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Ensure Maximum Precision By Using A Digital Micrometer!

Posted by Tony Tillett on Jul 20, 2018 2:01:45 PM

Maximum precision is the golden standard businesses strive for. Digital micrometers are created to provide the most precise information on the size of the smallest objects or the distance within something.

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Digital Universal Callipers - Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Tony Tillett on Jul 13, 2018 5:32:03 PM

A digital universal calliper is an irreplaceable tool for any project which requires precise measurements. This unit doesn’t just ensure maximum precision, it eliminates the need for other measuring tools since it can deal with a variety of objects. Taking advantage of a universal digital micrometer can help any technician achieve the most accurate results in the shortest amount of time.

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What Industry 4.0 Means For CMMs

Posted by Tony Tillett on Jul 5, 2018 9:02:55 AM

Are we in the throes of a fourth industrial revolution[1]? This is the line of argument put forth by proponents of Industry 4.0, a catch all description of how automation and cyber-physical processes are affecting the manufacturing industry.

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Topics: New & Used CMMs

Kick Off Summer 2018 With The Winning Team

Posted by Tony Tillett on Jun 29, 2018 12:02:37 PM

With all eyes now on Russia for the upcoming World Cup, we would like to introduce our own winning team of metrology professionals! We bring together a team of market leading metrology hardware and software providers to deliver winning solutions for all types of business.

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Topics: Company News

5 Key Advantages Of Wireless Digital Calipers

Posted by Tony Tillett on May 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Wireless integration of precision measuring equipment is a relatively new innovation that is destined to become widespread, if not universal, within a short few years. WalMart were one of the first to adapt wireless to an application back in the 1980s for inventory management. For engineering applications, incorporating wireless into measurement and inspection process tools, and systems, reduces system costs and simplifies deployment. Getting rid of wires makes operational work easier and faster, with less faffing around required to complete a task. To assess the benefits of adapting wireless technology to handheld CMM tools, let’s look at wireless calipers.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

Increase Measurement Accuracy With A Digital Height Gauge

Posted by Tony Tillett on May 9, 2018 5:02:11 PM

The inspection process demands exceptional measurement accuracy to remain a dependable and authoritative arbiter of quality. It’s the gate through which a company’s production output must pass and is a guardian of the company’s reputation in the marketplace and a large element of maintaining high customer satisfaction levels. It follows that advances in technology that promote higher standards demand investigation to inform a potential implementation decision. In general, the advent of digital displays has gone a long way towards reducing or even eliminating basic transcription errors and simple human eyesight frailty misreads. But the digital world has much more to offer than merely improved readouts.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

Unspoken Benefits Of Upgrading Your CMM Equipment

Posted by Tony Tillett on Apr 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM

By their design and functionality, CMMs wear really well. Only their software and electronic capabilities don’t last for years. That's why CMM upgrade services have become so popular in the few last years; they can restore machine capability to its full performance at a fraction of the cost of investing in a new unit.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, New & Used CMMs, Retrofits & Upgrades

A Brief History Of CMM Technology

Posted by Tony Tillett on Apr 10, 2018 11:32:00 AM

Coordinate Measurement Machines have an interesting history going back almost 60 years. The modern CMM industry produces over 6,000 new CMMs every year, as well as retrofitting and upgrading tens of thousands more. These CMMs can be Manual, where an operator guides the machine, CNC machines that are driven automatically by a special program. As ubiquitous as CMMs now are in manufacturing, it is hard to imagine a world when quality control was dependent on hand measurements.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, New & Used CMMs, CMM Software

5 Reasons To Get A CMM Upgrade

Posted by Tony Tillett on Apr 4, 2018 10:06:00 AM

Even though CMM equipment is built to last and can serve for 20 or more years in hardware terms, software and controls systems become outdated rapidly as new technology appears nearly every year. The only way to keep your CMM as effective as possible without buying a new one is to have regular upgrades. Read more about the benefits of CMM upgrades below.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, New & Used CMMs, Retrofits & Upgrades

3 Reasons To Change Or Upgrade Your CMM Software

Posted by Tony Tillett on Mar 26, 2018 11:04:53 AM

First, let’s clarify two terms: upgrade and update. A software upgrade to a new version is usually chargeable. New versions deliver significant new functionality and capabilities over older versions and considerable development effort will have been expended to produce the latest version.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Retrofits & Upgrades, CMM Software

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