Bowers donates bore gauge Weymouth College

Posted on 16 Nov 2018 and read 524 times
Bowers donates bore gauge Weymouth CollegeThe engineering department at Weymouth College (www.weymouth.ac.uk) has received an XT digital bore gauge set from Bowers Group (www.bowersgroup.co.uk).

Lecturer Geoff Williams said: “This is of great benefit to my students, allowing them to measure internal dimensions — including bore diameters — to exceptionally tight tolerances.

"We are delighted that Bowers has kindly donated it to the college. The students understand that ‘time is money’ in industry, and that investing in a decent piece of kit can eliminate expensive mistakes, therefore reducing scrap.”

As part of their engineering qualifications, the students must demonstrate that they can carry out a range of measurement tasks and use the equipment competently.

One such project is the inspection of a shallow 40mm bore that previously could only be measured with digital calipers.

Unfortunately, in relatively inexperienced hands, they were not nearly reliable enough. With a measurement capacity of 20-50mm a large LCD display and IP67 electronics protection, the XT digital bore gauge has proved to be the ideal solution.

Its proximity output allows bi-directional communication, giving greater flexibility for data acquisition and storage, which can also be useful for the collection of SPC data in a later part of the students’ course.

Located in West Dorset, Weymouth College is a further-education establishment with over 3,000 students.

It offers a range of practical and academic courses in a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional subjects, and it is a partner institution of the University of Plymouth.

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