Adwin Spring Co is a globally recognised company renowned for its expertise in delivering precise prototypes crafted from wire and flat materials to major global companies. With a diverse client base and demanding deadlines, Adwin Spring Co places significant reliance on cutting-edge technology to bolster their experienced staff and ensure their continued success.
OGP UK played a pivotal role in enabling Adwin Spring Co to transition from traditional manual part-measurement methods to advanced CNC multi-sensor technology. This transition resulted in significant enhancements in measurement accuracy and efficiency, revolutionising their production process.
Previously, Adwin Spring Co used traditional measuring methods, but these often led to inconsistent and inaccurate readings.
Speaking to Will Hayes, Quality Manager at Adwin Spring Co, he explained:
“Before we purchased the OGP UK we used traditional measuring methods of Vernier callipers, micrometres and shadowgraphs.”
“With a lot of those methods you can get different people getting different readings that can be quite inaccurate.”
As Adwin Spring Co faced increasing demands, tighter deadlines, and the need for 3D measurement capabilities, they began searching for a more intelligent measurement solution to ensure greater accuracy in their products and obtain more detailed data.
“We needed a non-contact form of measurement as a traditional CMM would move the springs instead of making a definite assessment,” explained Will.
“We looked into different methods such as laser scanning and other non-contact companies, but found OGP UK to offer the best product.”
Adwin Spring Co recently acquired the advanced OGP UK CNC 300 machine, renowned for its cutting-edge multi-sensor metrology capabilities. This state-of-the-art equipment features user-friendly software with an exceptional auto-calibrating camera, supporting diverse measurement options such as touch probes, micro probes, and laser scanners.
Upon the initial demonstration, it became evident that the OGP UK CNC 300 machine perfectly aligned with Adwin Spring Co’s requirements.
“During the demo stage we realised that the OGP UK interface was more suited to our business as we produce a large range of parts. Set-up and programme initialisation needed to be much quicker than most other machines because of the vast array of products we’re making,” said Will.
By harnessing the precise and real-time statistics provided by the OGP UK CNC 300 machine, Adwin Spring Co has achieved enhanced control over its production processes.
“Other than a major improvement on process inspection and the time saved on writing reports and producing first-off inspections, it’s also drastically improved the quality of the product we send to our customers. It’s completely eliminated any sort of inaccuracies.”
The ability to access accurate data from a single reference point allows Adwin Spring Co to promptly identify and address any issues that may arise, leading to fast remediation.
The CNC 300 measurement machine is designed for seamless integration into shop floor operations, excelling across a wide range of applications. Its efficiency lies in its ability to swiftly collect, analyse, and provide accurate data, ensuring precise and reliable measurements, even for complex components.
“We started to see the benefits within the first month. A lot of our parts, as we’re doing process inspection, were programmed up very quickly and then the machine runs the programme in 30 seconds rather than the five minutes it took checking things on a shadowgraph,” said Will.
“Since having the machine we’ve demoed it to some of our customers and suppliers who have both been suitably impressed.”
The team at OGP UK is committed to delivering exceptional customer service that surpasses expectations. This extends from the supply and installation process to comprehensive training, ongoing support, and more.
“The machine got delivered on time and the OGP UK engineer was here within two days. The training we received from the team was fantastic,” exclaimed Will.
“The training days were very necessary for some of our staff and they greatly benefited from it.”
Why OGP UK?
OGP UK’s CNC technology provides precise and real-time statistics from a single reference point, enhancing productivity, effectiveness, and waste reduction in production processes.
This is why OGP UK is the preferred metrology system, not only for Adwin Spring Co but for manufacturers throughout the UK and Ireland.