Glastonbury Gage Quick Check:
With the increased demands in the manufacturing environment annual gage/tool inspection by a qualified outside calibration service is no longer sufficient. This is particularly true with respect to Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM’s). Performing inspection checks regularly assures you that your CMM is working within the manufacturer’s specifications. More importantly if a problem is discovered there are then fewer parts to re-examine and less bad parts produced as a result. Several checks should be performed on a CMM with the most important being confirmation of: diameter, length, squareness and volumetric accuracy.
The instrument used should be easy to use, reliable, precisely calibrated and be similar in nature to the types of parts being checked. QUIKCHEK utilizes three holes in a triangular pattern allowing the following checks to be easily made, specific features certified and manufactured traceable to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Diameter: holes calibrated and round within .000010 on the 8-inch model and .000020 on the 16-inch model. Length: centerline to centerline. Squareness: angles calculated to within one arc second accuracy. Volumetric: utilizing hypotenuse of triangle positioned anywhere on the table. QUIKCHEK is an excellent training tool allowing new personnel to become acclimated and more comfortable measuring with the CMM, the use of touch probes and general inspection processes.
The QUIKCHEK comes with certification, application procedure and lockable storage case. By comparing the calibrated values generated from your CMM frequently, the machine can be tracked statistically period to period.
Problems can be detected before they become critical. Maintenance of these inspection results can help during company quality audits by helping to eliminate equipment concerns within the inspection department.
In summary the QUIKCHEK is a highly calibrated artifact using multiple hole patterns calibrated outside of the Coordinate Measuring Machine by conventional methods traceable to N. I. S. T., is certified, and simulates actual parts
being inspected with hole locations, true positions, and bolt circle call outs.
|8 inch Model||QC8|
|16 inch Model||QC16|