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In 2022, many of our customers achieved great success.  In this article, we want to share a selction of their success stories.  So read on and see how they are all linked by a common thread:  focus on quality control!

Quality control in Oil & Gas

Quality control in Oil & Gas is a very important process that ensures safety and efficiency in oil and gas production and transport.  Our first success story comes from Inox Tech Spa, a company that produces welded pipes (SAWL) using welding technologies that guarantee high quality and resistance to corrosion.

They produce pipes in various sizes and thicknesses to meet each customer’s needs.

Quality control in Oil & Gas includes the use of advanced technologies to ensure the quality of materials and equipment used in the oil and gas industry. This may include visual and dimensional inspections, as well as inpections related to performance, strength  and non-destructive testing.

SAMA Tools supplies Inox Tech with high quality control and measuring tools, such as carbon fiber digital calipers, portable surface roughness testers, precision ultrasonic thickness gauges, through coating ultrasonic thickness gauges (software included) and LED industrial viewers.

In regards to this,  there’s an article that you may like. Check out Quality Control in Oil & Gas with Inox Tech Spa.

Pipe manufacturing Inox Tech Spa

Quality control in the resale of paints

Let’s move on to another success story, our Romanian customer Benjamin Paints.  They have chosen our SAMA Tools name-brand color assessment cabinet to verify the paint colors they sell, especially during their collaboration with the US manufacturer, Benjamin Moore.

Color assessment cabinets are often used in the paint industry to ensure that the colors produced are accurate and repeatable. The color assessment cabinet is designed to create a uniformly lit environment, eliminating variations in light color and intensity that can affect the perception of the color of objects.

Tests performed with the color assessment cabinet are not limited to paint manufacturers only. Even resellers can use this tool to verify if their products conform to their customers’ needs. For example, a paint retailer might use a color assessment cabinet to make sure that the paint samples supplied by manufacturers, perfectly match the color requested by the customer. This way, the retailer can ensure that the products it sells are accurate and meet the desired expectations.

Here is an article that you may be interested in. Click here to read How to achieve the right paint color?  Case study:  Benjamin Paints.

Case study Benjamin Paints

Quality control in sheet metal production

Our third example from 2022 is another success story, Dukometal SA.  The company is located in Switzerland and is specialized in the production of stainless steel sheets and also offers a powder coating service called “Thermopowdering”.

It’s clear that this particular service provides an even higher level of quality.

Dukometal SA’s powder coating is a type of thermosetting powder coating typically applied by electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) and then cured under heat.  This surface finish provides some advantages over other types of coating, such as greater resistance to corrosion and wear, excellent adhesion to the substrate surface and good resistance to light and weathering.

In addition, powder coating is also considered to be more sustainable than other finishing methods, as it uses fewer solvents and produces less waste.

When it comes to quality control of these types of coatings, it is important to consider several aspects. It is necessary to thoroughly test the coating for crack resistance and stripping performance. This can be done with a cylindrical mandrel tester in compliance with standards ISO1519 / ASTM D522 / DIN53152. Moreover, it is vital to check the adhesion of the coating to ensure that the metal is not exposed due to peeling, therefore a cross hatch adhesion tester is recommended.  It is also important to check the coating thickness with a coating thickness tester to guarantee the uniformity of the coating.

If you want to further explore the topic, you can read Sheet metal manufactoring and quality control.

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Quality control of the environment, health and safety and of the product

Our final success story brings us back to Italy with our client Ecol Studio Spa, who depends on S.A.M.A. Italia for the calibration of  it’s measuring instruments.  Guido Fornari, founder of the company and author of the 2019 book “Azienda, no problem”, knows the importance of choosing strategic partners that allow one to carry out their business in the best way possible.

Based on these premises, Ecol Studio has chosen S.A.M.A. Italia as a strategic partner for the purchase and calibration of measuring instruments since 2014.  The calibration and maintenance of Ecol instruments are performed in accordance with the reference technical standards and the recommendations of the control body (Accredia accredited tests).  This way, Ecol Studio can guarantee the maximum accuracy and reliability of its instruments.

Ecol Studio works with companies with ACCREDIA accredited analysis laboratories and is dedicated to various areas, such as accident and occupational disease prevention in the workplace and compliance with law and risk assessment for the production activity. It also helps companies comply with environmental regulations and improve their green and energy performance, offering reliable solutions and tests to create products and implement processes that comply with the required standards.

The article Ecol Studio Spa:  A storybook tale!, goes more into detail and is worth the read.

Ecol Studio: A success story

In the photo: Guido Fornari’s book with SAMA Tools pamphlet

In conclusion, 2022 has been a very successful year for our customers.  They’ve been successful in their respective fields while using our quality control measuring tools.

We presented four success stories, covering a wide range of industries, from Oil & Gas to paint retail, sheet metal fabrication, environmental, health and safety and product quality control.

All of these clients have found value in using our instruments and have achieved positive results in their respective fields.

We hope these stories inspire other companies to use our measuring and control tools to achieve equally positive results.

Read what many customers have to say about us, by clicking on the image below!

 

Although many people may think that achieving, the right color of a product is simple, in reality there is a sequence of very important of steps to follow in order to obtain the required color. We’ve already mentioned this in our recent article dedicated to our Romanian client, Benjamin Paints. Today we will see how to examine and check the color of molds and plastic components.

