Test and measurement equipment requires precision machined components to perform accurate testing and measurements of torque, force, pressure, current, surface finish and dimensions. By providing accurate information, these components ensure enhanced technology, better quality products, and cost savings.
Applications for Measurement and Testing Equipment
The types of testing and precision lab equipment used will depend on the application and the industry. Typical applications for testing equipment include load monitoring, CTE testing, strain gauge material testing, residual test analysis, and thermal stress analysis. Some industries that currently use this equipment include oil & gas and hydraulics as well as:
- Automotive. Infotainment systems, driverless vehicles, simulation for autonomous driving, wireless communications (LTE and Wi-Fi), hydraulic systems, and collision avoidance.
- Aerospace. DAQ systems, flight simulations, mapping, hydraulics, pressure monitoring, and surveillance.
- Semiconductors. Testing and monitoring equipment for, digital, analog, traditional, RF, and protocol-based requirements
- Medical. With an increasing demand for advanced medical devices and treatments, test and measurement equipment ensure health compliance and safety of diagnostic machinery, measurement of liquids and solids for pharmaceutical manufacturing, implants, and more.
- IoT. Manufacturing quality assurance; inspection, testing, and verifying components, smart products; and predictive maintenance.
Some of the machined parts required for the test and measurement industry include pins, bolts, screws, clips, hose fittings, pressure relief components, and gage components. Some customers may also require shafts, bushings, nuts, poppets, seals, nozzle & valve components, and a wide variety of custom fittings and fasteners.