In some manufacturing industries, precision machines are the backbone of the company. An example of this is when you run a firm that manufactures computer chips, in which case you may have very little tolerance for error in the manufacturing process. In such settings, it is very important that you do everything you can do maintain the precision of the manufacturing process.
This not only reduces the number of errors in manufacturing (which will ultimately cost you money), but it will also ensure that the products that are manufactured are more reliable. In a world where competition in all fields is becoming stiffer, this is worth paying attention to. Fortunately, there are a few strategies you can adopt to maintain your edge in the industry including:
Maintaining the quality of the fasteners you use in the plant
You will need to use all kinds of fasteners to make sure that all the machines are working as expected. You should always remember that the quality of the fasteners you use will always determine the reliability of the manufacturing process. To ensure that they do not become the weak point of the whole system, you should ensure that they conform to the following:
- They should be able to withstand the type of environment in which they are used. In a robotic arm, for instance, the fasteners are usually subjected to lots of tension and compression. Nitronic 60 hex head cap screws would be ideal in such circumstance since they are built to withstand such forces.
- Make sure that they are checked on a regular basis. Of course, if you use high quality fasteners, they will last long and you will not find any errors with them. However, it’s still prudent to check them to make sure that issues such as loosening are not apparent.
In case any replacement is needed, buying your Nitronic 60 carriage bolts from a reputable vendor is recommended. This is the only way to be sure that you will be getting the real deal.
When should you recalibrate?
When working with precision equipment, calibration is extremely important. When the machines are used on a regular basis, factors such as wear and tear have the potential to make them less accurate. How frequently they should be recalibrated depends on how heavily the machines are used as well as how much accuracy is needed from them. Ultimately, consulting the manufacturer will give you an idea of how frequently this needs to be done.
The quality of the staff handling the machines
If a staff member has to operate some of the precision machinery, it would be important to ensure that they are skilled enough to do this. This goes a long way in reducing the incidence of damage to the devices.
In summary, there is a lot you can do to maintain the accuracy of any precision machines you use in an industrial setting. Doing so is well worth it, since it contributes to lower operating costs and a higher quality of the products you manufacture.
Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.