Not a day goes by that the machining areas of Production facilities and Toolrooms dont hear the complaint, I wish I would have known my vise or jig had moved before I machined out the whole part! Is there something that can be exposed to my coolants / fluids and yet be capable of detecting the smallest of movements in my parts How can I provide a visible signal to our operators that their part(s) have moved during the machining process and the list of concerns goes on and on.
These exact concerns drove Dan Reed, CEO of a large 50,000 s.f. Midwest manufacturing facility with over 45 employees to design a lighted work stop product now referred to as the Lightnin Rod. Our employees with one particular medical component part, were producing high rates of parts per hour but when up to 50% of those had to be scraped because of tolerance issues, I had to find a way to ensure that EVERY clamping was accurate without having to measure, re-clamp and re-measure for each setup. By identifying precise, exact placement of parts it allows the operators to gain efficiency while our management and engineering are enjoying reduced scrap rates and controllable processes. Through numerous internal tests and situation analysis inexperienced operators are being trained quicker and able to produce a more reliable product! Their patent was applied for and just recently granted, full production has now been in place since IMTS in October 0f 2012.
A blue LED light illuminates when any conductive part is making contact with the locating rod, thus allowing a closed circuit. ANY gap of .0002 or greater between the work piece and the stop, will in turn signal the operator visually that the part or workholding has moved!!
The product is fully sealed and operates very efficiently under high-flow and flood coolants. We have installed them on all our machines and have experienced extremely low rejects per shift! H & W is so confident in the success; they have a NO RISK, 30 day money-back guarantee. The Manufacturer provides a full one year warranty of the product against manufacturer defects.
Full service and support is in place from our distribution through H & W Machine Repair and Rebuilding Inc. a 30 year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana company.
Barry Walker, President of H&W says we are extremely excited about partnering with Dan and DJ Dist Corporation in provided a much needed solution to the manufacturing and Tool & Die markets. H & W Machine Repair, Inc. offers a variety of services that include digital read-out systems, machine repair & rebuilding, preventative maintenance programs, way grinding, on-site repairs, new and used machinery sales, parts and accessories. H&W is a distributor for Sharp, Jet, Wilton, Birmingham, Topwell CNC & Powermatic Machinery, Acu-Rite, Mitutoyo and Newall DROs, Servo Power Feeds, Bijur Lubrication Products and many more. For a free 30 day trial, please email John Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Barry Walker at -800-285-5271.
For Information: H&W Machine Repair and Rebuilding Inc.