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Metrology

Modular Tower System for Inspection

Designed for coordinate measuring machine inspection

Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 15:24

(Phillips Precision: Boylston, MA) -- Phillips Precision has announced the latest in the uniquely designed, LEAN Inspection Arsenal product line—the Modular Tower System for coordinate measuring machine (CMM) inspection.

Like other uniquely designed products of the Inspection Arsenal, the newly offered modular fixture tower has features and benefits exceeding others on the market. First in the line of towers is a 2-in. interlocking system that can be built both vertically and horizontally. Cubes added horizontally can be turned to any angle and locked securely.

The modular fixture tower features include:
• Building block design lets you determine the height you want.
• Staggered hole pattern adds flexibility for work holding.
• Adds even more versatility to Inspection Arsenal work-holding systems.
• Interlocking system can built vertically and horizontally, and horizontal cubes can be secured at any angle.
• Works with all existing ¼–20 work holding devices.
• Maximize the CMM work envelope without interfering with probe travel.

Preconfigured systems include several interchangeable components: an adjustable base, 2 in. x 2 in. cubes, 4-in. blank spacer block, and 2-in. and 4-in. posts that connect the system and provide pivot points. Each cube has 10 (¼-20) holes per side for flexibility in holding positions and a 3/8–16 threaded centered hole that allows cubes to be added horizontally. Highly accurate components are designed with male/female locating features and are made from aluminum which is black anodized for durability.

Inspectors are no longer limited to the heights of a few towers. Maximize the work area of your CMM without interfering with the probes travel.

Choose from two preconfigured systems or order pieces individually. Watch for additions to the system along with the metric version! Inquire about custom sized systems. www.fixture-up.com.

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