British event to focus on latest advancements in measurement for manufacturing
Avon-Dynamic Calibration (Stand 28) has been established for over 25 years and is widely regarded as one of the leading electrical calibration, dimensional calibration and dimensional measurement specialists in the UK.
With an extensive UKAS and in-house ability in both electrical and dimensional calibration, the company can calibrate a wide scope of equipment, and also has a specialist team of field engineers for onsite calibration.
Avon-Dynamic Calibration’s UKAS accredited CMM Inspection department uses the very latest CMM and Inspection technology to provide a fast, comprehensive inspection service to the most precise tolerances. The company is unique in being able to offer true single-source capabilities for customers, offering the same high level of service and quality to multinational companies and individual contractors.
It can provide full gauge management offering on-line reporting, monthly gauge recall service and electronic certification all with secure internet login and access, plus telephone and e-mail support from its knowledgeable, professional, friendly customer service team.
As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bore gauges, Bowers Metrology (Stand 16) will be exhibiting the company’s recently launched Bowers Ultima, MicroGauge and SmartPlug ranges. The class-leading, sub-micron capable Ultima range is able to accurately gauge bore sizes from 1 – 300 mm, with a choice of measuring resolutions of up to 0.0001 mm. Bowers’ ingenious MicroGauge is a 2-point bore gauging system designed specifically for the accurate measurement of bores from 1 - 6 mm and features a completely new integral digital readout. While Bowers’ extremely robust and easy to use SmartPlug measuring plug gauges are designed to provide great speed of use, unmatched measuring accuracy and superb repeatability, even when used in harsh industrial environments.
As UK agent for Sylvac, Bowers will also be demonstrating a wide range of recently launched digital gauges from the renowned Swiss manufacturer, including the S-Dial Work Nano Bluetooth Smart digital indicators with advanced wireless communication capability.
Blum-Novotest (Stand 39), a leading supplier of innovative high-quality measuring and testing technology will launch its new BG60 bore gauge. The measuring system is used for the mass production of workpieces with close-tolerance bores. Even in a machining centre, the BG60 contributes significantly to improved productivity and continuous quality assurance.
"The BG60 bore gauge is ideal when it comes to minimising measurement times and maximising precision during bore production," explains Wolfgang Reiser, Technical Director at Blum-Novotest. "Particularly in the mass production of workpieces with identical bore diameters such as engine components – cylinder heads and blocks, connecting rods, valves or hydraulic components, the BG60 really comes into its own. Ultimately, its measuring time of less than 0.5 seconds per diameter outperforms every other machine-integrated measuring system on the market."
Measurement is performed locally in the machining setup, thus ensuring that faulty workpieces are immediately detected. The gauge is handled in the machine like a standard tool and is loaded into the spindle for measurement. The entire measuring operation therefore runs automatically.
A major advantage of the BG60 is the way it generates measuring values. Unlike other process-oriented measuring systems, the diameter values recorded are not based on the machine's current axis positions. The BG60 is equipped with a dedicated analogue measuring mechanism that operates independently of the machine accuracy, offering genuine objectivity. The mechanism is float-mounted, which enables simple diameter measurement independent of the exact spindle position.
The measurement resolution in this case is 12 bit/0.15μm. As with all Blum equipment, the BG60 is an opto-electronic measuring system that offers wear-free operation and therefore exceptional reliability. The BG60 is supplied with a bore gauge for the specific application. Depending on the gauge used, bore diameters from 3 – 200mm can be measured. The analogue measuring value is then transmitted via radio signals to the receiver.