For an injection mold manufacturer, for example, finding defects in the color of an object represents a failure in quality control.  This results in the product being sold at a discounted price or even discarded, before it is placed on the market.

That is why it is so important for the manufacturer to get the correct color.

Failure to achieve the correct color of a product before placing it on the market implies a wide range of issues that involve not only the economic aspect, but also puts the reputation and reliability of the brand at risk. Not to mention functionality issues:   for example when highly reflective colors that are required for certain applications, get unsatisfactory results.

Getting the colors right is essential, but how?

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How can manufacturers check the color of molds and plastic components?

You may have already heard that colors are identified subjectively and emotionally. There is a lot of truth to this and precision work is at the base of it, by making sure that the color obtained is exactly the one specified.

Fortunately, technology has taken color measurement and control to the next level. While visual assessment is still the first step, there are tools like professional colour difference meters and color matching cabinets, that make color quality control much easier and more accurate.

But having state-of-the-art instruments isn’t the only step manufacturers need to take to get the right colors. Getting the best results involves a gradual process where every single detail has to be considered.

Here are some of the most important aspects that a manufacturer needs to achieve the best results:

Having a trained eye: visual inspection

As mentioned above, the first filter for color control is through visual inspection. When color differences are noticeable, having an expert eye that carries out this first inspection will save time and resources. However, when the differences become difficult for the eye to see, it is then necessary to use specific measuring instruments.

Using the right tools: colour difference meters and color matching cabinets

To check the color quality, the go-to instrument is the colour difference meter (see the article “Colour difference meter: what it is and why it is important”).

In some cases, a colorimeter is all you need.  However, there are some cases where tolerances require the highest level of accuracy possible or the nature of the product and the material used to manufacture it, require other types of instrumentation to be used. For example, a color matching cabinet can come in handy when a neutral environment with uniform light is required.

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How to use a colour difference meter and a color matching cabinet?

Having the best measuring instruments on the market is not enough, if you do not know how to use them correctly.

Having an expert eye for visual inspection coupled with training for correct instrument operation and correct interpretation of the results, makes a big difference in ensuring that the quality control process is 100% reliable.

Those who buy SAMA Tools name-brand measuring instruments will be guided step by step, via remote or in person, when they choose to combine our training courses with the purchase of an instrument.

On-site training courses for colour difference meters and color matching cabinets

Nowadays, many companies require training courses combined with the installation of the instruments/equipment, directly on-site, in order to fully understand how to use the tools effectively and straight away.

Our trained technicians explain how to use the colour difference meters in order to be able to compare the various components produced, with all the reference standards imposed by their customers, and thus identifying any delta deviations from the color values. This evaluation allows them to make all the necessary changes in order to ensure excellent quality while avoiding any kind of dispute.

However, many sectors work a lot with translucent objects, which is why it is imperative to have a color matching cabinet as well.

The cabinet allows you to recreate a neutral environment with uniform light, where the tested components are not affected by anything around them.

Thanks to our courses, the instrument features are explained in every detail, allowing for a better assessment of the differences between the various colors, mainly in transparent molds, which are hardly visible to the naked eye.

Our customers can thus ascertain whether the production is in line with the required standards, or not.

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SAMA Tools colour difference meter and Color matching cabinet training course

After the training course, instrument adjustment and periodic calibration.

As human beings, we are not perfect. Even when well prepared, human error is present, so establishing clear procedures for how to take measurements is essential to minimize human error.

Furthermore, each certified company can guarantee higher quality thanks to specific procedures.

Not only people, but measuring instruments can also sometimes be wrong, which means that periodic calibration and adjustments should be included in these procedures.

Quality control in molding

Many S.A.M.A. Italia clients work in the field of molds and plastic components.  These are often activities within the automotive and household appliances sectors.

To fulfil their mission, they work hard to find accurate and reliable tools that can improve and optimize the work surrounding quality control.

Our customers carry out quality control inspections in order to understand how much the colors of their productions differ from the reference standards dictated by the orders they receive.

SAMA Tools and color control of plastic molds

Companies that rely on us as their main supplier of instruments for their quality control activities, always receive professional advice from our qualified technicians who analyse their production to better understand what their specific needs are.

After this preliminary consultation, which is included in our service, customers  who are interested in color measurement and control generally, purchase the SA230 colorimeter and / or the SACAS276 color matching cabinet.

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How to reach us

In addition to color quality control instruments, we offer a wide range of non-destructive testing tools for a variety of applications.

Buying a SAMA Tools name-brand instrument gives you the security of being able to choose, at any time, the right training for your Quality Control, without wasting time.

Customer satisfaction is our main goal and we would be more than happy to see you become one.

So, if you need help choosing your color quality control instruments, you can always count on our technical advice.

Contact our technical department and call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill out the online form to contact us in writing.

 

It’s almost here!  In Italy, the most important fair for the manufacturing industry will soon begin. We’re talking about MECSPE, of course!

MECSPE is the acronym for Specialized Mechanics. This fair began in Parma about twenty years ago, and in 2019 was replicated in southern Italy, with the MECSPE Bari edition.

MECSPE at BolognaFiere

The high number of visitors at the Parma fair, led to its relocation to Bolognafiere in 2021. Logistically, this location is much more central, close to the motorway, with a railway stop and a car park with 14500 covered parking spaces.

