Metrology partnership deal is music to the ears of UK manufacturers
Two leading metrology experts have shook hands on a formal partnership designed to help customers dramatically improve their production processes.
The deal will see all bespoke jigs and fixtures for OGP UK supplied by Verus Metrology Partners, alongside an agreement for OGP UK to supply V-FIX – Verus’s modular metrology fixture product – for non-bespoke fixturing solutions.
Since Verus’s inception back in 2008, the company’s relationship with OGP UK has been critical to its success in establishing a global customer base.
From its headquarters in Sligo, Ireland, and another advanced laboratory in Nottingham, the business designs and manufactures metrology fixtures and performs sub-contract measurement for clients in medical device manufacture, consumer goods industries, aerospace and automotive.
Verus owns and operates 5 OGP SmartScope machines from the CNC and ZIP ranges, using them to provide customers with full metrology fixture and programme packages and helping to accelerate new product introductions.
Jon Banner, UK Operations Director for Verus, said: “We’ve used OGP right from day one and the majority of our key clients also have OGPs. We’ve found that it was a no-brainer – the optics, I believe, are the best in class.
“With optical measurement, if you can see something you can measure it. We often find that the accuracy can comfortably be sub-micron and we rely on the machines to measure accurately and repeatably every day.
“We’re delighted that we’ve signed a partnership agreement with OGP UK for the supply of V-FIX. For both parties, it solidifies the relationship that we have had for a number of years.
“V-FIX was designed predominantly around the OGP capabilities, so it allows light through so that the optics are very easy to use. It also holds the parts firmly so you can actually use touch probes as well, so it’s a full multi-sensor metrology kit.
“It is yet another vote of confidence in the excellent metrology jig and fixture services we provide.”
Housing superior optical, laser and tactile sensors, OGP multi-sensor metrology machines automatically select the right tools for even the most complex measurement task in one routine, working with speed and absolute precision to eliminate the need for multiple traditional measuring systems.
Collecting detailed data and gauging the characteristics of even the most demanding components and features, and doing so faster and more reliably than anything else on the market, come as standard with the technology.
Facilitating seamless interaction between operatives and their measurement systems leads to reduced scrap, minimal rework and increased throughput, as factory down time is slashed and parts are turned out right first time, every time.
Graham Shaw, Sales Manager at Derbyshire-based OGP UK, said: “We have a passion for working with customers on innovative solutions that will help them to make the best products they possibly can, with maximum efficiency.
“We’ve found that Verus shares many of our values in this regard and that’s one of the reasons our work together has been so positive.
“We are proud that our partnership has now been formalised and we look forward to passing on the benefits to manufacturers across the length and breadth of the UK.”