Wireless Micrometers and Calipers

A common complaint voiced by many machine operators is the time spent doing data entry for quality checks. Fastco has addressed this by implementing a new system for wireless caliper and micrometer entry. The equipment is supplied by Microridge, an Oregon company.

By adding a receiver to a conventional tablet and equipping a micrometer and caliper with a sending unit, an operator can take measurements for a part and simply press the “send” button on the micrometer or caliper transmitter. The information automatically populates the inspection sheet in the Plex ERP system.
This new system will allow Fastco to complete more inspections and with more accuracy, giving us much more data for statistical evaluation and control of our processes. For information on this system, visit www.microridge.com.