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The Problem

Because certain types of defects are not represented by a significant portion of the lot, they are not detectable by sampling techniques and require 100% inspection of the entire lot to sort them out.

Using manual methods, finding these defects can be time consuming, costly, and unreliable.

In particular, defective parts that may be as far as .010″ out of tolerance are not discernible by simple visual inspection, so each part needs to be instrumentally measured.

Also, the inevitable errors due to the inspector’s fatigue caused by the extremely tedious process add to the unreliability of manual inspection methods.

Using manual methods, finding these defects can be time consuming, costly, and unreliable.

In particular, defective parts that may be as far as .010″ out of tolerance are not discernible by simple visual inspection, so each part needs to be instrumentally measured.

Also, the inevitable errors due to the inspector’s fatigue caused by the extremely tedious process add to the unreliability of manual inspection methods.

Our Solution

ShadowGage Sorters are designed to automate a significant portion of the 100% inspection process.

Simply put, these machines measure the external dimensions of each part and compares them to preset tolerances. Parts that do not meet the tolerance criteria are automatically separated from the parts that do, objectively and at high speed.

The result is an inspection system that delivers 100% conforming parts to your customer, more reliably and at a fraction of the cost of manual inspection.

In an age where in addition to low cost, near 100% conformance is demanded, ShadowGage Sorters clearly are a valuable cost saving solution for manufacturers of precision turned parts.

Simply put, these machines measure the external dimensions of each part and compares them to preset tolerances. Parts that do not meet the tolerance criteria are automatically separated from the parts that do, objectively and at high speed.

The result is an inspection system that delivers 100% conforming parts to your customer, more reliably and at a fraction of the cost of manual inspection.

In an age where in addition to low cost, near 100% conformance is demanded, ShadowGage Sorters clearly are a valuable cost saving solution for manufacturers of precision turned parts.

Estimated Cost of Inspection

The following calculations are based on an initial 6 month period, single shift operation, for a typical 100% inspection system.

Total parts inspected: 1000hrs x 7200 parts/hr = 7,200,000 parts

Cost of Sorter. . . . . . . $33,800.00

Cost of Feeder . . . . . .$15,000.00

Total Cost . . . . . . . . . .$48,800.00

Cost per part . . . . . . . $48,800.00 / 12,000,000 = 0.4 cents / part

After the initial 6 month period, the cost per part is just about non-existing.

Total parts inspected: 1000hrs x 7200 parts/hr = 7,200,000 parts

Cost of Sorter. . . . . . . $33,800.00

Cost of Feeder . . . . . .$15,000.00

Total Cost . . . . . . . . . .$48,800.00

Cost per part . . . . . . . $48,800.00 / 12,000,000 = 0.4 cents / part

After the initial 6 month period, the cost per part is just about non-existing.

Estimated Cost Savings and Amortization

The following calculations are conservatively based on a single inspector manually inspecting 100% of the parts vs. the same inspector using a ShadowGage Sorter.

Time per part, manual . . . . . . . . 2.0 seconds

Time per part, ShadowGage . . . .0.3 seconds

Time savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7 seconds = 85%

At a very conservative cost rate of $20/hr, the ShadowGage sorter saves $17/hr, equivalent to $2,833/month, with only 15% utilization of the equipment.

At full utilization, a ShadowGage sorter saves $18,886/month on a single shift basis, resulting in an amortization period of under 3 months. For 2 shift operation, a ShadowGage sorter pays for itself in just a little over 1 month!

Time per part, manual . . . . . . . . 2.0 seconds

Time per part, ShadowGage . . . .0.3 seconds

Time savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7 seconds = 85%

At a very conservative cost rate of $20/hr, the ShadowGage sorter saves $17/hr, equivalent to $2,833/month, with only 15% utilization of the equipment.

At full utilization, a ShadowGage sorter saves $18,886/month on a single shift basis, resulting in an amortization period of under 3 months. For 2 shift operation, a ShadowGage sorter pays for itself in just a little over 1 month!