Features and Benefits

Dollar Savings

The bottom line savings from the use of Omni can be as large as 90% This means that the amortized cost could only be 10% of the cost of dedicated fixtures. While we cannot guarantee savings of this type in every case, our tooling specialists work with customers to maximize return-on-investment for each specific application. Normally the savings from the use of Omni allows the equipment to pay for itself very quickly. At this point, the more you use the system the more you save.

Time Savings

Completing a dedicated fixture of minimal complexity normally takes 5 to 6 weeks, or more. This includes quote, PO, design, build, and inspection phases. The process can be even longer if corrections and design modifications are necessary. At present, most manufacturing companies purchase tooling from outside sources which create additional problems causing more delays. With Omni, fixture building may be accomplished right at the machine in an absolute minimum of time. Construction of a typical fixture might take an hour or two for the original build and just minutes for subsequent rebuilds. This time compression feature will help reduce those critical time-to-market schedules.

Expandable Base Platforms

Omni's Base Platforms come in various sizes and can be arranged to accommodate a wide variety of parts. Platform Extenders are used to connect multiple Platforms into a large base area, arranged to meet your part's shape and size requirements.

Reference Bases

Omni’s Reference Bases are large tooling plates with a hole pattern designed to secure any Omni Base Platform on 3" increments. This allows very large fixture construction with a primary base and multiple smaller Platforms. The advantage is in having one primary base for multiple fixtures utilizing Omni’s Datum Tooling Stations (DTS) construction for fast fixture changeover. Reference Bases can be designed to meet any size requirements and built into a wide variety of independent or combined horizontal and vertical configurations.

Multiple Series Sizes

Series 75 is meant for parts sized 2" and larger such as automotive suspension components, office furniture brackets, jet engine fan blades, engine blocks and computer housings. Fixtures for almost any part can be built with S75 and it can be used as the base system for S37 Series.

S37 & S37v are designed for parts sized from ¾" to 6" such as spark plugs, small castings or stampings and electrical components.  S37v includes a clear Base Platform for use on vision inspection machines utilizing rear illumination.

XTR is a system of special Base and Cap Platforms and Tube sections used to build fixtures for large sheetmetal panels or assemblies and heavy components. The inexpensive, interchangeable Tubes provide increased versatility and an expanded building range. Tables, work stations, portable structures are all possible. XTR is also used as rising or bridge structures with S75 as the top components and Reference Bases as the main bottom location base.