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Precision Redefined: The Impact Of KERN μ-View On Tooling Inspection

Precision Redefined: The Impact Of KERN μ-View On Tooling Inspection

Worn or damaged precision tools are the bane of every precision manufacturer’s life. Not only can they lead to increased imperfections in the production process, but if they break unexpectedly, they can halt it altogether, costing both time and money.

But the KERN μ-View has transformed the landscape of the precision engineering world, bringing with it unparalleled levels of accuracy and the ability to spot wear and tear before it becomes an issue.

In this article, we’ll delve into why the KERN μ-View is the ultimate weapon in precision tooling inspection and an essential bit of equipment for every precision engineering company.

 

 

High Magnification

 

KERN tools are synonymous with first-class quality and the KERN μ-View is no exception. It provides magnification of up to 350-fold (extendable to 450-fold), allowing for the detection of minuscule imperfections in tools measuring less than 1mm in diameter.

In practical terms, this enables manufacturers to identify minuscule imperfections in tools well before they progress to the production phase.

 

Defect Detection

 

Defective tools cost time, money and adversely affect delivery times. The KERN μ-View is effectively an early warning system which substantially reduces the chances of sub-standard tools being used in production.

It eliminates the need for trial-and-error detection of any faults along the production because manufacturers can instantly view tools under the microscope and see the problem.

Additionally, because of its ability to magnify up to 450-fold it can pick up defects other microscopes will miss.

 

Pre-Screening For Defects

 

The KERN μ-View was originally developed to reduce costs within the company’s subcontracting machining department. It was so successful it led to cost savings of 35% in the first year, detecting uneven wear and breakages that would be invisible to the naked eye or standard microscopes.

It’s this pre-screening function which is so beneficial to precision manufacturers because it enables them to rectify tolerances and concentricity, saving on tooling replacement costs whilst avoiding breakages or sub-par performance during the manufacturing process.

 

Increases Tool Longevity

 

As well as specific monitoring of tools pre-production, the KERN μ-View can be used to monitor them as part of a wider, general maintenance programme. The beauty of this means businesses can keep on eye on them as they near their wear limits, which allows for proactive maintenance and replacement. It also avoids unexpected downtime and helps maintain consistent quality in production.

 

Save On Costs

 

By identifying potential issues early on, using KERN μ-View tools can lead to significant cost savings. KERN estimates the cost savings of using the KERN μ-View is between 30-50% and manufacturers will see a return on their investment within a year.

Additionally, the ability to closely monitor tools means they are able to be used up to their actual wear limit, maximising their production life and ensuring businesses avoid premature and unnecessary replacements.

Don't let imperfections halt your production. Unlock the potential of flawless production with KERN μ-View and experience 'Precision Redefined' by getting in contact with Rainford Precision today to find out more!

 

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