July 24 2019 @ 14:14 by Steven Hugill
A heavy engineering company has invested £50,000 to maintain and verify the precision of its machined parts.
Tees Components has updated a portable coordinate measuring arm with a new model it says is the largest and most accurate version of its type available.
The business added the portable 3D measurement technology uses spatial analyser software to complete surface measurements and dimensional calculations to the highest degree of precision.
In addition, the company, based in North Skelton, near Saltburn, east Cleveland, is investing in maintaining and equipping its machines with quality tooling.
One of its most important machines is the Schiess Horimaster, a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) floor borer, which was sourced from Germany and installed in 2014.
Maintaining its accuracy is crucial to the company, which recently decommissioned it to allow a full realignment and calibration to ensure a continued high degree of precision and efficiency.
Sharon Lane, managing director, said: “We have developed into one of the country’s most comprehensive and versatile heavy machinists, operating more than 20 CNC machines producing precision parts 24 hours a day.
“As a result, we have built our reputation upon the ability to machine components of almost any weight and size to the highest degree of precision – something that is essential to our clients.
“We are committed to both maintaining and improving such high standards of accuracy, which is why we are heavily involved in a rolling programme of maintenance and investment to sustain and support our growing order book.”