Measuring Machines Saving Time in Inspections with Portable Coordinate Measuring Machines

Author / Editor: Josephine Lau / Dominik Stephan

Rohag Singapore a leading manufacturer of components and parts for the oil and gas industry, incorporated an inspection solution from FARO. The solution has enabled the company to achieve 40 per cent time-savings on inspection checks. Read on to know more.

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Founded in July 1997, Rohag Singapore (Rohag) is a leading manufacturer of components and parts for the oil and gas industry. The company is headquartered in Singapore, and places great emphasis on excellence in both its services and products, so as to establish a leading status in the industry. The team at Rohag works with customers to develop quality products made to specifications, delivered at competitive prices and in a timely manner.

Managing Director, Rohag, Lee Kong Peng shared, “By focusing on quality, continuous improvement, and innovation, we stay ahead of competition and keep our customers satisfied. At the end of the day, we want them to be confident of our products and services.”

It is this mantra that has guided the company through its journey of nearly two decades. As Rohag supplies components such as wellheads, seal rings, and couplings, the main process involved in production is metal machining, specifically with milling and turning with various computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools and equipment that Rohag possesses. In every project, the team typically conducts inspection on the first article, during production, as well as on each final product before it leaves the facility.

Challenges faced

In the earlier days, the production team used to rely purely on hand tools such as internal pitch diameter bore gauges, dimensional inspection gauges, and micrometers to conduct inspections and quality control checks on its products. While there were no major issues with these methods, Rohag was still intrigued when a customer recommended the Faro Arm to them back in 2007.

Solution incorporated

The Faro Arm is a portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that resembles a human arm in appearance. Equipped with several articulating joints, the Faro Arm is able to determine and record the location of a probe in 3D space, and report the results through software. In January 2008, Rohag decisively invested in its first 8-ft Faro Arm after careful deliberation, and the team has never looked back since.

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