works has completed the move into its new facility at 158 Dam Hill Road in Millersburg, PA. Over the last 25 year’s Morton has operated two separate facilities, one for production and a separate building for inventory, shipping and office staff. With the completion of this newly renovated 90,000 sq. ft. facility, Morton Machine Works will be able to manufacture tooling components and fasteners more efficiently under one roof resulting in shorter lead times for made to print parts.  For our customers passing through Central Pennsylvania, give us a call… we would welcome your visit !  

Clamping Components

Morton Machine Works offers a full line of Clamping Components for all your work holding applications.  The wide selection includes Clamp Straps, Fixture Studs, T-Slot Bolts, T-Slot Nuts, Eye Bolts, Flange Nuts, Collar Nuts, Self-Aligning Spherical Washers, and Adjustable Handles.   Morton manufactures the majority of its components in the USA with DFAR compliant material.  Whether you need case hardened steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or zinc die cast, we offer a variety of materials.  If you require custom parts made to your exact specifications… just email your requirements and we’ll work together on a solution.

Handles & Knobs

Morton Machine Works offers a wide variety of handles and knobs made from plastic, steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and aluminum.  Whether you need a couple replacement handles for that project in your garage, or if your looking for 5000 pieces to be used on your production machinery… Morton can help.  Morton works with many well known OEM’s to supply their tooling component needs from concept prints all the way to final assembly.  The hand knobs and handles are available in all common Inch and Metric sizes on the shelf ready to ship same day.  Morton Machine Works also does “made to print” specials… if you don’t see exactly what you need on the website, email us at sales@mortonmachine.com and we can work with you on a solution that best fits your handle applications.

Trade Show Update for 2022

Morton Machine Works will be displaying product at the following shows in 2022…  
  • August 23-26            IWF Show in Atlanta
  • September 12-17     IMTS in Chicago
  • October 17-19           International Fastener Expo in Las Vegas
  • November 8-10        FABTECH in Atlanta
We look forward to meeting with you at one of these trade shows in 2022 !  

Thumb Screws

Morton Machine Works manufactures one of the industry’s largest selections of industrial thumb screws.  These thumb screws are used in a variety of applications on equipment used in Metalworking, Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical Industries.  They are manufactured from a variety of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, brass, and nylatron.  Morton offers most thumb screw products in both Inch and Metric sizes available from stock for same day shipping.  If you have a special application that requires a “made to print” special, Morton Machine Works can work with you to produce a quality part made to your specifications usually within a few  weeks.