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Koso Kent Introl (KKI), a supplier of valves, has extended its bore gauging capabilities with the XT Xtreme range from Bowers Metrology.

KKI supplies standard service control valves, severe service control valves, high-technology surface choke valves and high-performance rotary valves for the oil, gas, petrochemical and power industries.

Its products are manufactured using a range of materials, from carbon steel to nickel alloys and high-strength super-austenitic material.

The valves can be supplied to withstand working pressures of up to 300bar, with special high-pressure globe and angle valves available for oil applications of up to an 800bar working pressure.

KKI supplies valves for a range of problematic applications relating to cavitation, flashing, erosion, high velocity, noise or vibration or for processes that involve high pressures, high temperatures, sub-zero temperatures or solid-contaminated fluids.

Faced with the need to extend its bore gauging capabilities, Paul Skitmore, the company’s production engineer, contacted Bradford-based Bowers Metrology.

He said: ‘As all of our machine operators have responsibility for the quality of their own output, we needed to find a range of accurate digital bore gauges that would be able to stand up to in-process use on components situated within machine tools and yet have the high accuracy and repeatability required for final inspection checks.

‘We found the answer to our needs in the Bowers XT Xtreme range,’ added Skitmore.

Available to measure internal diameters of up to 300mm, XT Xtreme’s advanced electronics have an IP65 rating, rendering them resistant to coolant, water and airborne particles.

Bowers claims that XT Xtreme is a suitable digital bore gauge for use within hostile measuring environments, such as in close proximity to machine tools.

Features include a clear digital display, metric/inch conversion, an RS 232 output and hardwearing extended-travel carbide measuring anvils.

The Bowers Metrology Group specialises in delivering a full and comprehensive range of precision measuring systemss to some of the most competitive and demanding shop-floor environments. Over the years, Bowers has proven its success with rapid, sustained growth and now prides itself on being the world’s leading bore gauge manufacturer in terms of both production volume and breadth of product range. 

Already working in some of the most challenging industries such as oil and gas, defence, aerospace and automotive, the Bowers Metrology Group delivers cost-effective solutions to the most testing measurement problems, further strengthening its reputation for the superior quality, accuracy and usability of its precision measuring equipment. Striving for excellence in both the comprehensive range of products supplied and the many services offered to its customers, the Group’s aim is to build on this hard-won reputation and continue to exceed customers’ expectations.

As a member of the Bowers Metrology Group, Bowers UK supplies UK industry with an unrivalled choice of high-quality precision measuring equipment, bespoke system design and laboratory-based UKAS calibration services. Its pre-eminent position in the metrology market allows Bowers UK to provide its customers with a truly complete metrology service. What’s more, customers also benefit from the ‘one stop shop’ nature of the company's centralised sales, service, training and customer support for the complete range of Bowers, Moore & Wright, Baty International and CV Instruments products.

The all-inclusive nature of the Bowers Metrology Group can also be demonstrated by the wide range of superior hardness testers, surface finish and other material testing instruments supplied by CV Instruments.  

Bowers’ vision for the future is clear: to develop its position as a total metrology solutions provider, offering its customers a full range of products and services that are borne from its continued investment in both people and technology. 

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