FHS Motor Racing are global leaders in the manufacture of high performance fluid delivery systems, used predominantly in F1 and World Rally series.
Motorsports industries strive for zero non-compliance, like other key areas such as marine and defence, they demand a combination of high reliability and high performance. The precise inspection of each part is therefore safety critical. In order to meet these rigorous demands, dimensional precision is a key attribute, together with surface finish. To facilitate this inspection process, FHS upgraded their existing metrology equipment to a Starrett AVR300 multisensor coordinate measuring system.
The AVR CNC system offers a powerful, repeatable measurement solution to FHS Motor Racing, who inspect and measure 100% of all goods in. In interview with Optimax, QA Manager Jay Salter explained that the AVR300 provided transformative added functionality:
“The device is intuitive to use and can be applied to all the vertical markets we supply. It’s effective for applications as simple as the measurement of O rings and washers, to complex CNC 5 axis couplings. An excellent piece of kit, that we use daily.”
Automated and intuitive, multiple members of the FHS team can use this flexible device for the measurement of a wide range of CNC machined components. The addition of a non-contact sensor supports the precise measurement of flexible and tactile products, while the Renishaw probe can be added for complex, rigid 3D assemblies.
Having enjoyed a long working relationship with Optimax, FHS Motor Racing were sure they’d receive a bespoke solution to meet their application.