Hexagon Metrology announced Swift-fix, a fixturing and work holding system for the metrology and manufacturing industries, is now available in the U.S. market. The system works with a wide range of measurement equipment including portable articulating arms, CMMs, laser scanners, and optical and multi-sensor vision machines. According to the company, it is designed to securely hold parts in the optimum position for inspection without distortion to the workpiece.
The modular systems allow fixtures of varying sizes and complexity to be constructed, then taken apart and reused for other projects. The foundation of the system is the "stand off", which screws into the base plate and is available in several diameters and lengths. Kinematic base plates come with a connection kit to join multiple base plates together for holding larger parts. A range of accessories is that also connect to each other so exact heights can be reached. For added stability, Swift-fix threads are thicker than the industry standard.
Swift-fix kits include stand offs, nylon cones, spring clamps, tension clamps, toggle clamps and universal joints. Components are sold separately in three different kits "bronze, silver and gold "to match the needs of the project at hand.
For more information, visit Hexagon Metrology.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.