In fact, BolognaFiere boasts one of the most advanced exhibition spaces, not only in Italy, but in the entire world and is home for over 80 national and international trade fairs.

Bologna is a city that combines culture and knowledge, excellent cuisine and traditions and exudes a very friendly and open mentality.

S.A.M.A. Italia is based in Viareggio, in Tuscany, Italy, but has a heavy Bolognese influence, given that one of the proprietors comes from this Emilian capital.

Furthermore, the colors of our logo are red and blue, just like the colors of the Bologna football team.

 

The thematic shows at MECSPE

Thanks to the synergies of 13 thematic exhibitions, MECSPE offers visitors a complete overview of materials, machines, the latest innovative technologies and of course our own name brand measuring instruments and calibration services for your quality control needs.

You will also find unique conferences and events that will surely capture your interest.

We have been actively exhibiting at MECSPE for over 10 years, and one of the most interesting aspects is certainly the very accurate organization of the fair by the Tecniche Nuove Group and in particular by Senaf.

Year after year, we’ve seen a growing improvement, which is reflected in the increase of highly specialized visitors, who come to visit our stand or the fair, in general.

Just to be more accurate and give a better idea of the potential of MECSPE, we can report a turnout of 48,562 visitors at the 2021 edition in Bologna.

Earlier, we referred to Senaf’s excellent organization, given that for several years it has been offering 13 shows that allows one to visit the best suppliers of technologies, machines and processes in the following sectors:

  1. Machines and Tools
  2. Treatments and surface finishings
  3. Machines, materials and processing of sheet metal
  4. Quality and Control (Our sector!)
  5. Digital factory
  6. Power transmissions
  7. Automation and robotics
  8. Logistics
  9. Electronic subcontracting
  10. Mechanical subcontracting
  11. Moulds – Machines for Plastics, Rubber and Composite Subcontracting
  12. Non-ferrous materials and alloys
  13. Additive manufacturing

Who is MECSPE for?

This fair is visited by people in the sector.  They are generally owners of small and medium-sized companies, or technicians and buyers with decision-making powers from large Italian and foreign companies, looking for new suppliers or to consolidate previously formed relationships.

The change of the location of the fair, from Parma to BolognaFiere was also done with internationalization in mind, which is to say that many exhibitors like us at S.A.M.A. Italia are ready and organized to welcome foreign customers as well.

Our highly competent and friendly staff are able to welcome customers from all over the world, without any communication difficulties.

It will be exciting to meet one another again or get to know each other for the first time, after so many months in which we’ve heavily relied on communication through the phone and webcam.

So, whether you are the owner of a small company, a technician or a buyer of a large Italian or foreign company, come and visit us at our stand for any needs related to quality control measuring instruments . Read on to find out how to get a free ticket.

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Quality and Control at MECSPE: SAMA Tools

Here is our exhibition at MECSPE, this is our world, and we will be located in Pav. 29, Stand B50.

We have already talked about how the S.A.M.A. Italia team is ready to welcome you. Now, let’s see what you will find once you finally see our beautiful stand made by Prezioso Allestimenti.

Measuring instruments for checking incoming goods, goods that are in production and before they are placed for sale.

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Non-destructive testing at MECSPE

The tools for non-destructive testing (NDT) that we produce are ideal for performing different types of checks or measurements, aimed at identifying a mechanical characteristic without damaging the state of the object.

At our stand you can find information on:

Surface roughness measurement

Control of material defects

Visual examinations

Ultrasonic thickness gauges

Thickness gauges for checking coatings

Verification of color and shine

Hardness testers for checking the hardness of materials

Video inspections

What is the latest news that we will unveil at this edition of the fair? You’ll just have to come and visit us at stand C45, Pav. 29, to find out!

Destructive testing at MECSPE

In addition to tools for non-destructive testing, you can also find tools for destructive testing here.

As the name suggests, they perform a series of checks or measurements aimed at identifying a mechanical characteristic by altering the sample.

Here are what types of tests we can talk to you about at MECSPE:

Resistance to:

Traction

Compression

Twisting

Flexion

Cutting

Wearing of materials

Resistance of materials and coatings to atmospheric agents

Instruments for the verification of the applied force

If you want to learn more about the NDT and destructive control measuring instruments, click on the red link.

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Mechanical measuring instruments at MECSPE

SAMA Tools is a brand that also helps you in your precision mechanical workshop. Want some examples?

Here are the mechanical tools that we produce for many of you of which we can talk about at the fair to consolidate or create new collaboration opportunities.

  • Dial bore gauges
  • Zero setters
  • Eccentricity bench testers
  • Control benches
  • Magnetic bases for dial gauges
  • Gauge block sets

Calipers:

  • Comparative digital calipers
  • Carbon fiber micrometers
  • Vernier calipers
  • Dial calipers
  • Depth calipers
  • Digital calipers
  • Welding calipers

Gauges:

  • Centesimal dial gauges
  • Digital gauges
  • Micron dial gauges
  • Scribing calipers
  • Circumference tape
  • Flexometers
  • Protractors
  • Levels

Micrometers:

  • 3-point micrometers
  • Depth micrometers
  • Indoor, outdoor and screw thread micrometers

 

  • Parallel vee blocks and granite surface plates
  • Depth Threads
  • Straight edge rulers
  • Thickness gauges
  • Pin gauges
  • Steel squares
  • Dial gauge stands
  • Plug and ring gauges
  • Dial test indicators
  • Height gauges

Calibration services of measuring instruments at MECSPE

Finally, to complete our extensive package of solutions, we are also the right partner to provide you with calibration services.

