Probe Test and Gauge Machinery

Typical of zero defects philosophy is the associated requirement of final test; the last opportunity to check for ‘all parts present’. Such machinery has to be reliable with failsafe control programs to ensure any error in the component, or assembly, does not pass the checking station. Mechanical probes, electrical continuity checks, mechanical actuation, sensor detection and (increasingly) digital camera inspection are all part of the arsenal of tests engaged by these machines. At this level, all operator’s personal judgements should be obviated by the basic machine design.

Drilling Tapping and Boring Machines

High speed drilling, tapping and counterboring of cast and fabricated components is perhaps one of the most common ‘metal-cutting’ operations in the production environment. Such machines must be designed for ruggedness, simplicity of use and trouble-free operation. Manual load and unload is the most frequent requirement, so good ‘nest’ design and poka-yoke fixturing are crucial to avoid faults due to operator fatigue. Mavitta understands these requirements and our machines combine common-sense engineering with robustness.

Multi Function Test and Diagnostics

High speed functional testing of assembled devices is a growing requirement. When tests are complex, and the throughput of assemblies is high, then demands are placed on front-line production maintenance personnel. An increase in failed devices could be due to poor component Quality Control or else to a failed machine sensor. Mavitta Ltd. provides control system interfaces with single-step and auto-routine self diagnostics, enabling rapid analysis of machine operations and the identification of faults.

Punching and Metal Forming Machinery

Higher speeds of component manufacture make metal forming and punching operations increasingly relevant; (metal cutting being sometimes too costly and too slow). Mavitta understands the special demands for punching and piercing operations, which frequently call for extremely high degrees of accuracy and alignment of tools to die. Such machines, by their very nature, produce high component volumes and operate often with the very minimum of setter intervention. Proven design technology coupled with trouble-free operation are the key issues.

Lifecycle Test Equipment

Safety-critical equipment for use in civil and military applications require proof-testing both for fatigue analyses and for the ability to withstand high static load profiles. The need exists for purpose-designed rigs, ruggedly constructed, yet providing easy access for test technicians. Conservative design, coupled with finite element analysis, ensures the safety of test technicians and provides a high level of confidence in the rig structure.

Conveyoring and Transportation

The handling of bulk materials between production processes is a common industrial requirement. Handling stations, located in busy shop-floor environments, can be subject to aggressive use, therefore the fabrication and supporting structures must be designed for strength and durability in order to ensure a long operating life.