Archive for the ‘Checking Fixtures Design’ Category

A Low Budget: Enemy #1

A Low Budget: Enemy #1
In the article The Ennemies of Checking Fixtures, we indicated first this factor for its importance and influence on the other factors. It is by far the main pitfall we are hit by, because all the chain in the automotive sector is very sensitive to the final cost and its reduced margin. This is how...
22 June 2012 | Checking Fixtures Design, Checking Fixtures Enemies, Uncategorized | Read More

Automated Go/No Go checking fixture

Automated Go/No Go checking fixture
In this video you can see a simple example of automation of a checking fixture controlling characteristics of a part by Go/No Go gauges. This fixture is composed of a manual checking fixture to which we have added air cylinders whose air pressure is controlled by manometers, and a PLC that manages the...
18 April 2011 | Checking Fixtures Design, Home | Read More

Checking fixture for dashboard central lid assembly

Checking fixture for dashboard central lid assembly
The function of this checking fixture is to check the mountability of the part, and measure its width with two dial indicator points. The difficulty of this part is that, like many dashboard subassemblies, it has many clips located in all the outline of the part, and not all of them are positionned...
4 February 2011 | Checking Fixtures Design, Examples | Read More

CAPTOR-S : Measurement by Dial Indicator and Wireless Data Collection

CAPTOR-S : Measurement by Dial Indicator and Wireless Data Collection
As we announced a few weeks ago in this blog, we are proud to present you our new product, CAPTOR-S, a wireless unit to collect data measured by dial indicator that can be used as much on your next checking fixtures as on your existing ones equipped with dial indicator bushings. The data are sent to...
17 January 2011 | Checking Fixtures Design, Examples, Home, News | Read More

Low-pressure Dial Indicators

Low-pressure Dial Indicators
To measure parts or elements made of soft materials, it is necessary to use low-pressure dial indicators. Most of these dial indicators, for all the brands available on the market, work with a force of 1.5 to 2N. This force can be reduced if we use a flat probe instead of a round probe, if the geometry...
23 December 2010 | Checking Fixtures Design, Quality Control | Read More

Do you know the new way of measuring…

Do you know the new way of measuring…
We will present you soon, in this blog, a new system developped by Tecnomatrix. This system, called, CAPTOR S will be a revolution of your way of measuring. After one year and a half of development, we are very proud to inform you of its launching. We hope CAPTOR S will represent a major improvement...
17 November 2010 | Checking Fixtures Design, Quality Control | Read More

Checking fixture for armrest

Checking fixture for armrest
Here is a video of a checking fixture we made for an armrest, a part we do not always pay attention to once it is mounted in the vehicle, but that present some difficulties to deal with if you want to simulate its mountability, and check it correctly. As I have done a few days ago in the article about...
15 January 2010 | Checking Fixtures Design, Examples, Home | Read More

Checking fixture for Bumper Lateral Grille

Checking fixture for Bumper Lateral Grille
You will find bellow the transcription of the comments of this video of a checking fixture we made for a bumper lateral grille. Hi, I’m Gladys Becerra, Tecnomatrix export manager. Today, I will present you one of our latest gauges for plastic grilles. This gauge checks the essential features...
13 December 2009 | Checking Fixtures Design, Examples | Read More

Checking Fixtures for Rear-View Mirrors Assemblies

Checking Fixtures for Rear-View Mirrors Assemblies
This video presents a checking fixture for a rear-view mirror assembly that simulates the area of the door where the support of the part is mounted.
1 June 2009 | Checking Fixtures Design, Examples | Read More

Automated Checking Fixtures

When checking fixtures are used intensively, some automation must be carried out to reduce the cost for the checking of parts. Thanks to a minimal investment, the duration of the measurement process can be decreased by 90% by avoiding the introduction of the data obtained for the statistical study. To...
11 August 2007 | Checking Fixtures Design | Read More