Our customers expect components to be dimensionally correct, they have very tight specifications. | Presspart and Vicivision UK
H&T Presspart is a global manufacturer of aluminium and stainless steel metered-dose inhaler canisters, acting as a key partner to the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies working mainly in the respiratory drug delivery market. To help both meet these client expectations and deliver efficiencies within its manufacturing processes, H&T Presspart identified optical measurement as a technology critical to its future aspirations.
In 2016 we delivered 100 million components for diesel production and in 2017 we delivered another 250 million components for the automatic transmission industry.
The Vicivision system ensures that data can be collected reliably.
Data from the measuring machine is transmitted to the production machine.
All processes are regulated autonomously, independent of human interaction to eliminate errors.
As a leading global supplier of complex components and sub-assemblies to the aerospace and defence sectors over many years, Benham Precision Engineering knows the meaning of quality better than most.
That dedication to being the best of the best has been a driving force behind the business’s continued success, and has played a major role in the decision to invest in the inspection side of its operations in recent years.
Today it is the proud owner of three optical, non-contact measurement systems supplied by VICIVISION which, according to Managing Director Joe Benham, have taken Benham’s metrology capabilities to a whole new level.
VICIVISION UK visited Ondrives, which has origins in the precision gear industry going back more than 80 years. With an outstanding pedigree of knowledge, expertise and experience the company quickly identified VICIVISION UK as the obvious choice for best in class optical measurement machine.
Opting for a model from the flagship TECHNO rang, the M309 ensures reliability in measuring cylindrical parts is second to none, ticking all the boxes for achieving lean manufacturing.
Making immediate inspection and data capture available next to multiple machining centres, to more than one operator, eliminates bottlenecks and leads to a reduction in downtime.
Confidence is a critical and often-cited concept in manufacturing. As businesses strive to prosper in a crowded and highly competitive marketplace, they need certainty that their processes will consistently and efficiently deliver right-first-time parts, so that order books remain full and customers keep coming back. Technoset knows that as well as anyone. For more than 40 years, the Rugby-based company has specialised in creating highly complex, precision machined components on its multi-axis turning and milling centres, using both common and exotic metals. And thanks to VICIVISION UK, they were able to achieve this through high-precision non-contact shaft measurement machines. Offering manufacturers advanced solutions for turned components, with machines that deliver rapid measurement through dual video and light projection technology.
Cristian Perinel: “From the onset, our staff training is based on a fundamental principle: producing quality.”
“Our inspection equipment in the field of dimensional measuring represents the best technology on today’s market. With VICIVISION optical machines we have solved two fundamental issues: controlling tool wear and inspecting outgoing parts.”
CUSTOMERS FEELING THE BENEFIT AS OPTICAL MEASUREMENT SLASHES FIRM’S DOWN TIME.
Fast, non-contact, non-destructive measurement on an all-in-one system is done at the touch of a button, with fast and efficient batch changing contributing to greater throughput.
With increased productivity comes increased capacity, allowing businesses to take on more work with the confidence that demand and quality standards can be met.
Trust Precision Engineering currently has two VICIVISION M304 Techno machines, which provide benchmark reliability in measuring cylindrical parts and enable fast and efficient batch changing.
Their design makes immediate inspection available next to multiple machining centres, to more than one operator, bringing about a reduction in down time as there is no need to leave the production environment.
Nick Street: “It’s one less thing for me to worry about and gives me complete confidence in what we’re doing.”