During the three very successful show days of the 8th Fastener Fair Stuttgart, Dimac Srl confirmed its worldwide reputation as a reliable benchmark for fastener OEMs committed to a zero-defect target.
General Manager Massimo Agrati commented: “We are grateful to all of our customers that visited our booth bringing their partnership and friendship. This represents our best reward. During the show we exhibited the latest generation of MCV1, MCV5 and SPC-LAB.”
In a stimulating atmosphere, the international guests were able to test the machines personally, experiencing the tooling simplicity and software intuitiveness, as well as creating inspection plans and sorting cycles.
Master of control and versatility
The latest release of MCV1 impressed visitors for its versatility and flexibility, as well as its software intuitiveness and changeover easiness. The high-speed eddy current NDT cracks and heat treatment control stations accuracy have been positively received by quality managers and engineers coming from the highly demanding automotive industry.
This new machine is the result of Dimac’s close partnership with two leading players, SK Control and IBG. Dimac points out that SK Control GmbH is among the most trustworthy and dynamic German companies – committed to target the strictest quality control standards expected from the automotive supply chain, whilst IBG NDT Systems Corporation is a market leader in the manufacture of eddy current test instruments for non-destructive testing of metal components.
The threefold collaboration was sealed concretely during the Fastener Fair Stuttgart show, as IBG exhibited the Dimac MCV1 on its own stand as a symbol of the NDT technology excellence applied to the high-end inspection and sorting machinery.
Another new release, the MCV5, was also appreciated by visitors – who showed great interest in its special controls. The MCV5 is an automatic sorting machine with glass rotary table – especially conceived to sort flat and cylindrical fasteners. The special features that gained attention include the profile check for high-res scanning of the part profile; the in-thread-ok function to check the quality of the inner threads; and the double face check for the simultaneous inspection of two opposite faces of the parts.
Just like MCV1, Dimac highlights that this machine can benefit from the heat treatment control station based on the eddy current method, equipped with a coil probe positioned and set over the glass plate, which can check materials with various structures such as aluminium and stainless steel.
Statistically proven controls
Also at the show, Lean Industry production managers involved in PPAP were able to see with their own eyes and touch with their own hands the applicability of the new SPC-LAB to their assembly lines.
They had the opportunity to calculate and gauge, using their own sample parts, parameters such as head/shank diameter, length, concentricity, thread dimensions, and quality – praising its advantages in terms of cost reduction and OEE.
“This equipment is designed to support the manufacturing process with accurate data collection, putting any production shop on a virtuous cycle of better measurement, analysis, improvement and control.”
Besides SPC-LAB, among the other solutions for the Statistical Process Controls, Dimac was part of the Route to Fastener Innovation Competition and was named a 2019 Fastener Technology Innovator finalist for the SPC-ROBOT mobile unit.
SPC-ROBOT consists of a multi-station, control and data collection unit, equipped with an anthropomorphic collaborative robot, a turbo clean station and an optical measurement station with HR digital cameras.
Massimo Agrati concludes: “At Fastener Fair Stuttgart we established new contacts with new potential partners from China, Taiwan and Russia as emerging countries where the production of automotive fasteners is growing fast as is the need for top quality inspection machines.”
The next show for Dimac will be Fastener Fair USA – Detroit in May, where it will be co-exhibiting on stand 401 with its US partner and official distributor in North America, Angor-Intools.
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