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Inspection Arsenal - Phillips Precision

Open-Sight™ Fast-Swap VISION Fixture Plate System Press Release


Catherine Phillips
Phillips Precision, Inc.
Products Division


Phillips Precision, Inc.  Introduces

The clear choice for LEAN vision inspection.

BOYLSTON, Mass. June 12, 2014 – Phillips Precision today announced the latest weapon in its Inspection Arsenal™ – Open-Sight™ – the LEAN, fast-swap fixture plate system for Vision inspection.

Open-Sight™ docking rails and plates are the vision adaptation of the popular Loc-N-Load™ aluminum plates designed for traditional CMMs. According to the company’s co-owner, Catherine Phillips, “We’ve been asked more times that I can count to replicate our unique interlocking system for vision.  Now vision users can enjoy the benefits of our affordable, ready-made inspection fixture components.”  All Inspection Arsenal™ designs are LEAN, technique-altering solutions that help break inspection bottlenecks affordably.

The simplicity and flexibility makes Open-Sight™ the clear choice for any size vision stage.  Currently, customers can choose 6” and 12” length docking rails. Either size can be joined end-to-end for added length. On larger machines, docking rails can be installed opposite one another to create more “locations” and for greater stage coverage.   Magnetized, interlocking ½” thick clear plates that are 6” x 6”, 6” x 8”, and 8” x 12” can be purchased individually.  Each size is offered with patterns of ¼-20 or M6 threaded holes to accept Inspection Arsenal™ trigger-action clamps. Blank plates are also available at a reduced cost for customers to add holes only where needed.

Now users have the option to dedicate a low-cost plate for gauging to speed up re-calibration.  Dedicate plates for repeat parts when it makes sense for a fixture to become part of a job kit for lean set-up reduction. Phillips Precision plans to add plate sizes and welcomes inquiries about fixture solutions.

The vision fixture plate system is affordable and flexible enough to:

  • Reduce Startup Costs: Purchase only the plates you need.
  • Customize Affordably: Choose only the configurations that work for you.
  • Simplify setups and “fixture-up”:  Use as dedicated tooling for production jobs.
  • Enhance your investments:  Fast inspection improves the production pipeline.

“All products designed for Inspection Arsenal™ are ready-made, affordable and effective, and proudly made in the USA!  All items are currently available direct from the manufacturer with a 2-day shipping policy and a 100% money back guarantee.” according to Ms. Phillips. For additional information, contact Phillips Precision Products Division at 508-869-0373 or go to  You’ll also find demo videos that show just how fast and easy all Inspection Arsenal™ components are to use.

About Phillips Precision, Inc.

Phillips Precision, Inc.’s Products Division of Boylston, Mass. designs, develops and markets work holding products for manufacturing. Patents Pending.

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