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 AUTO SPECIALISTS
    'PLUG IN AND PLAY' SOLUTION FROM BOWERS FOR CMM CALIBRATIONS
Bowers Group has supplied Status Metrology Solutions with a Wyler Blue SYSTEM for the in-house laser calibration of CMMs.
Fully compatible with the Renishaw XL-80 laser system used by Status Metrology, the system allows the business to laser calibrate CMMs in-house. The solution plugs directly into the software, enabling immediate, user friendly operation.
As part of the reconditioning and retrofit of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines, Status Metrology must ensure that the CMM in question is working accurately and consistently. Tight tolerances regarding roll, pitch, straightness, squareness, and scale errors must be met to assure the high accuracy of the CMM, as well as allowing for vol- umetric error map adjustment.
Dean Tillett, Operations Director at Status Metrology, said: “The bespoke system from Wyler provided by Bowers Group has met the full needs of our CMM retrofitting and service products. It does exactly what we need it to do, and fully integrates with our system.
“It’s a plug in and play solution that is compatible with our software. No additional software is needed and no additional set up is required.”
Status Metrology’s customers work in precision engineering and manufacturing, predominately around the automotive, aerospace, innovation and prototyping sectors.
It uses a Renishaw XL-80 laser system for the CMM’s error map creation with a Hexagon MI, RC1 controller, and needed an inclina- tion measurement solution that was fully compatible with the con- troller’s service tools to allow full error mapping. Dean said: “We are very happy with the service we have received from Bowers Group. With demand for our services being high, and project turnaround times relatively short, we really needed to be sure that the system would deliver.
“It’s extremely user friendly. Our operators have grasped the tech- nology very quickly. Bowers Group also offers excellent service sup- port and we are confident that should we need assistance they will be very happy to help us.”
   MENEAR ENGINEERING LTD
PLASTIC INJECTION MOULD TOOLMAKERS, PRECISION MACHINISTS & JIGS & FIXTURES
Manufacturers of small to medium sized plastic injection mould tools to the automotive, white goods and leisure industries.
We provide CNC & Conventional machining services as below:
• CNC 5-Axis Wire erosion/Fanuc OA Wire Erode • CNC 3-Axis Milling/XYZ DPM Mill
• Bridgeport Turret Mill
• CNC 2d turning/XYX Pro-Turn Lathe
• Colchester Triumph 2000 Lathe
• Spark erosion/Mecrode Minor Spark Eroder
• Grinding/Jones & Shipman 540P Surface Grinder
   Contact Details: Paul or Dave Menear
Tel: 01543 416167 Email: menearengineering@xln.co.uk www.menearengineering.co.uk
Unit 11 Greenough Road Industrial Estate, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 7AU
 www.bowersgroup.co.uk
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