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CMM / Portable Fixture Kits

Swift-Fix – Modular Fixture Kit

With the ever changing complexity of todays manufactured components, component holding fixtures need to be adaptable to suit the most complex of geometries whilst maintaining stability and accessibility for measurement systems to measure the component.

The Swift-Fix fixture kits are capable of providing this ideal solution as not only are they modular in their design, they are interchangeable making rapid setup from part to part.
The basis of the system is the stand-off which screws into the base plate and is available in a variety of diameters and lengths. These also connect to each other so that exact heights can be reached. Fittings are available which connect to the end of these stand-offs to give even greater holding flexibility and include stand-off pins, magnets, cones, universal joints, vee locators, height adjusters etc. In addition thumbscrews, toggle clamps, spring plungers and tension spring posts are available to provide an infinite variety of solutions, in fact no matter how awkward the component, Swift-Fix offers a solution for holding it.

Flexibility is another major requirement, particularly where component size varies. Another unique feature of Swift-Fix is that it is a modular system which allows base plates to be linked together to suit larger components and ensure the hole pitch between plates is maintained.

Swift-Fix can be supplied with a kinematic base plate. This plate is secured permanently in the measuring volume allowing easy changing of component fixtures. Kinematic top plates are available with M8 tapped holes and also as a plain plate for you to create your own dedicated fixture.

The Swift-Fix kits are supplied in multiple different configurations whereby items can be purchased individually to compliment an existing or new set.

Renishaw CMM Fixture Kit

The Renishaw CMM fixtures range includes a wide choice of standard size base plates and an extensive selection of components with M4, M6 or M8 threaded fittings. Whether you are inspecting parts for aerospace, automotive, electronics, industrial or medical applications, Renishaw can provide a complete fixturing solution for any part regardless of its size, shape or material.

Fixturing solutions can be assembled very quickly to increase throughput and avoid delays in inspection. Each fixture plate has an alphanumeric grid pattern and each fixturing component has a clearly labelled part number, enabling easy documentation of the set-up. The same set-up can be quickly and accurately reproduced for subsequent inspections; this can be especially helpful when a single kit is used in multiple applications or where there are multiple users. Identical fixturing set-ups are important to improve the reproducibility and accuracy of inspection by removing variation from the process.

Renishaw CMM fixtures can be purchased in preconfigured kits and additional components can be purchased separately. A kit consists of one base plate and a comprehensive set of components. The type of parts you are going to fixture will determine which kit you choose. Renishaw offers two kit types:

  • Clamping kit
  • Magnetic and clamping kit (contains magnets for fixturing steel parts)

Renishaw Equator Fixture Kit

Renishaw Equator fixtures offer specifically designed base plates with a 3-point kinematic system for quick loading and unloading on to the machine. The positive engagement of the base plate ensures each fixture is repeatedly located and securely held in place, allowing quick changeover of parts on and off the Equator within seconds.

Using Renishaw Equator fixtures can improve the throughput, reproducibility and accuracy of your inspection process with quick and repeatable fixturing set-ups that are easy to configure:

  • Base plates are alpha-numerically labelled so set-ups can be documented and repeated quickly and accurately.
  • All components are hand-tightened and require no special tools.

Fixturing components can be easily positioned for minimal contact on and around the part, providing an unobstructed probe path for inspecting every detail on the part.

Base plates are available in M4, M6 or M8 thread sizes and made from cast aluminium coated with Nituff® hard coat anodise to reduce wear and scratching.

Renishaw Equator fixtures can be purchased in preconfigured kits and additional components can be purchased separately. A kit consists of one base plate and a comprehensive set of components. The type of parts you are going to fixture will determine which kit you choose. Renishaw offers two kit types:

  • Clamping kit
  • Magnetic and clamping kit (contains magnets for fixturing steel parts)