Carfulan Group offers 100% manufacturing accuracyMember News
OGP UK, part of the Carfulan Group, offer multi-sensor metrology to the manufacturing sector. Circlip and retaining ring specialist Cirteq recently purchased the ZIP Lite 300 and say its offers excellent precision.
West Yorkshire based Manufacturer Cirteq work with some major firms such as Jaguar Landrover, Volvo, Volkswagen, Nissan, BMW and more. The organisation produce critical parts for engine construction and which increasingly must ensure it's quality control processes meet the incredibly high expectations of its customers.
In a bid to innovate and eliminate any errors, Cirteq began searching for innovations in measurement technology and came across OGP UK. Its automated systems utilise a combination of world-leading optical, laser and tactile sensors, eliminating the need for multiple specialised measuring systems and collecting highly accurate data even on the most complex components and features, with speed and reliability.
Theo Speller, Cirteq Customer Quality Liaison Manager, has a clear message for other UK businesses making precision components:
“I’d say that it’s time to take the plunge and get invested in vision systems because you need to match your inspection methods with the inspection methods of your end-users,” he said.
“We went out into the market to look for a machine that could do everything that we needed – it needed to do 3D Renishaw probing and also capture the 2D features.
“The machine that we found through OGP was the ZIP LITE 300. It has a 300mm table and can capture most of our products in the factory, with the Renishaw probing capability to help us build 3D models and capture every dimension our customers require.”
OGP systems work to sub-micron precision, making them right at home in an era of miniaturisation where new material developments and ever-tighter tolerances have made components increasingly challenging to manufacture.
By making more accurate data available to production engineers in real-time, OGP solutions empower them to identify and rectify quality control flaws on the spot, leading to less scrap, fewer production bottlenecks and higher productivity.
Mr Speller added:
“If you go to a robot line you’ll see a camera over the top of it photographing every component and sub-assembly to make sure that it meets all requirements. We have to match that by making sure that our components are right 100 per cent of the time. Our expectations are to drive towards zero PPM.
“We were not getting the repeatability that we needed from manual measurements due to operator bias. That’s the main advantage of this OGP machine – we’ve improved the quality and the accuracy of the measurements and the bonus is we’ve actually managed to do it and save time.
If you think OGP UK could help you, get in touch with the Carfulan Group by heading to https://carfulangroup.madeinthemidlands.com/.