GB Precision edges ahead

11 Apr 2017
One of the key benefits of the Starrett HD400 is its simultaneous accuracy and simplicity of operation

One of the key benefits of the Starrett HD400 is its simultaneous accuracy and simplicity of operation

Birmingham-based precision engineering firm, GB Precision, is committed to investing in state-of-the-art equipment, as proven by its latest acquisition of a high-tech Shadowgraph measuring technology.

The Starrett HD400 profile projector with internal edge-detection is proving to be an essential production tool giving the company an even greater edge when it comes to hard to measure jobs.

Paul Turner, director, GB Precision, said: “The HD400 provides us with far more than simple dimension and form checking, it is an essential production tool on our shop floor.”

Mr Turner said that one of the key benefits of the Starrett HD400 is its simultaneous accuracy and simplicity of operation, making it particularly useful when production staff need to carry out in-process checks on components.

It helps to reduce the time taken for measuring and eliminates the possibility of operator subjectivity and manual errors.

Another major advantage of the HD400 is its ability to capture and store images, with added text if required, of the component measurement data, as well data point sets.  These can then be filed with digital copies of drawings and other information, to build a complete digital record of the job.

“The great thing about this technology is that it is easy to learn and easy to use and it does exactly what is required, in the most effective way,” Mr Turner said.

“Our customers are seeking ever more extreme geometry and stringent tolerances, and they are looking for perfect parts, every time.  So not only does our machining technology have to be second-to-none, but our inspection system also needs to be first class, with the ability to check critical dimensions rapidly and reliably, whether it's a batch of 2 or 200-off.”

GB Precision provides complex components and sub-assemblies to customers in demanding industry sectors such as aerospace, packaging and medical.

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