Force Gauge is a measuring instrument used in mechanics to evaluate an applied force. Read on cause we are going to deepen the measurement of the weight force in traction and compression.

Moreover, thanks to G21 s.r.l. we will discover how this measuring instrument is used in a very particular sector, that of bone cements in orthopaedics.

What’s traction?

Traction is the stress to which a body, subject to a system of divergent forces, undergoes.

The principle of tensile breaking strength was discovered by Galileo Galilei and illustrated in the treatise “Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche intorno a due nuove scienze del 1638”.

What’s the compression?

In mechanics compression is one of the elementary mechanical stresses together with traction and bending. Compression is the stress to wich a body, subject to a system of convergent forces, undergoes.

Force Gauce for the measure weight force in traction and compression

Digital Force gauges with internal or external load, branded SAMA Tools, are widely employed to measure force in tension and compression and are able to operate over a range of 200.000 N.

These measuring instruments offer sensitivity and precision, are ideal for the most important needs and can be accompanied, on request, by the calibration report or ACCREDIA certified.

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Force Gauge for bone cements

They are widely used in main industrial fields.

Today, we’d like to talk about the force gauge use in the bone cements field.

Bone cements are successfully employed to anchor hip prostheses, knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.

The role of our customer G21 S.r.l.

G21 S.r.l is a Modenese company that produces innovative solutions in the field of biomaterials and procedures for vertebral consolidation and restoration of joint functionality.

Since 2010 it operates according to a Quality System conforming to EN ISO 13485 “Quality Management Systems – requirements for regulatory purposes applicable to Medical Devices”.

G21 has a catalogue of products (including long-term implantable and Class III medical devices) of which it has full know-how and design technology, and
productive. Research and Development are conducted internally and in collaboration with important research institutions and universities at the international level.

The company focuses on high quality raw materials, absolute control of processes and suppliers and compliance with the most stringent international quality standards.

G21 relies mainly on us for the supply and calibration of tools for the control of breaking loads. Low traction forces in play require high precision instrumentation and repeatability, such as our digital Force Gauges.

We’re talking in particular about the SADFGE-P model that is characterized by load cells of such size that they cannot be integrated into the instrument body and sized to the loads they have to bear.

This tool uses a high-performance load cell that provides better accuracy, reducing the bottom-up error.

Do as G21 S.r.l. and get off to a good start with the measuring instruments, branded SAMA Tools!

Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for information about a specific force gauce model, its calibration report or just want to know more, please contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us by email.

In this article we have the pleasure to talk about our collaboration with the company Ing. Ferrari S.p.A.: read on to find out how the company optimizes the calibration process of measuring instruments!

Who is Ing. Ferrari S.p.A.?

Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. is one of the major Italian companies in the design, construction and management of complex and technologically innovative works and systems.

  • Sizes

The company based in the province of Modena has seen steady growth over the past 5 years, up to a turnover of over 71,000,000 € and more than 230 employees.

  • History

Founded by Eng. Carlo Ferrari in 1917,  the company built at the time heating systems and electrical systems for civil use.
In the following years it moved towards an industrial and managerial target of high standing, such as the prestigious car manufacturers Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, for which Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. realizes works of great importance from a technological point of view.

Since 2013 it has been operating as a General Contractor providing the customer with a single interface, from the project to the delivery of the finished work and its subsequent maintenance.
He takes care of the building in its completeness as regard the realization of construction works and technological systems.

 

 

Plant maintenance: service

Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. is very attentive to the service of plants maintenance operating 24 hours a day, which ensures the regular efficiency of the plants with a service program that provides, plans and manages maintenance optimizing their performance.

Calibration of measuring instruments: S.A.M.A. Italia’s role

Recently Ing. Ferrari stated on Linkedin that “it carries out a systematic activity of calibration of all the measuring instruments used for the maintenance activities at customers, even thanks to the collaboration with S.A.M.A. Italia Srl – SAMA Tools.”

 

 

It is a source of pride for us to be suppliers of the Emilian company since 2018.

They turned to S.A.M.A. Italia precisely because they needed to periodically check several measuring instruments aimed at the maintenance of industrial and civil plants.

We are talking about torque wrenches, manometric groups, oxygen detectors and other instrumentation related to the F-Gas sector.

Why did Ing. Ferrari choose S.A.M.A. Italia for the calibration of measuring instruments?

It is clear that a company that provides a 24-hour maintenance service must equip its technicians with dozens and dozens of measuring instruments.

Ing, Ferrari S.p.A. wanted to improve the previous management of the periodic calibration service, which before 2018 was to send the fleet of instruments, divided by type, to multiple suppliers.
This involved a huge amount of time to the staff of the purchasing office who had to deal with every time several companies and logistics, which had to prepare several pallets with different destinations.

Moreover, it was not always easy to talk to the technicians to ask for clarification on the certificates issued.

Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. absolutely needed to find a more efficient solution!

 

 

The purchasing office has therefore started a careful search among the various alternative suppliers, up to choose S.A.M.A. Italia.

It’s time to find out how Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. has come to optimize the calibration process of measuring instruments.

Why just us?

The factors that led to this choice were to be able to count on:

    • A single supplier for almost all the equipment stock and therefore a considerable saving of time and money in being able to employ staff to perform other tasks;
    • Speed in returning the calibrated instrumentation;
    • A set-up service, necessary on many instruments that pass directly from the hands of their technicians to the calibration laboratory;
    • Excellent quality/price ratio;
    • High technical preparation and availability in providing clarification on the certificates issued;
    • Customization of the service, adapting it to their needs.

In summary, we take care of managing every measuring instrument both from the point of view of periodic calibration and of any tuning, in order to guarantee to every technician of Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. a perfectly working instrument, in line with all the standarts required by the regulations.

That of S.A.M.A. Italia and Ing. Ferrari S.p.A. is a collaboration in continuous growth that has allowed us to give an added value to our service, adapting and customizing it to such a prestigious company of our beloved country.

Every satisfied customer is a source of great pride for us, but it is precisely when you are chosen by large companies with high standards, including Ing. Ferrari Sp.A., that we understand that we are on the right track.

Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for information about an efficent calibration report or just want to know more, please contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us by email.