BIRNS, Inc. has recently invested in advanced equipment for the development and testing protocols for its high performance connectors and cable assemblies. The investment is to meet the needs of the ever-increasing levels of precision that are required in the applications of the company’s wide customer base. The NAVSEA PRO-020 certified global subsea design and manufacturing leader is pleased to add two new precision inspection machines to its industry-leading engineering and testing programs.
The new systems include a direct computer control (DCC) Mitutoyo coordinate measuring machine (CMM), which allows BIRNS technicians to download 3D engineering models into the machine to measure a part directly from the model. The machine uses a touch probe to take exceptionally precise measurements of any object automatically via computer. This technology provides 9 micron accuracy and 3 micron repeatability, and allows computerized geometric inspection of connector pins, shells and other key components on three separate axes (X, Y, Z). Points are generated which can then be analyzed via regression algorithms.