One of the largest industries globally, the construction sector provides employment to millions of people and continues to be a key driver for many world economies today. For India, the construction industry is one of the largest contributors to its economy. With the rapid infrastructure development projects commissioned by the Government of India, the construction equipment sector is expected to generate revenues of up to USD 5 billion by 2020 . As a result, demand for construction equipment in India is expected to continue rising in the next few years.
The importance of high-quality construction tooling and materials cannot be
overlooked, as it helps avoid complications like the corrosion of embedded steel
reinforcements and poor resistance to natural elements including fire, wind, and flood. One manufacturer that truly stands by this belief is Perfect INC. With its strong focus on developing construction tooling of the highest caliber, Perfect INC. has managed to set itself apart from its competition. Mr. Amitoj Singh, Head of Marketing at Perfect INC., commented, “The foundations of a building cannot be compromised and construction components provide critical support. Our manufactured components undergo rigorous testing and inspection to ensure that each tool is of the highest quality, before they are delivered to our customers.”
Manufacturing Construction Equipment of Highest Caliber
Perfect INC. specializes in manufacturing welded articles through methods such as stamping, forging, machining, and tooling. Besides exporting its construction equipment to customers in Canada, Europe, Germany, and the USA, the manufacturer also supplies its components to multinational companies with subsidiaries in India. Perfect INC. is also the parent company to Perfect Group and Perfect Forgings, and the three corporations are located in Ludhiana, India.
Quality construction components including scaffolding, pillars, and structures are manufactured in-house.
The company prides itself on manufacturing high-quality construction equipment such as scaffolding, pillars, and structures. Since its establishment in 2005, Perfect INC. has meticulously monitored its measurement, calibration, and inspection processes. Each construction component is carefully measured by employees before production and after final-inspection stages using vernier calipers, height gauges, and fixed coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). In its production facility, Perfect INC. manufactures equipment of varying sizes - small tools of 100 mm and larger pieces of up to 3 m - with a maximum weight of 15kg. These tools are then combined to create different construction assemblies.
A decade since its inception, the team at Perfect INC. continues to rely heavily on hand tools for measurement. “Our employees are accustomed to using traditional tools and do not experience major issues,” Mr. Singh shared. “However, we wanted to improve and accelerate the calibration and inspection process of our construction components. This drive for perfection was the push factor that encouraged us to source for advanced measurement solutions.”
Implementing Portable 3D CMM
Through one of its customers, Perfect INC came to learn more about portable three-dimensional (3D) CMMs. Mr. Singh said, “Our customer shared data reports from their portable CMM, and it opened our minds to new possibilities as we were impressed with the technology’s measurement accuracy and speed of report generation.
An employee demonstrates how the FARO Edge ScanArm® HD is used in product inspections.
We started our own research to learn more about different variations of 3D measurement technologies, and began shortlisting solutions that would best serve our needs.”
The team needed measuring equipment complete with an accuracy of 0.5 mm to 1 mm, to provide support throughout its calibration, inspection, installation, and dimensional calculation stages. After comparing the technical capabilities of different portable 3D CMMs, Perfect INC. identified FARO as its preferred choice, as its solutions fit their needs for calibration.
The ScanArm features unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities.
The construction equipment manufacturer got in touch with FARO and clarified its requirements for measurements and applications. After assessing Perfect INC.’s needs, FARO introduced its nine-feet FARO Edge ScanArm HD – an advanced metrology solution that integrates the functions of the FaroArm® with a hand-held laser scanner.
The ScanArm is a seven-axis measurement solution that offers maximum data handling, highest accuracy, and optimum efficiency for users. Adding unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities to the FaroArm, the ScanArm is able to scan even the most complex shape, and is ideal for measuring the different sizes of Perfect INC.’s construction equipment.
Streamlining for Perfection
Since acquiring the ScanArm, Perfect INC. regularly utilizes the device to calibrate and inspect the construction equipment and tools that are manufactured in-house. The ScanArm is now a key component of an important monitoring system at Perfect INC., and is used weekly to detect errors before and after the production stage. With the ScanArm stationed on the shop floor, the Perfect INC. team also achieved unprecented savings in time and labor, as components do not have to be physically moved to a separate measurement room with controlled temperatures for accurate measurements to be taken.
Perfect INC. can now generate calibration data reports easily, without the hassle of filing manual reports. The ScanArm also delivers reliable, repeatable, and reproducible measurement data with every scan. Before the FARO ScanArm, Perfect INC. had trouble obtaining data with similar reliability and consistency using other metrology solutions.
As an added bonus, the ScanArm is used to calibrate Perfect INC.’s 1D machine, a four-meter long vernier caliper. Since the team continues to rely on the conventional method to inspect smaller components, the ScanArm has also indirectly provided the manufacturer with better results on that front.
The portability feature of the ScanArm allows employees to conduct measurements easily on the shop floor.
“At Perfect INC., we constantly endeavor to improve our existing processes,” Mr. Singh observed. “The ScanArm has proven to be a valuable addition and it has allowed us to streamline our operations. Previously, it was a struggle to inspect the tooling manufactured in-house, but we can now monitor the process easily with the ScanArm. We are truly enjoying the benefits that the ScanArm has brought, and without a doubt, we will expand our collection of FARO’s technologies as our business needs evolve – especially when we venture into reverse engineering applications!”
About Perfect INC.
Founded in 2005, Perfect INC. is the parent company to Perfect Group and Perfect Forgings. The three corporations are based in Ludhiana, India. The company mainly manufactures welded articles through methods such as stamping, forging, machining and tooling. Besides exporting its construction equipment to customers in Canada, Europe, Germany, and the USA, Perfect INC also supplies its components to multinational companies with subsidiaries in India.