When this global Car Manufacturer was being told that their high accuracy CMM was now obsolete and unsupportable. They felt, that they were being held to ransom for nearly half a million pounds worth of investment. Through an introduction to Status by our partners at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Status delivered an advanced retrofitting solution that improved accuracy, guaranteed reliability, build back in ongoing support and by doing so, saved them nearly £400,000 of unwanted expenditure.
The project’s completion consisted of Hexagon’s ultra high accuracy probe head, Hexagon Jog Box and Hexagon RC1 controller with enhanced ﬁrmware. To meet the client’s IT requirements, Status switched to a ‘Siemens Industrial’ PC Workstation installed with Hexagon’s market leading software, PC-DMIS Cad++.
We then project manged the process to deliver on time, as requested and on budget.
It’s impossible be exactly sure how much the Status Retroﬁts saved our client but we’d envisage it to be upwards of £200,000 per CMM.
The client manufactures complex components that demands a incredibility precise dimensional inspection – where the production process is more akin to that of an Aerospace environment than an Automotive one.
The Co-ordinated Measuring Machines are ultra high accuracy but the OEM was no longer willing to support them. The only available option at that point, was to replace with new. This would have involved a huge investment and created wide spread disruption. Only to deliver a solution that was very much in line with what they had previously.
Part of what makes Status unique is our OEM backing whilst remaining entirely independent. This enables us to fully evaluate the various routes within the marketplace before making any customer recommendations. This approach proved itself outright, securing the business ahead of a global aftermarket CMM provider. Status secured the contract with our enhanced proposal, previous experience, project management skills and big value oﬀering.
Through partnering with Status our client has secured excellent value for money, gained additional capabilities, future proofed their CMM’s, and gained certainty through an ongoing service and maintenance contract.