Keyence Arrives at Manth Brownell
Several months ago the Engineers at Manth Brownell took on a new project; they were looking into a better, more efficient way to measure parts, and reduce the overall time it takes to inspect parts. With the hiring of several new employees, the pressure was on to find a system that was compact, accurate and easy to use.
Enter Keyence. Keyence is an organization that makes an Image Dimension Measurement System. Their IM-6000 series was of particular interest to Manth Brownell as it claims to measure 99 features in a matter of seconds. That means with a simple push of a button, dimensions of even the most complex parts can be easily measured, saved, organized and processed into inspection reports. Needless to say, our engineers were very excited about this new technology.
So, in early October the first of two Keyence machines arrived at Manth Brownell and since then, Erin Pitcher, LRS Quality Engineer, has been working diligently on getting it set up. She sees the Keyence machine as a huge benefit to the organization, allowing time for the Engineers to be more hands-on and proactive, rather than reactive. “We can focus on preventative measures and efficiencies and do more training with our employees, “says Pitcher. “We needed to spend more time on the floor, and now we’ll have that opportunity.”The training for the Keyence is set to be completed over the next several months and, in early 2012, the second Keyence will make its debut in the CNC area.
Image provided courtesy of Keyence Corporation.