AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions has added two new advanced metrology tools at its Rock Creek, NC, manufacturing facility, enhancing its inspection, compliance and quality-control capabilities.
The new additions include a SPECTRO MIDEX micro X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer with an ultrafast silicon drift detector (SDD) system for rapid and reliable elemental analysis. The MIDEX is designed to perform highly sensitive, non-destructive testing. It is capable of both small spot analysis and the rapid mapping of large surfaces, such as electronic component boards.
The compact, benchtop unit from AMETEK’s SPECTRO Analytical Instruments business is ideal for RoHS compliance screening of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and quantitative analysis of “hot spots.” The MIDEX XRF analyzer features a roomy sample chamber and a motor-driven xyz-table that allows it to map sample surfaces up to double EK format (233×160 mm) as well as spot sizes as small as 1mm.
AMETEK DFS also acquired a Nikon Altera 10.7.6 Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) that incorporates the latest CMM technology and is able to perform dimensional, positional and surface measurement within a single system.
The Altera features a ceramic bridge and spindle that provides a thermally stable, ultra-stiff frame and unique air bearings that enhance the rigidity of the frame. Its friction-driven axes provide smooth, hysteresis-free operation.
“The Nikon Alteria CMM uses intuitive software that makes light work of complex inspection tasks. It offers us the ability to completely check components and finished assemblies and to create documentation histories for parts and materials,” adds Meier. “We expect it to increase productivity and to reduce inspection times and scrap, while improving product conformance and reliability.”
The unit’s proprietary CMM Manager features a full-color 3D graphic interface and a true click-and-measure capability. Its CAD-based graphic programming allows inspection programs to be developed quickly directly from CAD models.
The Rock Creek plant of AMETEK DFS manufacturers the full line of Windjammer and Nautilair variable speed brushless blowers and Rotron transportation blowers, motors, pumps and fans.
AMETEK DFS is a unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion.
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