Versatility can be hard to come by in the world of volume manufacturing inspection equipment. Dedicated machines can be pricey or unable to adapt to new applications. Units suitable for spot checks lack adaptability for more rigorous applications. In today’s environment of newly emerging challenges, an affordable Unit flexible enough to adapt to multimodal use will save you time, money, and the headaches of dealing with quality issues.
The New Vista HTU Unit has been specially designed as a solution to these challenges. Compact and lightweight, this electric-driven system can be used three different ways:
- As a handheld Unit, the HTU is ideal for spot checks and sampling, or low volume verification of parts in a variety of sizes. Tethered to a control, the HTU offers preset depth sensing, automatic reversal out of threads, settable torque, and a green pass light, giving the operator a powerful set of features that can be quickly adapted to new parts as the need arises.
- To run high volumes of small parts (like nuts or sleeves), the HTU can be bench-mounted. This adaptation allows the operator to present parts to a fixed spindle by hand for thread verification that is both quicker and more ergonomic than holding small parts while running the HTU into or onto them. The bench-mounting option reduces operator strain while also reducing cycle time, mimicking the functionality of bench-mounted stations at a fraction of the cost.
- For large or unwieldy parts with multiple threads of different sizes, the HTU can be mounted to a counterbalanced pantograph in the HTU/SVX configuration. The HTU/SVX keeps the HTU Unit square to the thread it is checking while reducing both operator effort and error. Used in conjunction with New Vista’s Quick-Change Tool Docking equipment, changeover between thread sizes is nearly effortless. Odd-angled threads that would otherwise require repositioning the part can be verified by quickly uncoupling the HTU from the pantograph. See the HTU/SVX in action verifying threads in a Crankcase.
The New Vista HTU is suited for a wide range of applications and offers the operator speed and flexibility in an affordable package. Discover how the HTU can be used for your quality application needs by contacting us today.