Gloucester-based ECG Gauging
, a specialist metrology equipment supplier, has introduced the Tomelleri range of affordable, accurate portable measuring arms to the UK.Tomelleri Engineering Srl
is an Italian manufacturer with a rich heritage in the design and manufacture of advanced articulating measuring arms. With over 30 years’ experience in the field of metrology, Tomelleri is well regarded for a programme of product innovation that continuously refines both accuracy and performance of their measuring arms while adding to an already impressive range of features and capabilities.
Originally introduced to Tomelleri at a UK exhibition, Chris Gay, ECG managing director, quickly realised the potential for the Italian company’s range of arms in the UK market. He says that the Italian manufacturer’s products provide a real alternative to the many arms already available — offering high levels of accuracy and flexibility, but also representing truly unbeatable value for money.
The comprehensive Tomelleri range of articulated arms represent the pinnacle of portable measuring technology — the newly launched, light-weight Micron arm features a unique five-axis design, a measurement range up to 400 x 250 x 250mm and accuracy from 4µ + L/50, while the Explorer boasts an impressive maximum measuring range of 9m. Both sit alongside the flagship, Space and Space Plus, the latter featuring a seven-axis configuration that can be used with laser scanners for point cloud inspection or reverse engineering.
Such a wide and diverse portfolio ensures that the arms are ideal for manufacturers who produce a variety of large, heavy parts, and, in contrast to a fixed measuring solution, offer incredible flexibility and versatility, enabling customers to take measurements while components are between machining operations.
Mr Gay said: “The ability to measure a component on a machine tool or within an assembly cannot be overstated. Production/quality staff often need to take measurements at the point of manufacture and moving components back and forth is not always practical. The highly accurate and portable Tomelleri arms solve this problem, while remaining a very cost-effective option.”
Further adding to the many benefits, each measuring arm is supplied complete with Aberlink 3-D, an industry standard easy-to-use measurement package. In addition, this software is the only major measurement software available with free lifetime software upgrades and zero-maintenance contracts, eliminating associated ongoing costs.
According to Mr Gray, with a two-year warranty and on-site training, the Tomelleri arms represent a truly affordable measuring package for manufacturers and engineers who require a flexible measuring solution close to the point of production.
Although the decision to bring the fully featured measuring arms range to the UK has been spearheaded by ECG, they are supported by a number of regional area managers, including Purdue Metrology in the South East and Atkinson Tool and Gauge in the North, thus ensuring that customers demonstrations are now available anywhere in the UK.