Press Release Summary:
Featuring fabricated T-slot fixture plate and integrated component kit, CMM T-Slot Fixture System offers infinite positioning of locating components, simplifying fixture construction. Combined with a laser engraved reference system for documenting fixture setup to maximize repeatability, T-slots are alpha-identified with engraved reference scales in English or Metric versions. System can be utilized in coordinate metrology and CMM inspection applications.
Original Press Release:
New CMM T-Slot Fixture System Reinvents Modular Metrology Fixtures
Olivet MI, January 4th 2009 - FixLogix LLC has introduced a new T-slot modular fixture system for 3D coordinate metrology. The system features a new fabricated T-slot fixture plate that can be produced at a fraction of the cost of traditional tooling plates. The plate and integrated component kit significantly reduces the cost of acquiring a CMM fixture system, and improves the functionality.
T-slot systems offer infinite positioning of locating components, which simplifies fixture construction. The T-slots are combined with a laser engraved reference system. This provides clear documentation of the fixture setup for easy repeatability. The T-slots are Alpha-identified, with engraved reference scales along the T-slots in English or Metric versions.
Designed initially for CMMs, the system is being utilized in a variety of coordinate metrology applications. Users of portable coordinate inspection systems such as articulating arms have found the fixture system to be very useful, and the economical price point is appropriate for the application.
The FixLogix system is also being implemented for rapid construction of semi-dedicated part-holding fixtures for CMM inspection. Linn Products Inc. an aluminum extrusion and fabrication company located in Charlotte MI has successfully implemented the FixLogix system for rapid part holding fixtures. According to Randy Linn, President of Linn Products: "the FixLogix modular fixture system has allowed us to build our own CMM holding fixtures in days instead of weeks. This has improved the timelines for new product development. We have also enjoyed tremendous cost savings as well. At a cost of hundreds of dollars rather than the thousands we used to spend, we are saving thousands of dollars per fixture".
FixLogix LLC was formed in 2007 to produce and sell modular fixture systems for metrology and other light duty part-holding applications. The company also produces modular fixture systems for vision systems, optical comparators, and laser scanners. The company maintains an e-commerce website: www.fixlogix.com
7898 South Marshall Road
Olivet, MI 49076
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