Fowler assists many industries and businesses. Our products are used in countless applications, from the simplest hand measurements to incredibly accurate instruments taking the most critical measurements. Fowler meets challenges in a variety of ways. From introducing technologies that are perfect, off-the-shelf productivity boosters, to complex custom applications that tackle the most difficult measuring challenges. You’ll find examples of both here.
Improving Machine Tool Performance Using Precision Levels
Did you know that up to 75% of initial errors of a new machine tool can usually be traced to manufacturing, assembly and installation? Machining errors can come from various sources including heat, machine wear, static deflection of machine components, misalignments due to assembly and a soft machine foundation. (click on the photo for the rest of the story)
BOWERS PISTOL GRIP BORE GAGE
UNIVERSAL GAGE SOLVES LARGE PART MEASURING PROBLEM
Special Tools Solve Tricky Problems for Missouri Manufacturer
WYLER ZEROTRONIC SENSORS DELIVER WAFERS FASTER
An outside vendor manufactures wafer substrates by a unique hot-pressing process and then supplies them to Seagate, which builds up its recording head structures on them. Seagate's own ceramic-grinding operation on the finished wafer is extremely sensitive. The 4.5-inch square wafers each worth thousands of dollars are ground down to 1,250 microns. (click on the photo for the rest of the story)
ZEISS IMPROVES INSPECTION TIME USING FOWLER/WYLER 2D LEVEL SENSORS
Minneapolis, MN, - A new way to check out rotational deviations on the sophisticated coordinate measuring machines produced by Carl Zeiss, Inc.'s IMT Division reduces inspection time by two hours per machine.
According to Brad Hanneman, Calibration Group Leader at the IMT manufacturing plant, "I know of no other rapid way to correct rotational devices. This is an operation that used to require lengthy measurements using mechanical indicators on a master reference plus long and drawn-out calculations to correct these deviations." (click on the photo for the rest of the story)
TRIMOS HORIZONTAL: MEETING ROTATING PART SPECS FOCUSES MACHINE SHOP ON QUALITY.
It's axiomatic in the metalworking industry that for quality production, a measuring gage has to be ten times more accurate than the part it measures. "We call it a gage R&R of ten percent," says Willie Michaely, quality assurance manager of NCI, Inc. (Asheville, North Carolina) of Dowty Aerospace and a member of the British TI Group... (click on the photo for the rest of the story)
First-Ever Portable DCC CMM Makes 3D Measurements as Easy as 1-2-3
Inventor of the Articulated Arm Homer Eaton Introduces a Revolutionary Portable Automatic CMM
The zCAT Takes Portability to Another Level
The Only Portable DCC CMM on the Market Saves Money at Every Turn
zCAT Brings Accuracy and Repeatability to Portable Measurement
zCAT Introduction Caps Off More Than Four Decades of Development