Keyence’s IM Series Instant Measurement systems are devices that help industries improve inspection and measurement efficiency. They include the IM-6225, IM-7020, and IM-7030 models. Advanced optics, high-resolution cameras, and powerful software work together in these systems. They capture and analyze images of parts, giving quick and precise measurements of dimensions. To get the most accurate measurements from these systems, you need to use the right fixtures to hold the parts in place during inspections. Let’s talk about the top fixtures for Keyence IM-6225, IM-7020, and IM-7030. We’ll explain their features and benefits in various industrial uses.
Universal Fixturing Solutions
Fixturing solutions work for many part sizes and shapes. They are an excellent fit for Keyence IM Series systems in different industries. These tools have parts that can be changed easily to fit different inspection requirements. They include adjustable components like clamps, bases, and supports.
Modular Fixturing Systems
Modular fixtures are widely used with Keyence IM Series devices. They are versatile, customizable, and a popular choice. The systems have a base plate and different parts like clamps, supports, and locators. You can put them together fast to make a custom fixture for any part you need. The design is modular, so you can quickly change it for different parts or inspections. It’s easy to adapt. Some modular fixturing systems that work with Keyence IM-6225, IM-7020, and IM-7030 are popular.
- R&R Fixtures
- Renishaw QuickLoad™ Corner (QLC)
- Phillips Precision’s Inspection Arsenal®
Vacuum Fixturing Systems
Vacuum fixtures use suction to hold parts during inspection. They’re great for fragile or intricate parts that are hard to hold with typical clamps or supports. Vacuum systems have a base and vacuum cups. The cups can be changed to fit various shapes and sizes of parts. Vacuum fixturing systems compatible with Keyence IM-6225, IM-7020, and IM-7030 include:
- VacuGrip™ Vacuum Fixturing Systems
- Pierson Workholding’s SmartVac II™
Custom Fixturing Solutions
Custom fixturing solutions for Keyence IM-6225, IM-7020, and IM-7030 are important for precise and efficient inspections and measurements in multiple industrial uses. There are two ways to hold parts in place, 3D-printed fixtures, and machined fixtures. Each one has its advantages.
Additive manufacturing technology is used to create custom fixtures that match the size and shape of individual parts using 3D printing. This approach offers several advantages:
- Rapid prototyping: 3D printing makes it fast to create fixtures, so manufacturers can test and improve their designs quickly.
- Design flexibility: 3D-printed fixtures are easy to modify. Manufacturers can quickly change their designs to fit new part shapes or inspection needs.
- Cost-effectiveness: 3D printing can lower the cost of making custom fixtures by removing the need for costly tooling.
- Material versatility: 3D printing can use many different materials, like plastic and metal. This helps manufacturers choose the best material for their needs.
Custom machined fixtures are made out of materials like aluminum or plastic. These fixtures offer several key benefits:
- Precision: Machining can make precise fixtures that hold parts well for inspection.
- Durability: Machined fixtures are stronger than 3D-printed ones and can be used for a long time in tough factories.
- Customizability: Machined fixtures are made better by adding clamps, supports or locators. This makes them more useful and adaptable to different parts and inspections.
Scalability: Machining is good for making things in large amounts. It’s easy to make more when you need to.