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Bowers Metrology has reported that its Universal gauge has been selected by Kenard Engineering to further enhance its quality control techniques.

The principal areas served by Kenard Engineering are the aerospace, oil and gas, defence, and communications industries.

Kenard Engineering’s reputation for product value and customer satisfaction is sustained by the high quality of the products it delivers to its diverse customer base.

Operating within the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and AS 9100, outgoing company quality levels are maintained by assurance and certification techniques based upon experience and customer feedback.

The company recently purchased a Universal gauge from Bowers Metrology to further improve its quality control techniques.

Gerry Palmer, quality manager at Kenard, said: ‘Recently we were faced with the need to find a shop-floor-proof, in-process gauge that would enable fast and accurate measurement of both internal and external diameters located on critical jet-engine parts being manufactured within our grinding cell.’
The modular format of Bowers’ flexible gauge enables it to be quickly configured to suit almost any measuring challenge.

Whether measuring internally or externally, the Universal’s constant pressure device ensures accuracy and consistency of reading, while the gauge’s findings are displayed on its built-in, high-resolution digital readout.

After traversing a part, the gauge’s digital readout has the ability to ‘freeze’ and display the required diameter.

Palmer added: ‘The modular nature of our Bowers gauge enables us to quickly assemble it to accommodate a large variety of measuring tasks.

‘By mastering the Universal gauge and periodically checking the gauge’s readings against slips held captive in a slip-cage, we are able to check the gauge’s readings throughout its time in use.’

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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