1976 - Karl-Heinz Lenzkes founded the company with the goal of improving productivity and reducing setup times in manufacturing.
Early 1980s - The first generation clamps (Clamping Frames S 10/20) were improved upon (Clamping Frames S 30/40). These were further enhanced by a unique extension block system (B 50) allowing greater clamping heights.
Late 1980s - Karl-Heinz Lenzkes added a variety of side clamps (NU/FL/SK/SKQ) for free surface machining.
1990s - Karl-Heinz patented the first stepless horizontally and vertically adjustable MQ-Multi Quick Series Clamps (MQ 60/70), which was a revolution in mechanical clamping at that time.
Another milestone in the company's history was the invention of the integrated sliding plate (MQ 100). Further innovations (MQ 106/110/130/150/160/200) helped Lenzkes to become the market leader in mechanical clamping systems & work holding solutions for Machine Shops, Tool Rooms, and more.
1989-2010 - In order to keep up with the ever increasing demand for Lenzkes clamps, the company opened facilities in Great Britain, Spain, USA, Switzerland, France, Austria and Poland.
2003 - Lenzkes clamps were featured in Terminator 3. "Only the modernistic clamping force of Lenzkes Clamping Tools can hold down Terminator 3"...see more
2011 - The company became ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified in Germany. Lenzkes represents the highest quality in clamping systems. Experienced employees worldwide are constantly helping over 100,000 customers with their clamping needs.
Quality for all applications
  • Lenzkes clamps are designed by engineers for engineers
  • They are greatly adjustable clamps for many varied applications
  • Assistance can be provided in your own language
  • We can ship within 24 hours
  • Our MQ-Series clamps have a 6-year warranty on the clamping shoe and arm
With Lenzkes Free Trial program companies can use the tools in real-time working situations on machines (such as Stamping, Milling, and Injection Molding) without obligation to purchase. This gives companies the opportunity to evaluate the benefits and time savings with Lenzkes tools. Lenzkes clamps help with QMC-Quick Mold Change, QDC-Quick Die Change, SMED-Single-Minute Exchange of Die and other machining or safety issues.
Take advantage of our Free Trial program so your company can start experiencing the benefits of Lenzkes tools today!
Due to their unique stepless horizontal and vertical adjustability, Lenzkes clamps are commonly used on machines for Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Rubber Molding, Stamping, Punching, Grinding, Die Casting, Ceramic Molding, Gear Cutting, Drilling, CNC Milling, and Machining.
Lenzkes clamps are also used on Machining Centers, Foam Molding Machines, Pressure Molding Machines, Turning Machines, Boring Mills, EDM Machines, Gear Cutters, Welding Tables, Engraving Machines, Radial Drills, Water Jets, Laser cutters, and more.
Lenzkes clamps help with Improving Processes, Reducing Idle Spindle Time, Increasing Efficiency and Output, Quick Die Change, Reducing Setup Time, Time Savings, Reducing Downtime, Quick Mold Change, Reducing Cost, Quick Change Fixturing, High Strength Fastening, Quick Tool Change, Lean Manufacturing, and much more.