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Connector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000167959D
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-25
Document File: 10 page(s) / 2M

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

Connector

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The present disclosure relates to coordinate-measuring machines and touch probes therefor.

In particular the present disclosure concerns a modular measuring system comprising a coordinate positioning machine and a tool magazine, or rack, holding several probes, or task modules, releasably connectable to a moving head of the coordinate machine, and that the machine can fetch and store automatically, according to a specific measurement program.

Different possibilities to connect the task modules and the head of the machine are disclosed

Magnet

Magnet
• Magnets with opposed or inverted polarity

• One fixed magnet and one rotating magnet
• Magnet with a spring
• Electro-magnet

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OO O----ring ring ring


• o-ring clip (crown)


• special material

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Springs

Springs


• bi-stable leaf spring (clic-clac frog)

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• similar to standard pneumatic connection

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• outside spider spring (2 or more blades)

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• balls or pins with spring (replacing the o-ring crown)

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