In recent years, modern machine factories have made a strong shift in professionalizing their measuring solutions. In particular engineering factories made for specialized industries such as automotive, Oil and Gas. The main reason is that these sectors constantly require new machinery to be integrated in existing production lines. Accuracy is always a key element in this engineering process, therefore, machine factories are making a shift from manual measurements to new solutions such as 3D laser measurement.
Westerhof BV is a versatile and modern machine factory that has been going strong in the Nether-lands for over 50 years. One of Westerhof ’s main tasks is the conceptualisation, creation and imple-mentation of new machinery in existing production lines. A high level of accuracy in the preliminary measurements is vital for the basis of a precise 3D model of the machine. In the past this was the main problem as all Westerhof ’s measurements for their 3D models were done manually.
“If that happens, we have to reengineer the entire machine, causing a large financial cost for both us and the client. Because if this, we looked for a solution that gave us perfect accuracy, to avoid these mistakes,” Thijs Lenferink, commercial technical advisor at Westerhof BV explains.
The engineers at Westerhof found this solution in the FARO Focus 3D X130 laser scanner and the FARO Gage, which were able to provide the accuracy that was required for their clients. “We did some market research and eventually chose the FARO Focus 3D X130 and the FARO® Gage for the creation of 3D models and gauging of existing machinery, due to their accuracy, high quality and user-friendliness,” Lenferink explains.
FARO UK will be exhibiting the company’s range of innovative products at the Advanced Engineering Show, to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, on 4th and 5th November, 2015.
The annual Advanced Engineering Show is the UK’s is the must-attend event where the supply chain meet with visiting engineering & procurement decision makers.
FARO UK staff we will proving how quality improvements and time savings can be achieved by the use of FARO portable 3D measurement equipment.
FARO will be presenting a wide range of cutting-edge metrology products such as the FARO Edge with touchscreen computer for basic measurements and the FARO Laser ScanArm HD LLP featuring the lightest laser line probe for non-contact measurements. Also being demonstrated will be the FARO Gage with barcode scanner, as well as the FARO Laser Tracker Vantage for large volume measurements.
Date: 4 – 5th November 2015
Location: NEC, Birmingham
FARO UK invites you to European Portable Metrology Conference (EPMC) 2015 which is the only event solely dedicated to portable and large volume 3D measurement technology. It is the premier technical conference in Europe dedicated solely to the use of precision dimensional measurement technology for process improvement for manufacturers.
Underpinning the event as always is the key theme of Process Improvement Through Measurement Technology. The event will give you the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in large volume and portable metrology. In particular, topics that will be covered will include:
The events takes place in Manchester from 9 – 11th November 2015. Where we will present our cutting-edge metrology products: the FARO Edge ScanArm HD with new LLP to scan challenging materials with high speed and high-definition data clarity! The FARO Gage with the barcode scanner as well as our latest and most accurate FARO Laser Tracker Vantage for large volume measurements. Also the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D and our new handscanner FARO Freestyle3D, the only industrial-grade handheld device allowing to scan almost any kind of surfaces and environments will be shown!
Durham Oktoberfest, the north east’s premier engineering and manufacturing show is the driving force for the promotion of engineering and manufacturing in the north east region and is being held on 22nd October 2015 at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe.
FARO offers you the opportunity at Durham Oktoberfest 2015 to meet one-on-one with FARO experts and receive a demonstration of our impressive range of 3D measurement and imaging solutions, including the FARO Arm, FARO Gage and FARO ScanArm
We are happy to also announce that our brand new FARO Edge ScanArm HD, the world’s most affordable, high performance contact & non-contact portable measurement system on the market, will be showcased and demonstrated to attendees at Durham Oktoberfest.
For more information visit the event website!
FARO UK invites you the GTMA – Make Measurement Matter event. The MMM event is a focal point for technology transfer from the science of measurement into the most demanding manufacturing environments. With keynote speakers from industry-leading ‘blue chip’ manufacturing companies, and over 45 of the country’s leading Metrology specialists,
MMM 2015, taking place on the 15th of October, provides an opportunity for you to learn more about the very latest measurement and inspection technologies and services available; knowledge that could provide a vital competitive edge.”
We will present our cutting-edge metrology products such the FARO Edge with touchscreen computer for basic measurements, FARO Laser ScanArm HD with the lightest laser line probe for non-contact measurements, the FARO Gage with barcode scanner, as well as the brand new FARO Laser Tracker Vantage for large volume measurements.
The 2015 Roadshow will be held at Kettering Conference centre, this is a free to attend event and registration is now open. Click here for more details!
FARO UK invites you to the Offshore Europe Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition which is one of the leading global technical conferences and exhibitions for the upstream E&P industry.
