Heavy Machinery

The manufacture and repair of heavy equipment and machinery, such as large military vehicles, earthmovers and other construction machinery, is ideally suited to the use of portable CMMs which eliminates the need to transport them to a measuring location.

Instead, operators can take portable metrology equipment, such as the FARO®Laser Tracker, FaroArm, and ScanArm on-site and use them in varying temperatures and conditions to perform tool building, part inspection and alignment, 3D modeling and reverse engineering tasks. By applying 3D measurement solutions, accuracy and product quality significantly improve.

FARO Laser Tracker Vantage Integrates Manufacturing and Quality Assurance

Heavy Machinery: Komatsu’s Ibaraki Plant
In evaluating the company’s performance, Komatsu identified several improvements that would allow it to be more competitive. One of the main challenges the Quality Assurance (QA) department at Ibaraki faced was in the inspection of large parts.

R&D Quality Impacts Product Quality

Heavy Machinery: YANMAR Co., LTD.
The nature of projects at the Central Research Institute called for 3D measurement devices as part of its technical support service. Given the lack of a temperature-controlled facility for fixed-type 3D measurement systems and needed to measure on the shop floor, Yanmar decided to opt for a portable measurement device instead.

Komatsu’s “Mother Factory” Mission – The Pursuit of Quality with FARO 3D Measurement Instruments

Heavy Machinery: Komatsu
In the city of Hirakata, Osaka sits a large factory compound that is owned and operated by Komatsu. This is the manufacturing base of Komatsu Ltd. — Japan’s largest, and the world’s second largest integrated manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. It is in this particular plant in Osaka that Komatsu produces its large bulldozers, medium- and large-sized hydraulic excavators, and resource recycling machinery.

Inspection Time of Large Parts Reduced for Marine/Offshore Manufacturer

Petroleum: Oil States Skagit SMATCO
The FARO Laser Tracker allows Oil States to mobilize inspection of large components. They can take this portable CMM wherever it is needed to measure items within its 230 foot diameter range. It is operated almost daily for receiving, in-process, and final inspection.

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