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Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6XL)

11/02/2020 - 13/02/2020

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31/03/2020 - 01/04/2020

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NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

29/09/2020 - 01/10/2020

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04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

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Reliance invests in leadscrew inspection technology

Reliance invests in leadscrew inspection technology

As part of its continuous improvement strategy, Reliance has invested in an automated leadscrew inspection machine at its production facility in Ireland to help ensure the necessary quality levels are delivered.

The inspection of leadscrews has historically been a manual process, with the experienced team inspecting product characteristics for any deviations from specification. Recognising the limitations of this process, and the potential consequences for customers, the company decided to invest in automated inspection technology.

After a detailed trialling process Reliance chose the ViciVision MTL Ergon system, an optical, non-contact shaft measuring machine, capable of analysing very specific details on the leadscrews. This machine enables accurate inspection of the diameter, length and geometry. The system records and stores all data, allowing Reliance to access historic measurement data at any time. This is particularly useful for customers who may require a First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) or statistical information.

David Torr, Reliance’s Head of Metrology, comments “What is really important for Reliance is ensuring a high level of quality for our customers. Automation has an important part to play; it allows for the collection of measurements to be more efficient, ensuring a repeatable supply of quality product. Alongside this, it is helping us broaden the scope of our metrology analysis for the leadscrew range.”


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