GA Engineering enhance existing inspection capabilities

05 January 2021

A DUNDEE-based engineering firm has signaled its resilience following the announcement of a six-figure investment to enhance its existing inspection capabilities. 

GA Engineering Sliding Head, part of integrated manufacturing specialist Pryme Group, installed state-of-the-art inspection equipment earlier this year at a cost of £100,000.

It takes the total amount invested in new machinery at the West Pitkerro Industrial Estate facility over the past four years to close to a million pounds.

The company purchased and installed two new inspection units which have allowed the company’s quality team to increase the productivity of inspection reporting and maintains dimensional control directly on the shopfloor.

Designed for high volume inspection of precision cylindrical parts, a Vicivision M306 Techno allows for the fast, accurate inspection of components up to 300mm in length, 60mm in diameter and 10kg in weight.

In addition, the OGP SmartScope Flash CNC 200 with 3D CAD-based ZONE3 is an automatic measurement system that uses high-resolution optics and touch probe capability to ensure accurate, reliable inspection of components.

The new systems use networked QC-CALC data collection and statistical process control (SPC) software to manage, analyze, and report inspection data from both machines.