Having just designed a new automated, robot-tended cell for producing studs for automotive ball joints, Federal-Mogul quickly realized the need for an equally impressive gauging solution.
Federal-Mogul approached Autonetics about a turn-key inspection system after several other vendors failed to provide a working solution.
Autonetics met with Federal-Mogul engineers, collected project requirements, obtained sample parts, and delivered a completed gauge beating quoted lead times. The gauge was delivered in the Summer of 2014 and is still use today.
Taper True Position
Distance: Sphere to Top of Part
Thread Major OD
Thread Minor OD
Thread True Position
The design and build of this gauge presented many challenges. Optical micrometers were the best choice of sensor technology, but the physical size of the sensor enclosures prevented measurement at the “neck” of the part — the diameter was too small.
Autonetics’ metrology team are pioneers in factory floor metrology. Each gauge is hand-crafted to provide consistent, reliable results. Through the clever use of modern-day technology, experienced design engineers, and dedicated leadership, Autonetics delivers affordable gauging solutions for the automotive industry.
PurposeBall Joint Inspection
Gauge R&R< 10%
Cycle Time20 sec.