Sterling Heights, MI (PRWEB) January 24, 2007
Sterling Heights, Mich.-based Eagle Thread Verifier, LLC, makers of an automated thread gauge system, announced today the installation of a six-spindle Eagle Thread Verifier System at Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM). This is the third system of automated thread gauges used within the gear and axle manufacturer's facilities. Prior to the installation, plant operators use to manually spot-check one part per hour, a time-consuming and costly process.
The Eagle Thread Verifier system checks threads for pitch diameter (oversize / undersize), proper depth (minimum / maximum), missing holes, broken tap, proper depth of pipe tapped holes, and external threads. The automated system can stop production in seconds if a hole is not identified to the pre-established specification level. Checking for accurate threads saves countless man hours of sorting parts that are defective and repairing for final assembly.
The Eagle Thread Verifier is used to identify non-conforming parts earlier in the process and to reduce the number that might be produced otherwise. The ETV has saved thousands of dollars in non-conforming parts being shipped to customers throughout the automotive industry and is used as a quality control automation tool throughout many manufacturing plants in the Midwest.
The ETV spindle can be added to an existing cell or Eagle Thread Verifier engineers will design and build a manual or automatic load "turnkey" system to fit the application. Manufacturers interested in receiving product specifications for the Eagle Thread Verifier system should contact ETV at (586) 764-8218 or visit http://www.eaglethreadverifier.com.
About Eagle Thread Verifier, LLC
Eagle Thread Verifier is a patented automatic thread gauge that catches 99% of all thread problems in any manufacturing process, including removing weld spatter in projected welded nuts. ETV is designed to operate in the rigorous production environment of coolant and chips, preventing improperly tapped parts from reaching final assembly. Over 50 million thread testing cycles have been conducted by the ETV system in manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. The company's headquarters are located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.eaglethreadverifier.com or call (586) 764-8218.
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