Radial Plate Fixture Eases Non-Square Part Inspection

Phillips Precision has released the Radial Loc-N-Load plate as part of the lean Inspection Arsenal quick-change inspection fixture system.

Phillips Precision has released the Radial Loc-N-Load plate as part of the lean Inspection Arsenal quick-change inspection fixture system.

The plate is 8" in diameter, with ½" thick black, hard anodized aluminum and ¼-20 threaded holes. Because not every part is square, the product uses a radial hole pattern rather than a grid pattern in ½" offsets starting from the center hole. The smaller bolt circles have 30-degree spacing and the larger ones have 15-degree spacing.

The plate is laser-marked with rings designed to enable easy alignment of parts. The shape assists in locating the plate in the docking rail for inspection. Magnets hold the plate accurately and securely, enabling easier release. Users can add Inspection Arsenal workholding to enhance the setup.

The aluminum fixture plates interlock magnetically to remain firmly secured, yet release quickly and easily for the next job. The system installs on all coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Using a pre-configured CMM bundled fixture system eases the selection process. Users select the docking rail and plate bundle that suits their application. Users can choose from 12", 18" or 30" rail and plate combinations. Next, they choose the size of workholding kit that will suit their application: 51, 70 or 146 pieces. Each contains selections of the line’s trigger-action, low-profile clamps, rails, stops and hold-downs to enable quick and easy setup. All docking rails, plates and workholding are also available for purchase individually.