Equator™ gauging system news
Renishaw's latest Gauging product news, case stories and technical articles
“Since using Equator we have not made a single bad part and have reduced part production cost by 27%”
The quality of the products a company produces, and their assurance of that quality, can mean all the difference to successfully acquiring contracts. Maintaining that quality also significantly increases the chances of repeat business. High-Tech Engineering, a precision engineering company based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK, has always focused on the quality of the parts it produces.
Flexible gauging just got faster
Shop floor process control with Equator now includes NEW ultra-fast touch trigger probing, easy-to-use feature-based offsetting and updated EZ-IO automation software. Manufacturers using the Renishaw Equator™ flexible gauge now have even more options for inspecting parts right where they are being made – on the shop floor, in the toughest of conditions. With the new TP20 touch trigger probe kit, Feature Compare and updated EZ-IO software, flexible gauging is now ultra-fast, simpler to setup
Equator™ gauge: "As Quality Manager, it has quickly become the best investment we’ve made."
David Powell, Quality Manager at UK-based Euromould Ltd, has been using Renishaw’s Equator flexible gauge to increase inspection capacity and portability, achieving an 85% reduction in the inspection time of injection moulded parts.
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New process monitoring software for the Equator gauge
A new process monitoring window has been added to the shop-floor user interface for Renishaw’s Equator™ gauging system. This instantly displays measurement results of inspected features to the operator on a bar-graph display. It also shows the history of measurement on each feature so that process trends can be seen.