If you are unsure why it is so important to keep your instruments calibrated, please read this article on why it’s important to calibrate your instruments.

Our customers choose to purchase SAMA Tools name brand instruments and have them periodically calibrated based on the frequency established by their control and quality department.

Or they also send us instruments of other brands to have them calibrated by us (calibration reports referable to primary samples) or to have them adjusted (Accredia calibration certificates).

If you want to find out the difference between instrument calibration and adjustment, you can read another article we wrote. You can find it here.

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Your free ticket to visit MECSPE

If you have read this far, you will surely have understood how deserving this fair is to visit in order to forge new collaborations …. with us at SAMA Tools of course!

You can come alone or with other colleagues, there is no limit to how many can visit. All professionals in the sector are welcome since it is you, who travel from all over Italy and beyond, to decree the fair’s great success, year after year.

It is precisely thanks to the presence of professionals like you, which inspire our team and who will be ready to welcome you at the SAMA Tools stand.

There is no effort that it is not rewarded by visits from our long-standing customers and all the new companies that will become so, thanks to this year’s MECSPE.

To download the free ticket, you and your colleagues will only need to do quick online registration by registering with your email.

Download your free ticket now.

Plan your meeting with our staff now

A visit to the fair can allow for many encounters. That’s why arriving with clear ideas about the exhibitors you want to visit is very important in order to avoid wandering and wasting time.

Therefore, if you are a quality control professional, or a buyer of measuring and control instruments, our stand is certainly ‘a must’ to visit.

Here are some suggestions that could be useful to help organize your visit to MECSPE.

If you’ve already decided which day you will come to BolognaFiere, you can write us at sales@samatools.it and give us your reference time slot. Our technicians will be happy to welcome you.

Then write down the day and time slot of the appointment in your paper agenda or digital calendar.

 

Remember that the motorway exit is right in front of the fair and there’s a large parking area for your car. If you prefer coming by train, you can take advantage of a stop created specifically for the event.

See you at MECSPE Bologna!

Today we’re talking about sheet metal manufacturing and quality control.

In fact, sheet metal is one of the most important manufacturing processes that gives rise to a copious series of finished products, such as car bodies, household appliance parts and various components.

The sheet metal industry, as well as other types of metal production is very competitive and sees manufacturers increasingly focused on the search for high precision, tighter tolerances and greater uniformity.

As a result, a very high-quality product must be produced.

Considering this, quality control (QC) is essential in achieving ever higher standards in order to meet customer needs. Read on to learn more.

What is sheet metal?

When we talk about sheet metal, we refer to a sheet derived from a roll of metal.  The advantages certainly include a great adaptability to numerous surface finishes at all levels with very low processing costs. In fact, it does not require additional machining operations, which is why it is used in various sectors.

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Sheet metal manufacturing: production

Sheet metal manufacturing usually involves a series of processes that include laser cutting, stamping, bending, among others.

A process like stamping is usually divided into subprocesses that are necessary to achieve the final product.

  • Bending
  • Hemming
  • Blanking
  • Ironing
  • Curling
  • Piercing
  • Cutting
  • Stretching
  • Drawing
  • Reducing/necking
  • Embossing

Of course, with the most recent developments in manufacturing technology, sheet metal manufacturers have taken their skills to the next level.

By using CNC machines, they can now achieve the very complex geometries required by many applications while complying with the tightest tolerance specifications.

Sheet metal manufacturing: Every metal has a different use

The uses of sheet metal vary based on the type of metal being used.

It is certainly interesting to list some types and match them to the most suitable form of application.

What kind of metal is used to produce shop signs? What about the components of aerospace engines?

Let’s find out!

  • Carbon steel sheet is often used when corrosion is not a concern.  It can be used for anything from car bodies to store signs. The reason for its versatility is because it is relatively affordable and has superior tensile strength when compared with copper and aluminum.
  • Galvanized steel sheet is a form of carbon steel sheet metal that is frequently used in automotive parts and greenhouse equipment, buckets, irrigation pipe and marine vessels.
  • Stainless steel sheet is typically more expensive because it can withstand corrosion and is widely used in aerospace engine components, marine structures and vessels, pharmaceutical processing equipment and food handling equipment. Stainless steel sheet also has good aesthetic appeal that makes it popular for signage and appliances.
  • Aluminum sheet is lightweight and quite resistant to corrosion. Aluminum sheet is used for boat components, marine structures, cookware, automotive parts, and aerospace parts.
  • Finally, copper sheet is known for its electrical conductivity and is used in resistance welding equipment or certain types of battery systems. Because of its malleability and superior aesthetic qualities, it is also commonly used in home decor and other forms of artwork.

If you are interested in sheet metal production techniques, you can check out the free Masterclasses offered by the Italian company Dallan Spa.  They specialize in the production of profiling lines, punching machines and laser cutting of thin materials.

