Kay-Jay Products, a subsidiary of Phillips Precision, offers the Inspection Arsenal workholding kit for lean CMM inspection. The trigger-action, non-marring clamps can be used with one hand, and they eliminate the need for glue or tape. According to the company, parts can be changed quickly and users can “fixture up” to document multiple setups. The flexible system is designed to handle virtually any part, from one-piece to multi-part fixtures, and components are compatible with existing plates and components.
By setting up a kit for each CMM, users can reduce setup times and machine downtime, the company says. The kits reduce inspection bottlenecks on the shop floor, which improves productivity, the company says.
Two kits are available, each with more than 40 pieces. Additional modules and customized kits are also available.
Can't Cut it if you Can't Hold it
Read an article we published that speaks to the changes that many shops are experiencing when dealing with the trend toward low volume/high mix jobs and the increasing need for precision workholding.