We are synonymous with the supply and service of high precision Co-ordinated Measuring Machines (CMMs). Located on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border, we have almost 30 years trading experience and we have recruited an enviable customer portfolio. To assist with the growth of the business we are now looking to expand our busy and dynamic Service Department capabilities.
The Role – Product Specialist
Home and office based.
Fault-finding, diagnosis and repair.
Verification and calibration of CMMs (to UKAS & ISO 10360 Standards).
Service of CMMs.
Decommission, move and re-commission of CMMs.
Retrofitting and re-build of CMMs.
Upgrade and installation of CMM software and hardware.
Accurate and concise administrative paperwork.
Core working hours – Monday – Friday (8am to 4.30pm) – however flexibility is required.
It’s estimated that upwards of 150,000 CMM’s are in active service across the globe and many of these will be 10 years old or more. While the structure of the CMM has changed very little in the last 50 years, the software and technology have both come a long way and continue to evolve at a rapid pace. When a machine’s software and technology such as become outdated, performance suffers and deadlines are missed – resulting in unhappy clients, quality standards not being met and decreased profitability.
The most effective way to resolve this and have your machine working at optimal performance again is CMM retrofitting.
Did you know that portable measuring machines allow you to measure directly within the manufacturing environment?
An increasingly popular coordinate measurement technology allowing users to both boost productivity and cut costs, portable measuring arms or PCMM’s have become a mainstay for manufacturing companies across a diverse range of sectors, including aerospace and automotive.
It’s no surprise that the aerospace manufacturing industry has been hit extremely hard due to COVID-19. What’s most important however is how the industry recovers from this. One of the key ways to do so is through metrology and maintaining profitability with reduced production rates.
Off the back of this, our strategic partners over at Hexagon are going to be hosting a completely FREE, 45-minute webinar session where their metrology experts will delve into the impact of COVID-19 on the aerospace industry and the best strategies for manufacturing companies to achieve ‘more with less’.
PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) is Germany’s National Metrology Institute. Much like an international version of NPL, PTB conducts numerical accuracy of algorithms for computing. The institute stands for progress and reliability in metrology for the benefit of society, trade and industry, and science.
Many of our customers are unaware that the world’s leading CMM software solution, PC-DMIS, is certified by the PTB. This means that the software’s ability to accurately measure straight lines, planes, circles, cylinders, spheres and cones have all been tested and calculated using the Gaussian theory – method of least squares.
Styli Ball Cleaning: Ensuring Consistency With Your CMM Inspection Results
Achieving consistent measurement and inspection results time and again is a must for many of our clients who invest in a CMM machine. Several factors can affect inspection accuracy and one of the easiest ones to rectify is the styli ball.
Often, simply due to regular use, the styli ball on a CMM will suffer from build up of dirt, contaminants and debris (examples in the images below).
If this is not cleaned away regularly and thoroughly then inspection accuracy will drop, resulting in inconsistent measurement results and potentially failing to meet quality standards. As well as this, adhesive and abrasive wear can affect a styli’s performance, these will both result in permanent changes to the ball’s composition and can’t be rectified. In this instance, a replacement styli is required.
PC-DMIS is the world’s leading CMM inspection software solution, enabling businesses to increase productivity with their measurements and inspections. With that being said, many PC-DMIS users across the world don’t benefit from the full potential of the software and simply aren’t aware of some of the incredible features on offer. For that reason, our PC-DMIS experts have put together this infographic detailing 10 of the software’s best features you need to start using.
PC-DMIS is the ultimate CMM inspection software solution, perfect for companies needing to save time, reduce costs, increase productivity and have greater control over their measurements. At Status, we bring PC-DMIS to our customers through our retrofitting services and CMM sales.
Earlier this month, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, our exclusive Technical Services partner, launched PC-DMIS 2020 R1 – the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. Of course, a new release brings with it new benefits, capabilities and more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features…
Helping PC-DMIS Users Work ‘Smartly’ From Home and at no Extra Cost!
We’re excited to announce, that our partner’s at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, are providing free access to the latest version of PC-DMIS offline. To claim your entirely free of charge 90 day licence simply complete the form within this link.
This offer includes free licensing, remote access options and online training to help manufacturing professionals, remain productive while working from home.
Currently available to download until 30 June 2020.