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Sheet metal manufacturing: Quality Control

However, to be competitive, sheet metal manufacturers can’t stop at basic processing. Especially when many of the parts they make will end up in important structural applications, including beams, cross sections, rail tracks, the body of different vehicles, and even the fuselage and airplane wings.

Among the things just mentioned, sheet metal manufacturers need to guarantee their products are strong and durable enough to cope with the operational demands of such applications.  They also have to make sure surfaces can resist exposure to extreme temperatures and harsh environments. Think of the components in the body of an airplane and you will get the idea.

How to make this possible?

Many people think quality control refers to identifying defective products and discarding them before sending a batch into the market.

However, according to ISO 9000:2015 section 3.6.2, quality is “the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics of an object fulfils requirements.” And this means that manufacturers must ensure that the parts are made to design specifications and will function properly.

Dimensional verification

Quality Control in the sheet metal industry usually involves the verification of dimensional properties such as straightness, flatness, circularity, concentricity, cylindricity, perpendicularity, parallelism, profile, and runout.

These dimensional properties are usually verified with measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, and the resulting measurements must fall within the expected tolerances.

But quality control in the sheet metal industry is not just about dimensional verification.

Destructive and non-destructive testing (NDT)

Manufacturers also need to guarantee hardness, strength, and durability. To do so, they need to verify those properties on the final product. This is generally done with destructive and non-destructive testing (NDT) control instruments, which include:

As mentioned above, surfaces must resist exposure to extreme temperatures and harsh environments, but metals are usually prone to change or lose their mechanical properties in these situations. We all have seen corrosion harming metal parts near the ocean.

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Sheet metal manufacturing: corrosion resistance

Apart from using metals that may have a higher corrosion resistance, manufacturers can use some surface finish techniques like coating to improve these properties. Naturally, this also requires quality control to guarantee that it actually works.

Let’s look at the case of our customer Dukometal SA as an example.

Quality control for sheet metal coating: Dukometal SA

While Dukometal SA specializes in sheet metal manufacturing with stainless steels, they offer a powder coating service they call “Thermopowdering” which they use to provide an even higher level of quality.

Dukometal SA’s powder coating is a type of thermosetting powder coating typically applied by electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) and then cured under heat.

They offer specific advantages, such as:

  • Emitting little or no volatile organic compounds (VOC), unlike liquid coatings.
  • Creating a more durable finish than conventional paint.
  • Producing much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
  • They can be recycled, so it is possible to achieve nearly 100% use of the coating.
  • Capital equipment and operating costs for a powder line are generally less than for conventional liquid lines.
  • Horizontally and vertically powder-coated surfaces have a more uniform appearance than liquid coated items.
  • A wide range of specialty effects can be achieved that would otherwise be impossible with other coating processes.

Dukometal SA quality control

When it comes to the quality control of these types of coatings, several aspects must be considered.

The coating obtained needs to be tested for crack resistance and the stripping performance. This can be done with a Cylindrical Mandrel Tester which should be in compliance with standards ISO1519 / ASTM D522 / DIN53152.

Adhesion of the coating is also critical. This will ensure the metal is not exposed caused by coating peeling. Therefore, a cross hatch adhesion tester is recommended.

Coating thickness is verified with a coating thickness tester to guarantee the uniformity of the coating.

The properties of powder coatings need to be determined before, during and after the temperature induced curing step to understand how a certain formulation will work with a specific processing step, as well as the actual application of the finished part. Therefore, Dukometal SA relies on our portable pH and conductivity meter to verify anywhere and anytime they need it.

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Instrument calibration

It is also important to keep all these instruments calibrated, otherwise false results could mislead the quality control inspections.  This is why we not only provide our calibration services to Dukometal SA but also to all our customers.

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We’ve come to the end of this article on sheet metal manufacturing and quality control.  If you’ve found it interesting, you can share it with your colleagues and on social media. Content is even more useful when it is shared with others.

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Maintaining quality certainly involves costs, but the lack of quality or more specifically, implementing procedures to eliminate complications and non-conformities, has a much higher cost.

Furthermore, non-conformities harm manufacturers because they cause a loss of customers, in the long run.

Therefore, we can say that compliance costs depend on how much has been spent to “do things well”, while those associated with non-conformities are the costs related to how much more has been spent for “not having done things well”.

So how much does quality really cost?

To clearly evaluate quality costs and to have a clear idea of one’s situation, it is essential to define and apply a quality measurement system.

The cost of quality can be placed into four categories:

  • Prevention Costs
  • Appraisal Costs
  • Internal Failure Costs
  • External Failure Costs

Compliance and non compliance elements

1. Prevention Costs:

Prevention costs are the costs of all activities that are designed to prevent poor quality/non-conformities from arising in products or services.

Here are only some examples of prevention costs:

  • Training for workers involved in the service or delivery of the product
  • Definition of measurement methods with related procedures and checklists
  • Equipment inspection and the purchasing of the necessary measuring and control instruments
  • Tests on samples
  • Periodic reviews of projects
  • Selection of suppliers based on service standards and specifications for materials and services purchased externally
  • Quality system audits

2. Appraisal Costs:

Appraisal costs are costs that are incurred to ensure the conformity to quality standards and performance requirements.

