WYLER Bluetooth inclinometers provide measurement solution for machinery removals firm24 July 2020

WYLER’s UK agent Bowers Group has provided D.Turner & Son Ltd, a specialist in the safe transportation of heavy machinery, plant and equipment, with the WYLER BlueSYSTEM, a modular family of digital inclinometers for machine alignment.

The WYLER BlueSYSTEM has enabled D. Turner & Son to carry out thorough accuracy and geometry checks during the process of dismantling, relocating and repositioning machine tools. Measurements are immediate and can be shared between members of the team using Bluetooth.

Lee Turner, director at D. Turner & Son, says: “The main benefit is that the WYLER BlueSYSTEM is much quicker and more efficient; it enables us to get immediate results. We’re chasing microns here, and always aiming for the highest levels of accuracy. The WYLER enables us to achieve this. It’s a very welcome step up in equipment for us. We recently carried out a machine installation and carried out final level checks on a Doosan DBC130L. It was easy with our WYLER Blue System.

“The Bluetooth feature is great because everyone can see the results immediately, rather than individual members of staff having to go and read each level. We only need one member of staff to take a fast, accurate measurement now, rather than two using the previous method. Obviously, this is really useful given the current situation with Covid-19; we get a perfect measurement whilst keeping to social distancing rules.”

As part of its machine removals services, D. Turner & Son must carefully dismantle, relocate and reposition large machine tools with several important components. Moving such high value machines is a delicate process, and each axis must be carefully considered to ensure minimal disruption to the machinery and its components.

Before a machine is dismantled, the company must evaluate its geometry and accuracy. A thorough analysis means that when the machine is reassembled, a similar or even better accuracy can be achieved. In the event that a business isn’t getting the best out of their machine, a thorough accuracy and geometry check allows D. Turner & Son to assess what the problem might be, or simply what can be improved on.

The BlueSYSTEM supplied to D. Turner & Son consists of two BlueLEVEL measuring instruments and a BlueMETER Sigma display unit, and is used for the measurement of straightness, flatness and squareness, as well as machine geometry and machine rotations. Staff at D. Turner & Son were previously using either spirit or dial levels to carry out the checks, and although the accuracy levels were fairly consistent and accurate, the reading were not always immediate. As a result, they decided to upgrade their levels and invest in a faster solution.

Turner adds: “Bowers has been great with the service. Our training was disrupted due to Covid-19, but they have been very prompt and helpful.”

Adam Offord

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