Systems for automatic testing of industrial parts
Since 1968, Mectron Engineering Company, Inc. has designed and manufactured systems for automatic testing of industrial parts. The MECTRON name has been built on technology, customer service, and inspection systems that provide capabilities for supplying zero defect products.
Mectron Inspection Systems have become an integral part of providing manufactures the means by which they can consistently supply and satisfy their customers with 100% inspected and certified parts.
Mectron can supply inspection equipment to look at either the male or female fastener by using one or multiple tools designed to inspect the most critical details of any fastener. The “Qualifier” (Mectron’s newest machine) uses a combination of lasers for high speed gauging and inspection for an unlimited variety of parts in a wide range of materials.
Utilizing MECTRON’s patented laser array, the Qualifier provides 360-degree inspection of each piece, displays it’s dimensions on the computer touch screen, and automatically inspects the part features and measurements.
The “Qualifier” also automatically discards any part that does not meet customer’s specifications such as deformed, bent, damaged, thread defects (spiral, drunken, roll-ups, etc.), feature deviations, and foreign material. Parts that pose special challenges due to part orientation from piece to piece such as Sems products, patched products, and flanged hex shapes can be inspected and gauged utilizing the “Qualifier’s“ extensive software capabilities.
On Top of Laser technology Mectron Engineering uses Eddy current or Magnetic Imagery an advanced eddy current technique which provides the most complete on-the-fly metallurgical inspection available on the market today. The instrument develops a magnetic image of each part as it passes through the Qualifier to create the parts signature. This full signature provides the opportunity to detect the most critical metallurgical defects such as cracks, material mixes, conductive plating and hardness by a visual deviation in the magnetic display. Acceptable limits can be quickly defined using the touch screen programming capabilities.
Along with lasers and eddy current Mectron has the capability to add vision as well as mechanical gauging to complete the most advanced inspection machine in the market today with inspection speed rates up to 650 PPM with our new FM 1000 Machine.