The examples of appraisal costs include:

  • Supplier acceptance sampling
  • Product Audits
  • Calibration
  • Test and inspection (receiving, in-process and final)

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3. Internal Failure Costs:

Internal Failure Costs are the costs that are associated with defects found before the customer receives the product or service.

The examples of internal failure costs include:

  • In-process scrap and rework
  • Troubleshooting and repairing
  • Design changes
  • Inventory required to support poor process yields and rejected lots
  • Re-inspection / retest of reworked items
  • Failure to carry out on-site (online) calibration which can lead to system malfunctions

4. External Failure Costs:

External Failure Costs are the costs that are associated with defects found after the customer receives the product or service.

The examples of external failure costs include:

  • Sales returns due to defective products and their subsequent replacement
  • Service level agreement penalties
  • Complaint handling
  • Field service labour and parts costs incurred due to warranty obligations
  • Product recalls / Legal claims
  • Time lost due to resolution issues
  • Company reputation issues
  • Lost customers

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Since 1994, S.A.M.A. Italia has been active in supporting companies and freelancers throughout the various stages associated with quality control.

Our know-how, which is built on our vast experience gained through precision mechanical workshops and by working with companies in various production sectors has allowed us to produce our SAMA Tools name-brand measuring instruments and to provide calibration service on all brands of instruments.

What sets us apart is the combination of our highly technical skills and the manner in which we attentively listen to our customers’ needs within the company.

By doing so, we can provide them with the right equipment to help better their production, while avoiding the problems described in point 4, regarding external failure costs.

After providing the most suitable measuring instruments, we take care of our customers by supporting them in the periodic calibration of their instruments.

But what if customers own other non-SAMA instrument brands and need to calibrate them?

Those in possession of instruments of other brands can contact us without hesitation and ask for a calibration quote.  We offer both calibration reports referable to primary samples (RDT), and also ACCREDIA certificates.

This is an extremely important service that all companies that work with measuring instruments need!

It often happens that the same company needs to request an RDT for some instruments and an ACCREDIA certificate for others.

By contacting us, they can count on a single supplier, a very important aspect in terms of saving time, shipping and calibration costs, etc.

In fact, we at S.A.M.A. Italia personally carry out and issue the RDT laboratory test reports while carefully appointing the best accredited laboratories for the ACCREDIA certificates.

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Each laboratory is accredited for specific instruments so as a result, we are constantly evaluating the various accredited laboratories in order to always be sure who to send a particular instrument to.

Furthermore, based on the experience we have gained over the years, we believe that some laboratories are more thorough than others and are able to professionally and promptly respond to any post-calibration clarifications. This aspect should not be underestimated; on the contrary, it is extremely important!

This is why our customers’ instruments will only be sent to accredited laboratories that have passed our strict evaluations.

Just recently, a customer wrote to us, specifying that he absolutely did not want his instruments to be calibrated by certain laboratories, which coincidentally are not among those with which we work.

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The true cost of Non-Compliance in Quality: Conclusion

Today, we have seen that being a quality-conscious company has its costs.  However, these costs will never be as high as those that arise due to poor quality.

Quality control of the goods during the receiving, in-process/production and post-production phases, before placing the product on the market, is absolutely necessary.

To ensure that you purchase the right tools, our S.A.M.A. Italia technicians are available, even on-site, to evaluate your every need and offer you the best solutions for your measuring instruments.

The proper management of calibration intervals aims at safe and efficient production processes, which lead to quality products.

Although many companies consider calibration only as a means of obtaining a certification of legal value, calibration actually affects the overall effectiveness of the measuring instrument. This is, therefore, a very subtle point that can lead to non-compliant products and consequently serious problems and subsequent costs.

Making sure that the measuring instruments are functioning correctly, helps to prevent system failures.

It is important that companies understand what they need to do to reduce overall quality costs. This will help them improve business processes, which will ultimately lead to higher profits.

The worst type of costs to incur among these four categories are the ones related to external failures, whereby companies should do their best to try to reduce these types of costs.

For years, our company has been working hard to drastically reduce external failure costs.  We do so by checking each and every instrument, before it is packed and shipped out to our customers.

A careful inspection of everything we deliver obviously requires significant economic resources, but this is also what our customers have come to expect when turning to S.A.M.A. Italia for their instrument needs.

An almost 0% non-compliance average, translates into time saved and customers who in turn will receive no complaints from third parties.

It is therefore evident that spending more on prevention and appraisal costs usually leads to a reduction of internal and external failure costs.

S.A.M.A. Italia is a company that specializes in:

✔️ the production of SAMA Tools name-brand measuring instruments for your quality control needs

✔️ the calibration of instruments pertaining to all brands

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▶ Why choose us?

Because our technical staff will not only supply you with the right measuring instruments but will help you with your specific needs thanks to our many years of experience. Being a “S.A.M.A. Tools” customer means always having a consultant who will be able to provide you with that added value that will make the difference for your business.

Want to get in touch with us?

Schedule a free video call with one of our experts.  You can choose a day and time of your convenience and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you in answering all of your questions and/or inquiries.

 

Measuring and calibration instruments are used by the Control & Quality departments of companies which operate in very different sectors.

DKC is a solid and well-established company that has been creating solutions and designs in the electrical engineering and industrial automation sector since 1998 and has chosen our instruments to guarantee even greater efficiency regarding a particular area of its production: cable holder systems, a debut in its field and still the flagship of the company.

