Quick-Swap Fixtures Enhance All Portable Shop Floor CMMs

portable-cmm-fixturingPhillips Precision, Inc. announced all new fixture systems for gage arms, laser trackers, and all portable 3D CMMs.

Becoming ever more popular and sophisticated, manufacturers are turning to portable 3D measuring arms, laser trackers, and other DCC CMMs  for a LEANer more productive shop floor.  To further enhance the value and productivity, Inspection Arsenal™ now offers the quick-swap, highly repeatable fixturing designed for all portable devices.

New for portable CMMs, is a universal Loc-N-Load™ base plate/dock designed with 4 locations to accept all sizes of interlocking quick-swap plates. The base is manufactured with the same 1×1” hole pattern (¼-20 thread) as the plates to create a seamless work holding area. Clamps are included that are designed to affix any style or brand device to the base plate.

By fixturing on quick-swap plates, operators can change parts in and out without building and breaking down setups.  Several unique parts can be setup or multiples of the same part fixtured and programs repeated. Affordable plates can be dedicated and kept with the job box for fast, repeatable setups.

Buy items individually or choose the pre-configured bundle that includes a 24×12” base, 2 ea.  6×6” and 6×12” plates, a 12×12” plate, a specially designed removable qualifying ball plate, and a versatile angle plate.  Also included is a work holding kit versatile enough to hold most any part.

In combination, Inspection Arsenal™ and portable CMMs help to break inspection bottlenecks with a short learning curve and by speeding inspections on the shop floor – inspections that can be conducted by anyone.  Inspection Arsenal™ also offers companies an opportunity to standardize across all traditional CMMs and Vision systems with its full line of interlocking fixture plates and non-marring work holding.

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