Original Date: 05/12/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Metrology Services
Cincinnati Milacron×s Metrology Services began as the Electrical Research and Development Group around 1960. Work done on electronic measuring equipment focused mainly on maintenance rather than calibration. In 1970, the Dimensional Group and the Electrical Research and Development Group merged together as the Metrology Services Department, which repaired and calibrated all measurement and test equipment.
Cincinnati Milacron’s Machine Tool Group (MTG) has an extensive and sophisticated Metrology Services Department that provides calibration services for more than 30,000 different pieces of measuring and test equipment. The department maintains a stable, environmentally-controlled laboratory with traceability to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In 1993, Metrology Services installed MET/TRACK®, a new software program produced by the Fluke Corporation, to replace its dBASE III program. MET/TRACK® offers more opportunities for updating the database, maintains historical files on each gauge, customizes reports, performs networking, and provides a more user-friendly operation. Throughout 1994 and 1995, Cincinnati Milacron continued to improve and customize MET/TRACK®. During the same timeframe, the MTG switched to a Pratt & Whitney Laser Measurement System for calibrating gauge blocks and achieved as much as 50% time savings in gauge block certification.
In less than one year, the MTG’s total gauge delinquency decreased from 12% to less than 1% (Figure 2-7). This accomplishment represented the closest that Metrology Services had ever been to meeting its goal of 100% of gauges in the gauge recall system and 0% delinquency. As a world-class facility, Metrology Services uses state-of-the-art equipment; conforms to ISO-9000 requirements and other standards; and strives for customer satisfaction by providing high quality, prompt gauge service at the lowest possible cost.
Figure 2-7. Measuring & Test Equipment Calibration Analysis
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