Whether you are an end user, distributor, machine OEM or a service and maintenance contractor, the Renishaw ballbar can help you do your job better.
The following case studies demonstrate why, for so many users, a Renishaw ballbar is a vital part of their operations.
Renishaw's ballbar is a tool which can give you the information you need to control your machining operations effectively, whether your responsibility is in production, maintenance, engineering, shop planning or quality. Even sales and marketing activity can benefit from the added confidence that use of the Renishaw QC10 and QC20-W ballbar gives to customers.
It's no surprise that with so many varied customers and potential benefits the stories of ballbar success are so varied. Increasingly these stories are related to QC20-W use. See the case studies below and also the recent news release summarising other customer feedback following the first year's QC20-W sales.
New life for worn machines
Spirax Sarco UK invested in a Renishaw QC20-W wireless ballbar to check the geometry of its high-end machining centres before and after they were transferred to a new, purpose-built facility. Spirax Sarco is the global leader in manufacturing high quality products for the control and efficient use of steam and industrial fluids
New ballbar technology 'just what the doctor ordered' for medical machine tools
Ballbars have been commonplace at precision machining operations for more than 20 years, but a Midwest-based medical device manufacturer is showing how the latest wireless ballbar technology makes a big difference in doing fast capability checks on small machines, as well as establishing a benchmark on machines' volumetric accuracy. Nemcomed, a division of Avalign Technologies, is a full-service supplier of implants, instruments, cutting tools, speciality instruments, cases and trays for medical device OEMs.
QC20-W ballbar gives Sandvik Medical Solutions confidence at every level
For the last 2 years Sandvik Medical Solutions have been enthusiastic users of the Renishaw ballbar system to verify the performance of their machine tools. Sandvik, based in Sheffield, UK, is a major supplier to many of the global brands within the healthcare industry, providing investment castings, forgings and finished medical implants and instruments for joint replacement and spinal surgery markets.
NC Service – ballbar loses cable and gains support
NC Service, a Swedish machine tool calibration and maintenance company, has used the Renishaw QC10 ballbar (and Renishaw laser calibration systems) for years, and is convinced of the benefits, but was delighted to take delivery of the new QC20-W wireless ballbar. The move to wireless data transmission, makes a significant difference. QC20 uses new Ballbar 20 software, which accepts data captured using both QC20 and QC10, so allowing the customer to continue to compare the latest test with historical data.
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