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First Article Inspection in Restricted Space for Consumer Products Applications

What the Industry Needs

The inspection of first-out parts is essential to any manufacturing process. These parts, considered as prototypes, are typically produced in small quantities and measured against a blueprint or compared with a CAD file to verify whether the parts were accurately produced and, when applicable, identify causes of defects.

Advantages of the HandyPROBE Solution

Portability combined with dynamic reference system allows the system to be easily operated anywhere. Additionaly, there are no fragile mechanical parts in the system giving it an edge in durability and reliability. This makes it best suited for constrainted environment (concrete plants, foundries, etc.).

Significant time savings with the HandyPROBE solution:

  • On-site inspection without having to move the part to any metrology facilities
  • Dynamic alignment increases reliability and allows for simplified or automated procedures
  • No more lengthy programming procedures typical of traditional inspection tools

The magnetic support for reflector is particularly suitable for sheet metal parts and allows them to maintain alignment without having to clamp it on costly and cumbersome equipment. The HandyPROBE measurement machine can be used on all kinds of parts and materials such as steel, cast iron, concrete, plastic, etc.

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