Tees Components gets the measure of success
Posted on 30 Aug 2019 and read 1776 times
North Skelton-based Tees Components, a heavy engineering sub-contractor with one of the largest machining capacities
in the UK, has invested £50,000 in maintaining and verifying the precision of its machined parts.
The company (www.teescomponents.co.uk
) has updated its portable co-ordinate measuring arm (PCMM) with the Faro Quantum S4.0M six-axis arm (www.faro.com
), which is the largest and most accurate model available.
This can perform highly accurate CAD-to-part analysis on components, fixtures and assemblies.
One of Tees Components’ most important machines is the Schiess Horimaster, a 10 x 4 x 1.25m CNC floor borer, which was sourced from Germany and installed in 2014.
Maintaining its accuracy is crucial to the company, so it was recently decommissioned it to allow a full realignment and calibration.
It is now achieving a tolerance of 0.075mm — especially suited for very large fabrications that require precision machining.
The Horimaster has produced components for the power generation, marine, oil and gas, and defence sectors.
Managing director Sharon Lane said: “Tees Components has developed into one of the country’s most comprehensive and versatile heavy machinists, operating more than 20 CNC machines producing precision parts 24hr a day.
“We have built our reputation upon the ability to machine components of almost any weight and size to the highest degree of precision – something that is essential to our clients.”