The range of ducts and accessories for cable protection is characterized primarily by its versatility which, with high performance, allows the systems to be applicable in various sectors, from civil to industrial.

Therefore, versatility goes hand in hand with maximum accuracy and high precision standards.

The value of these characteristics emerges above all when it comes to small spaces or infrastructures where the cable-carrying systems determine proper operational activities. An example is the data processing centre, which requires optimal use of space to contain as much operating equipment within the permitted temperature range.

Therefore, it is through the control of precision levels, in regards to the production and installation of components for the protection of cables, that translates into high quality results.

But how can this process be guaranteed?

Measuring and calibration instruments. Production department

In photo: DKC production department

How to control accuracy during production and installation?

The answer to this question is simpler than many may think, since controlling accuracy only takes using highly accurate measuring instruments.

Of course, there are many measuring instruments for different purposes. For example, thermometers, speedometers, and even a simple clock are measuring instruments. But in order to control accuracy during the production and installation of infrastructure components, such as electrical installations, IT infrastructures and industrial automation elements, other measuring devices are required.

Some common measuring instruments used for the applications mentioned above include:

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In photo: SAMA Tools instruments list – mechanical field

How do measuring instruments guarantee accuracy?

In order get the highest accuracy from your measuring devices two important aspects need to be considered

Firstly, the chosen supplier must produce high quality tools based on international standards. With this in mind, we can proudly claim that SAMA Italia is UNI EN ISO 9001 certified and supplies measuring instruments ensuring both high quality and competitive prices.

Another fundamental element is instrument calibration. Calibration allows accuracy verification with reference to known samples, by reporting the difference between the value detected by the instrument and the known value of the reference sample to determine the accuracy of the instrument. Comparison should always be done on the basis of standards to guarantee compliance.

Once again, we are proud to say that we offer our customers a calibration service with laboratory test reports and/or ACCREDIA calibration certificates on our own product range or on equipment already possessed by your company.

High accuracy and high quality at DKC Group

With over 20 years of history and a DNA characterized by technological innovation, green transition, know-how and training, DKC Group is a point of reference for creating solutions and designs in the electrical engineering and industrial automation sector and has been active since 1998 with cable holder systems.

Thanks to a vision based on the evolution and innovation of the main international markets and a courageous acquisition policy, the Group has constantly grown and expanded its product line, such as cable protection and the distribution and accumulation of energy solutions.

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In photo: a particular of DKC production

The company currently offers its customers a wide range of solutions, which include:

  • Cable protection systems with metallic ducts.
  • Solutions for outdoor installations and LV systems.
  • Metal and plastic protection systems.
  • Air-conditioned rack cabinet systems for data management.
  • Energy transport and distribution solutions.
  • Solutions for electrical distribution boards.
  • Energy conversion systems.
  • Automation and energy distribution solutions.
  • Air conditioning solutions for electrical panels.

All these products are intended for the electrical plant engineering, distribution, IT infrastructure and industrial automation industries.

Therefore, DKC Group’s goal is to ensure high levels of precision, which translates into high quality in the areas mentioned above.

To ensure the achievement of the highest standards of accuracy, DKC Europe turned to us for the following supply of important measuring instruments:

Furthermore, DKC Europe has also chosen us for the calibration of instruments, in order to achieve the best performance with certified values, recognized by authoritative organizations, such as Accredia.

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In photo: DKC particular production – High accuracy

Final thoughts

Apart from measuring instruments such as calipers, dial indicators, micrometers and steel gauge blocks, we offer a wide variety of non-destructive testing tools for different purposes.

Because our mission is to support our customers in their quality control activities, we strive to provide them with the best solutions to satisfy their needs, as we have for DKC Europe.

DKC Europe is a good example that shows how customer satisfaction is our main goal and that we would be more than happy to see you become one of them.

Therefore, if you need help with measuring instruments to guarantee high accuracy and high quality or would like advice on the best instrument for your specific needs; do not hesitate to contact our technical department.

You can reach us at 0584/3923420584/392453 or, alternatively, contact us in writing at sales@samatools.it.

 

Measuring and control instruments are very important resources in any production process. Along any process, there are many parameters and properties that need to be cared for with precision to guarantee high quality standards are met.

So, how to choose the best supplier for measuring and control instruments?

5 aspects to consider when selecting your measuring and control instruments supplier

There are different aspects you should consider when selecting your measuring and control instruments provider. The most important ones are the following:

1. Quality of the instruments

This may sound obvious, but the quality of the measuring and control instruments is of uttermost importance, since this will have a great impact on the result of your Quality Control (QC) and your Quality Assurance (QA) activities.

For example, S.A.M.A. Italia is a UNI EN ISO 9001 certified company, a certification that definitely confirms that you are choosing a supplier with clear procedures, aimed at providing an accurate service.

It is a supplier that operates all over the world through its own SAMA Tools brand.

I believe it is reliable and experienced, from which you can make sure you get hight quality tools.

Moreover, all their instruments are manufactured to comply with the relevant standards.

2. Calibration

As defined by the experts at SAMA Tools, “calibration means to identify metrological characteristics of a measuring instrument and it may be defined as a “photograph” of the instrument in its current state. It is the result of a comparison with a reference sample and it does not contemplate the adjustment of the instrument.”

