This innovative inspection work holding puts a unique perspective on how products can assist a company to sustain Lean. The clamps especially help to reduce the time taken for the non-value-added service of inspection… in an economical way. Just like Lean – it helps a company to reduce some of the non-value added waste that affects profits.
Kevin Smith, Project Manager Massachusetts Manufacturers Extension Partnership (MassMEP)
We have a bottleneck in our QC department because our new Palletech machine produces parts faster than we can inspect – even with our automated CMMs. The action of these new clamps helps us inspect parts faster- boosting productivity of both machines. We’re able to verify the quality of more parts early in production.
Scott Ferrecchia, Vice President Lincoln Tool & Machine
We are very pleased with the reduction in set up times it offers us allowing quick changeovers between set up. The product is proving to be a great help. We now make our inspection fixtures to attach directly to the rail which allows us to automate more of our inspection programs as we are starting from known locations.
Andrew Walmsley, President Volo Aero MRO
The guys on the CMM love your gear and as we get bigger and better we will definitely be using more of it. We are still pretty small but have big plans!!
Richard van der Plas, Quality Engineering Manager Enztec, New Zealand
I’ve been using [other] products and was introduced to your company recently. Their inspection plate costs had us making them in house, but your product costs are reasonable, and your quality is equal to or better. Really a no brainer for us!
Richard Bortz, Quality Supervisor Temco Tool Co.
We do both first part and in process inspections. Our table has to be flexible enough to adapt to a variety of parts and to adjust to part changes in quick notice. Inspection Arsenal’s interlocking system enables us to accomplish this goal. Because of its repeatability we have almost eliminated manual alignments after the initial setup. Its versatility has given us much greater latitude in our setups. Thanks for an excellent product.
Don Beasley Southern Machine Works
We were looking for a quick change fixture system for our CMM’s and believe that your solution is just that! We are always focused on lean activities and as we expand our use of CMM’s on our shop floor this solution will be instrumental in our having a “self serve” inspection process.
Harvey Smith, VP Operations Kennebec Technologies
As a LEAN Six Sigma instructor and practitioner, I am delighted to recommend Phillips Precision and their Inspection Arsenal™ product line, which eliminates many non-value added setup steps through their CMM fixture plates and work holding. By “fixturing-up” and simplifying the inspection task for repeatable, and documented steps, a standard work opportunity has been created to speed inspection and increase the number of parts inspected, even with a less skilled inspector!
Manufacturers and QC departments should take notice, as this will reduce the downtime of expensive machines on the shop floor – higher machine utilization (e.g., running spindles, cutting chips) increases profits. No other company today offers this type of extremely flexible and low cost LEAN inspection solution, and it is strongly backed by some very talented Phillips Precision folks and comes with a 100% money back guarantee!
Dwighd Delgado, CQE
The quality of the products that you provide us is impeccable. CMM inspection of large part lots is now much faster and more economical.
Wayne Loomer, Quality Manager Hologic, Inc.