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New optical inspection machine

New optical inspection machine

We have recently taken delivery of a new piece of high tech optical inspection kit for the inspection of machine components, which greatly increases our detailed measurement and statistical analysis capabilities. The Micro VU Vertex 251 (pictured on the cover) enables us, to take one example, to apply tolerance around the profile of a cam, which is more accurate than comparing a machine part to a drawing requirement. Within the factory, we are also able to enhance our inspection process with increased accuracy on checks during manufacturing. The new machine is being used by the quality and inspection department and also the engineering department where it's utilised for reverse engineering work. The photo to the right shows a detail under inspection.

Full training in the machine's use is currently taking place, and is already proving its worth in highly detailed and accurate measuring. A further identical machine is being planned for next year which will be situated on the factory floor for in-process operator use and quality assurance inspection support.

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