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Alrose invests in precision instruments from Bowers Group

Posted on 02 May 2024. Edited by: John Hunter. Read 702 times.
Alrose invests in precision instruments from Bowers GroupDue to the significant growth of its popular sub-contract CNC turning and machining service, Alrose Products Ltd has invested in a selection of precision measurement instruments supplied by Bowers Group to improve turnround times and deliver high quality machined components.

Improving its operations with both a Baty Venture vision system and a Trimos V7 height gauge, the company now maintains the highest levels of accuracy by measuring to very tight tolerances with consistent precision, avoiding even the slightest deviations in accuracy.

Alrose Products’ managing director Jon Aconley said: “Accuracy is critically important to our customers. They quite rightly want the assurance that our products are accurate and will work perfectly because they are manufactured to consistent, high standards. Ultimately, our motion control solutions help our customers to demonstrate a high level of quality in their finished products. The measurement process helps us demonstrate our capability as a business to deliver exactly what is needed with precision, control, and consistency.

The new vision system and height gauge from Bowers Group enable us to expedite faster processes; we know immediately that components are right. They give us high levels of confidence as we know we can trust the accuracy of the equipment.”

Specialising in gas springs, Alrose Products counts OEMs, distributors, and end-users worldwide among its customer base. Its gas springs are widely used in various sectors including marine, aerospace, transportation, pharmaceutical, and industrial, providing reliable motion control solutions. Many businesses procure gas springs to guarantee a reliable method for opening hatches, machinery, and facility access doors, among other applications. The company also offers sub-contract CNC machining and inspection services equipped with ‘state of the art’ equipment. Due to a programme of growth in machining sub-contract parts, investing in the latest precision measuring technology was deemed an absolute necessity.

Mr Aconley explained: “Buying any equipment is a consideration as there are so many factors involved, not least the investment of capital. However, knowing Bowers Group’s reputation and understanding what is on offer made it far easier. The equipment was agreed and ordered, delivered on time and to specification, and the backup service has been faultless.”

Enhanced accuracy

Bowers’ instruments adhere to strict tolerance standards, ensuring consistent and reliable measurements across all operations. This consistency eliminates the potential for operator-induced variations, providing the business with enhanced accuracy and confidence in their measurement data.

The Baty Venture Vision System is an advanced optical measurement system designed to provide precise and accurate inspection of components in various industries. Equipped with powerful optics and intuitive software, the Venture system offers comprehensive measurement capabilities, including dimensional analysis, surface inspection, and defect detection.

Key features include high-resolution cameras, precision motorised stages, and intuitive software interface. These features allow for rapid and accurate measurement of complex parts with minimal user intervention. The system’s robust construction and ergonomic design ensure reliability and ease of use in demanding manufacturing environments.

The Trimos V7 height gauge seamlessly merges innovative technology with traditional practice. Featuring a touch-display and lateral insert holders, it serves as a versatile tool for workshop environments. Complex functions like 2-D, programming, and statistics are simplified, providing ease of use and significantly boosting productivity.