The event takes place in Aberdeen from 8th till 11th September 2015. We will present the our cutting-edge metrology products: the FARO Edge with the lightest and smallest laser line probe and touchscreen computer for basic measurements, the FARO Gage with the barcode scanner, the revolutionary FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D, as well as the lastest FARO Laser Tracker Vantage for large volume measurements. In addition we will show our recently launched FARO Freestyle3D handheld laser scanner and the FARO Edge ScanArm HD with new LLP to scan challenging materials with high speed and high-definition data clarity.
Northern Manufacturing & Electronics is the largest exhibition dedicated to serving the needs of manufacturing and electronics industries in the North of England. Event City, Manchester, makes the show easily accessible to visitors from the North.
Make the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition 2015 a firm date in your diary to discover and evaluate quality Northern and UK suppliers who can help you redesign and pioneer new products, increase productivity and improve your profit margin. When it comes to sourcing and investigating emerging technologies locally, you won’t find a more comprehensive display of precision engineering products, materials, components and state of the art manufacturing processes.
The event takes place in Manchester at the Event City from 30th September till 1st October 2015. We will present our cutting-edge metrology products such the FARO Edge with touchscreen computer for basic measurements, FARO Laser ScanArm HD with the lightest laser line probe for non-contact measurements, the FARO Gage with barcode scanner, as well as the brand new FARO Laser Tracker Vantage for large volume measurements.
As the UK’s only dedicated market place for global manufacturing technologies, the Advanced Manufacturing Show was the ideal venue for FARO to demonstrate its world-class advanced measurement technologies.
Through visitor demand, FARO’s advanced Edge ScanArm HD was demonstrated throughout the course of the show. The Edge ScanArm HD combines the flexibility and the functionalities of a FARO Edge measuring Arm with the high-definition Laser Line Probe HD, creating a powerful contact/non-contact portable measurement system that is ideal for challenging application requirements.
Also in great demand from customers needing to measure smaller parts were demonstrations of the FARO Gage measuring arm. An industry leader in portable CMMs, this accurate 3D gauge ends users’ reliance on expensive and hard-to-use fixed CMMs. The FARO Gage offers high accuracy levels, improves measurement consistency, reduces inspection time and the ability to generate automatic reports.
FARO UK staff are now busy following-up the large volume of sales leads received at the exhibition and performing in-house practical demonstrations for potential customers throughout the UK.
The Advanced Manufacturing Show, brought to you by MWP, provides a platform for board-level decision makers, production and quality engineers to interact with the latest technology and gain a competitive edge by applying high-productivity solutions to enhance manufacturing performance, efficiency and quality.
Showcasing world class advanced manufacturing technologies, visitors will be able to review, plan and make their investment decisions for machine tools & accessories, laser, cutting tools and manufacturing software.
Co-located with the Subcon Show, The Engineer Design & Innovation Show and a world-class technology and innovation Conference led by The Engineer, this is an invaluable opportunity to gain insight from leading experts on current industry challenges and stay up-to-date on the latest manufacturing developments, best practice and new trends at one venue over three days.
Dates: 02nd – 04th Jun, 2015
Address: Hall 4, NEC, Birmingham
Stand No: A37
We are looking forward welcoming you!
Chesterfield based Ondrives Ltd is a precision manufacturer of gears, gearboxes, bearing housings and a wide range of associated products. In addition to supplying a large UK customer base, the company’s output is distributed worldwide through a network of agents. Ondrives supply an all-inclusive range of standard, off-the-shelf products that feature in its comprehensive gear product catalogue, and also design and manufacture ‘specials’ to customers’ individual requirements. Through the use of the company’s state-of-the-art design facilities and machine tools, Ondrives’ skilled staff are able to design and produce parts ranging in size from just a few millimeters, to components of one meter plus.
As part of Ondrives’ pursuit of continuous improvements the company recently purchased a FARO Gage measuring arm to help further increase its shop-floor measurement capabilities. Through continuous investment and development Ondrives has established an excellent global reputation. Much of this reputation has been built on the outstanding quality of our products. Our all-embracing inspection procedures and material traceability checks cover goods-inward, though all stages of production and on to final inspection.
Prior to final inspection, our production operatives take responsibility for the quality of their own output and have access to a wide range of premium measuring instruments. To help expand the range of accurate measurements our operators are able to make whilst components are located in the machines tools, we recently purchased a FARO Gage measuring arm.
“Not only has our new FARO product improved the accuracy and repeatability of our on machine checks, it allows us to correct errors at source. The Gage’s ease of use has considerably speeded-up our in-process inspection tasks and has resulted in reduced machine tool down-time and increased productivity.
“As the Gage is so user-friendly and intuitive, our operators who underwent the original product training have been able to explain its use to all other relevant colleagues. Now, each of our operators has become proficient in the Gage’s use. Given its popularity with our operators and its highly portable nature, the Gage is now used throughout our facility.
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