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Testing and Measuring | Articles

Electronic sensors augment error-proofing, quality control programs

December 2, 2013 | By Dave Bird

Manufacturing is changing—the old hands are retiring, and many left the industry suddenly in the wake of the 2009 downturn. The workforce is smaller and less experienced than before, yet the demands for quality and consistency have never been higher. Electronic sensing and measuring systems can help with inspection and error-proofing in this demanding situation.

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Sensor driven errorproofing

Stamping | Articles

Where sensors make sense

April 15, 2008 | By Dave Bird

Sensor-driven errorproofing can help metal stamping shops prevent the production of bad parts. In addition, it can save tens of thousands of dollars in lost production due to crashed dies and downtime. How? Sensors detect the presence of metal—as material being fed into the press, being positioned, or ejected from the press as a stamped part or slug.

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Electronic sensing device

Testing and Measuring | Articles

Error-free tube fabrication

March 13, 2007 | By Dave Bird

Manufacturing processes are prone to variances, resulting in manufactured products that do not conform to specifications. Dozens of types of electronic sensors and measurement systems are available that fabricators can use to verify that their products are not defective. Understanding what types of sensors are available and how they work are the first two steps in implementing electronic sensing devices for quality control.

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