TGW adds portable inspection capability

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Gear Works has significantly enhanced its measuring versatility and productivity with the recent acquisition of a Romer Absolute Inspection Arm, Model 7725, with integral scanner.  This instrument is the most accurate model produced by Romer with a repeatability of 0.0007” and a volumetric accuracy of 0.0010”.  The device has an impressive operating reach of over 8 feet.  Supporting software includes PC-DMIS and Solidworks, both of which are used to produce inspection documentation and as-measured drawings.

The precision, versatility and portability of this tool is state-of-the-art. The Arm serves as a portable CMM.  It can be magnetically mounted to a work piece, machine table or any independent platform.  The mobility of the device has allowed measurements to be performed in our Inspection, manufacturing, and assembly areas.    Field measurements are also possible.  Typical dimensional checks include gearbox centerlines, bearing diameters, registers, bolt circles, and other critical features.

This new ability to perform inspection work wherever the part is located has provided a major productivity benefit to our customers.  It is just another example of the Continuous Improvement Program at TGW.

Inspection of critical dimensions on a marine drive hub

Checking wear pattern on wind turbine pitch bearing

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