Improve the throughput, reproducibility and accuracy of your inspection process with quick and repeatable fixturing set-ups using Renishaw's vision fixtures.
Renishaw's vision fixtures offer two unique fixturing solutions designed to fit your specific vision system or multisensory machine:
- Quick load corner (QLC)
- Interchangeable vision fixture (IVF)
Each system uses an acrylic base plate that allows for the use of backlighting for a clear view of the part on your vision system.
Vision fixture kits
Renishaw vision fixtures can be purchased in preconfigured kits and additional components can be purchased separately. A typical kit consists of a quick load corner (QLC), one base plate and a comprehensive set of components. The type of parts you are going to fixture will determine which kit you choose. Renishaw offers two kit types:
- Clamping kit
- Magnetic and clamping kit (contains magnets for fixturing steel parts)
For more information download the Technical specification: Vision fixtures or contact your local sales office.
There are two base plate options to choose from:
- Multi-hole: offers greater flexibility to set up and check as many parts as possible at one time with a clear area in the centre of the plate.
- Multi-window: more windows for the clearest view of small parts.
Fixturing components are easily adjustable and designed to hold components firmly with the minimum necessary force to avoid damage or distortion. The wide range of parts available offers flexibility when setting up a fixture to ensure a maximum clearance for inspection.
Quick load corner (QLC)
Renishaw's acrylic base plates contain recessed steel pins that locate precisely onto magnets within the quick load corner. This enables quick, easy and repeatable loading and unloading of plates on to the machine. The edges of the quick load corner (QLC) are serrated so that parts can also be mounted directly against them and fixed with Renishaw M4 or M6 fixturing components, for quick and easy inspection. Once you have fixtured the part you can document the set-up for accurate re-creation.
Ordering your QLC
The QLC system can be purchased in preconfigured kits that contain a base plate, a QLC for your specific machine and a comprehensive set of components. Additional sub plates and components may be purchased separately for fixturing more parts.
The QLC is designed to fit the lower left hand corner of your vision stage and the location of its mounting holes. Mounting holes are provided for most major brands of vision systems to ensure the correct size and proper fit. Please include your machine make and model number when ordering.
Interchangeable vision fixture (IVF)
The interchangeable vision fixture (IVF) is ideal for machines larger than 450 mm x 450 mm.
This fixture consists of a frame and acrylic subplates that can be designed to use all, half or a quarter of the frame's total size. The frame is made from anodised aluminium and designed to fit your specific vision machine.
The interchangeable subplates can be modular with M4 or M6 threaded holes (10 mm or 12.5 mm on centre) or custom made. A combination of both custom and modular subplates and components can be added and made to fit the same frame, allowing for maximum flexibility.
Each IVF is designed for your specific machine to ensure the correct size and proper fit. Please include your machine make and model number when ordering.
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Custom fixtures can be developed by Renishaw's in-house design team. Complete a custom request form or contact us via the 'Next steps' links.