The quality team at DKW Engineering
is using Bowers Group
pistol grip bore gauges to ensure the quality of its machined components. In addition to its more regular work, the sub-contractor receives a constant influx of new jobs which results in new inspection challenges daily.
Using traditional plug gauges for measurement isn’t always appropriate as there are only limited sizes available. Instead of buying new plug gauges to suit the demands of each job, DKW Engineering decided to invest in a more flexible and cost-effective measurement solution in the form of bore gauges from Bowers Group.
Used several times a day, the bore gauges are now an integral part of the inspection process. They are also used by operatives on the shopfloor to measure parts with particularly tight tolerances during the production process.
Vitalij Cernomorec, quality inspector at DKW Engineering, said: “We find the Bowers bore gauges much better than standard plug gauges as they are far more versatile, flexible and perfect for sub-contractors like ourselves.
Moreover, the types and size of components vary, so it helps that we are able to use the bore gauge to check a range of measurements, including series of step bores, all in one go. They are quick and easy to use on the shopfloor for in process checks and we always trust the bore gauges — the accuracy is excellent.”
Based in Portsmouth, DKW Engineering manufactures and supplies quality, high-value, and complex machined components for critical industries including automotive, medical, gas and oil, and more.
Established in 1969 it has been providing sub-contract manufacturing services on a global scale, producing both simple and complex milled/turned parts from a wide range of materials in various batch sizes.
The business prides itself on its team of highly skilled engineers who use the latest CNC machines to ensure all manufactured components are produced efficiently and to specification. By continually investing in the latest manufacturing technologies and ongoing training of engineers, DKW Engineering boasts exceptional quality control and professional management, throughout the entire procurement process.
The bore gauges provide an accurate, repeatable, and cost-effective measurement solution and can be used for a variety of sizes of component depending on what is required on a particular day, instantly meeting the needs of individual customers.
The digital pistol grip bore gauges also offer an ergonomic design with a large, clear LCD display, along with IP67 electronics protection and proximity output with built-in Bluetooth, allowing bi-directional communication for flexible data acquisition and storage.