Hewland invests in Bowers DigiMic

Bowers Group’s newly launched DigiMic digital micrometer has already impressed within the engineering sector, with Berkshire-based Hewland Engineering reporting improved efficiency within its quality and inspection processes.

Adrian Jarych, QHSE engineer at Hewland, says: “As a quality engineer and inspector I find the DigiMic really useful for everyday component inspection work. It’s easy to turn on, easy to calibrate, and it’s ready to use. The thimble is smooth and the accuracy is great. The parts we produce find use in motorsport and automotive transmissions and gearboxes, where precision is key. I know I’m getting trustworthy readings from the DigiMic.”

Used by Hewland Engineering to measure diameters and widths of components such as layshafts, pinion shafts, gears, hubs, clutch shafts, drive shafts and many other gearbox components, the DigiMic has already proven its reliability with pinpoint accuracy. The DigiMic boasts an accuracy of 2 μm maximum permissible error and 2 μm maximum error range. Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand, the device is a robust micrometer for shop floor use. Manufactured with an IP67 protection rating, the extra-large digital display makes reading data straightforward, with the user gaining immediate visual confirmation of the measurement.

Feedback from Hewland Engineering has indicated that the DigiMic has helped achieved an accurate thickness of gears and bearing journal diameters within its 0.01 mm tolerance. It offers the company an easy-to-use device with a large, clear digital screen, with the weight of the micrometer providing a substantial, high-quality feel. The Bluetooth connectivity to Sylvac software means that reporting has never been easier, making the creation of control plan reports more efficient by recording digital data rather than handwriting results.
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