Production Machining

JUN 2018

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:: This filter analysis shows magnified particles using Jomesa's HFD cleanliness analysis system. analyzing microscopes by Jomesa North America Inc. ese microscopes are designed and produced solely for microscopic filter analysis. Jomesa has since introduced optical systems to Ford's contamination labs using hardware and software to detect metallic particles using a patented automatic polarization method. A Strong Partnership Since 2010, Ford and Jomesa have been working together to develop standards for Ford to first follow internally, according to Peter Feamster, product management director, Jomesa North America. Ford Engineers developed standards and debris particle size limits based on Ford's own cleanli- ness manufacturing processes. en, over the past two to three years, Ford started cascading these standards on its suppliers to follow as well. e Ford specs are not Jomesa specific, but they refer- ence Jomesa models as examples of ISO/Ford engineering specification compliant systems, Ford says. Not all particles are easy to detect and measure, however. "e biggest challenge of optical systems is when you have a white or translucent particle, say aluminum oxide or glass. ey can't be detected by an optical microscope," Mr. Pekarsky says. "Ford and a few Ford suppliers introduced the use of automated SEM in addition to automated optical microscopy (AOM) for contamination inspection of the most critical components." According to Mr. Feamster, Jomesa has developed a Ford-specific database for suppliers to report the cleanli- ness data in a standard way that engineers can analyze efficiently. "is system was designed to be common among all Ford suppliers, so they are all looking at the same information across the board." Microscopes Designed with Cleanliness in Mind Ford houses two Jomesa AOMs per transmission contami- nation lab, Mr. Feamster says. ere are four labs located in North America, plus one in China and one in Mexico. Unlike other inspection equipment suppliers, Jomesa only designs its systems for technical cleanliness analysis. Jomesa is dedicated to this specific industry niche and focuses all its efforts on constant improvement. e microscope software by Jomesa that is respon- sible for the measurement and recording, called PicEd, is continuously being updated and improved. It also has free upgrades, and anyone around the globe can download the latest version without service contracts. e Ford plants in China and Mexico have the same access to the same software in North America. • Highest Quality • Precision ground for consistent tolerances • Standard sizes in stock, or we can quote to your specifications • Stocked in 76PM, T15PM, M2, M42, plus 4140 for carbide tipping M42, plus 4140 for carbide tipping Call us for quantity discounts! DOVETAIL BLANKS 109 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT 06705 PHONE (203) 753-2114 FAX (203) 756-5489 www.sommatool.com sales@sommatool.com Call Today for Our Free Tooling Catalog PREMIER TOOLING FOR THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 38 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: JUNE 2018 SPECIAL COVERAGE

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