​Mobile fastener inspection 15 March 2017

Introduced to the market for the first time in 2016, the SPC-LAB is a first piece inspection mobile unit suitable for in process and post process measurements and controls directly on the shop floor.

Featuring SPC controls with automatic data collection and ERP retrieving, Dimac Srl says the SPC-LAB is compact with a robust ergonomic design making it suitable for industrial environments. The mobile unit also features an ergonomic frame made with solid and secure components and an advanced machine vision system with high resolution 5 megapixel ⅔ inches cameras, collimated telecentric lenses and illuminators, mounted on a high precision engineering mechanics made by a steel grinded plate.

Due to the overall equipment efficiency the SPC-LAB offers tangible and identifiable advantages for the end user or consumer including a working range of 2mm – 30mm in diameter and 10mm – 70mm in length, making it suitable for fasteners and special parts produced by cold forming, stamping or turning. The machine is also extremely user-friendly and intuitive as no part fixture is required and has the possibility of offering 3D, 360° inspection.
The unit is easily portable as it’s on wheels and features online remote support from Dimac. The SPC-LAB also helps improve productivity offering an ultra fast feedback to the production process and data collection, storage and retrieving on the main company server. Leading time to SPC data collection can also be dramatically reduced and efficiency improvements from 30% – 50% on PPAP and SPC controls can be realised.
The upgraded SPC-LAB line also features high precision mechanics with grinded plate; special brackets to collimate the telecentric lenses and illuminators; auto-calibration optical pattern to improve accuracy with nearly zero distortion; special tempered V-glasses anti-scratch to support the part while measured; and an improved repeatability up to 5μm.



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