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Garrandale has manufactured a number of high-accuracy fabrications for use by Nikon Metrology in its co-ordinate measurement machines (CMMs). Working closely with Nikon, Garrandale has supplied a number of bespoke fabrications for use in the manufacture of both the bridge and gantry of the CMMs.

Nikon’s CMMs are designed to perform dimensional, positional and surface measurement in a single system.

The machines for which the fabrications were supplied by Garrandale are used in the manufacture and assembly process to test a part or assembly against the original design. By precisely recording the X, Y and Z co-ordinates of the object, readings can be taken in a mathematical form to measure the physical geometrical characteristics and ensure that each object displays identical characteristics.

The CMMs are used for everything from small- to large-scale metrology applications and are designed to meet the needs of a variety of manufacturers to boost productivity and provide a clear and efficient understanding of product conformance.

Key benefits of product application

  • Garrandale’s ability to provide high-accuracy fabrications for use within the CMMs was a key requirement for this project. The company supplied a number of bespoke fabrications for use in the manufacture of both the bridge and gantry of the CMMs.
  • Garrandale completed the project at its own facility, where each component was custom built to meet the specific requirements of Nikon Metrology.

Garrandale combines innovation and the latest technology with traditional engineering skills to provide engineering solutions to the rail industry and a host of other diverse areas, from rail industry operators to the European Space Agency (ESA) and every sector in between.

We can do this because we have the flexibility to adapt to the needs of our customers; to draw upon our extensive experience to design and deliver intelligent solutions to their engineering needs. From simple fabrications to high specification, safety critical components for the transportation, petrochemical, oil and gas industries, Garrandale delivers solutions on time and within budget.

For the rail industry Garrandale manufactures Train Washes, CET Systems/CET Tanks, Fuelling and Lube Systems, and monitoring/Reporting equipment – this is in addition to vehicle modifications/repairs and maintenance. The rail industry comes with its own unique challenges, but at Garrandale we believe that for every challenge there is a solution, and it is through our commitment to innovation that we are able to provide solutions which enable the industry to meet and exceed targets.

This has spilled over into specialist engineering where we are supplying solutions in many different markets – the breadth of engineering challenges means that the scope for innovation is great. Today we supply to the broadest range of customers imaginable and recent projects include special purpose machinery for manufacturing Super Conducting Magnets for use in body scanners, leak test machines for exhausts in the automotive industry, winches fitted to tractors for feeding cables between pylons and high accuracy fabrications for use in Coordinate measurement machines.

Garrandale's success lies in its innovation and everything the company does is about continuous improvement in order to reduce costs and improve efficiencies, avoiding the 'one size fits all' approach. In fact, at Garrandale, we treat each customer as an individual and find a bespoke solution to solve the problem.

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