This is an important aspect because it can happen that you get a “quality” instrument but which is not calibrated, so it may need adjustment. The result is an instrument that does not work properly and it will only create problems.

To prevent this from happening, SAMA Tools offers calibration services and supplies Laboratory Test Reports in compliance with UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 and ACCREDIA certificates on all their instruments, but also on equipment you already own and of other brands.

How often should the measuring instruments be calibrated? We talked about this here.

3. Destructive or non-destructive testing instruments?

When we speak about measuring and control instruments, we can speak about two categories: destructive testing instruments and non-destructive testing instruments.

As the name implies, destructive testing requires altering or destroying the sample in order to identify mechanical characteristics.

If you want to carry out measurements and controls in your production process without damaging your sample, the best alternative is non-destructive testing, such as:

  • Visual tests
  • Flaw inspection
  • Roughness measure and control
  • Ultrasonic thickness control
  • Coating thickness control
  • Hardness testing
  • Environmental control

This will allow you to identify properties and mechanical features directly on the final product without damaging it. And SAMA Tools offers you the best instruments for each of these tests.

4. Technical support

When we see the words “technical support”, most of us immediately think  about fixing or repair. However, the technical support you should look for when selecting your measuring and control instruments provider must be a more holistic kind of service.

As SAMA Tools Export Manager Martina Guatteri, expresses it: “It is well known that every successful company has an excellent after-sales assistance.” Yes, this should be part of what you should look for, but as she also says, pre-sales assistance is also very important.

The goal is to find a supplier that can really understand your needs and provide you with the best solution, instead of having to be adjusting until you get “something close to what you wanted”.

Moreover, having a good technical support means making sure you won’t have any problems while using the instruments, and that you won’t need a long time to learn how the instrument is used.

SAMA Tools offers all their customers a holistic metrological consultancy service and they take care of your needs from the very beginning. They help you become an independent user of their instruments, with expert technicians that will assist you during installation, if required, and during the first measurements. And you will gain notions that go far beyond reading a manual.

5. Do you need portable instruments?

It is not always possible to install an instrument in a laboratory or within the process to measure and control important parameters. Most of the time, when dealing with QC and QA, you need to measure “on the fly” and this means having a portable and light tool, suitable for measuring in the field.

SAMA Tools can provide you with a wide range of portable tools while maintaining the highest quality on the market.

  • Portable surface roughness testers
Portable surface roughness testers

In photo: SAMA Tools portable surface roughness testers

  • Ultrasonic thickness gauges
Precision ultrasonic thickness gauge

In photo: SAMA Tools precision ultrasonic thickness gauge

  • Ultrasonic flaw detectors
Ultrasonic flaw detectors

In photo: user with ultrasonic flaw detectors

  • Portable external load cell torque testers
Portable external load cell torque testers

In photo: SAMA Tools portable external load cell torque testers

  • Micrometers and calipers
Micrometers and calipers

In photo: SAMA Tools micrometers and calipers

  • Sound level meters

In photo: SAMA Tools sound level meters

  • Luxmeters
Luxmeters

In photo: SAMA Tools Luxmeter

  • Moisture meters
Moisture meters

In photo: SAMA Tools moisture meters

  • Infrared thermometers

In photo: SAMA Tools infrared thermometers

  • Portable pH meters
Portable pH meters

In photo: SAMA Tools portable pH meters

  • And many more…
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In photo: SAMA Tools measuring instruments

What if I am an international customer?

Being a worldwide leader in measuring control and instruments, as it was mentioned above, SAMA Tools exports its products all over the world.

You can count on the Export Manager, Martina Guatteri, specialized in customs procedures, who will be able to provide you with the necessary help in any customs procedures required, and on Beatrice Roni, who is equally available to help you in the purchase phase and obtain the best instruments for your application.

You can contact them!

 

Feedback from the world

Below you can find some feedback that we recently received from three clients based outside Italy.

The first one is a video review that sent us Emre Sari of Sarilar Dis Tic Ltd Sti, a company based in Turkey that provides highest quality hazelnuts.

To ensure the high quality of their hazelnuts, they constantly monitor the humidity level, using our Moistures meters – SA7825G.

In addition, Sarilar has assumed the role of supplier of SAMA Tools brand, providing these moistures meters to its customers on the Turkish territory, for a better quality control of their final products.

Listen to the video review, or read the transcription below, and if you want to know more, read:

“Quality Control in the Hazelnut Production: The case of Sarilar”

 

The second feedback comes from Spain, from a company certified for the production of Flow meters.

“Very good service and counseling during the purchase. The instrument working as expected without any problems.”

Marcel Caballero – Guadarrama-Flow, S.L.

 

The third one comes from Romania, from a company in the metal packaging sector. It provides solutions to some of the world’s most recognizable brands.

“For several years we were looking for an equipment to improve our quality incoming goods system. We faced issues with the curing of the lacquer on our raw material sheets for which was difficult to prove the cause of the nonconformity. By using SAAB521 Solvent Rub Resistance Tester we succeeded to have the expected results, to put in place a procedure and more than that extended it to our suppliers in order to have the same measurement system. I highly recommend it.”

Andrea Nedelcu

Why I recommend SAMA Tools as your measuring and control instruments supplier?

So far, I have showed you that SAMA Tools ticks all the boxes to be considered a first-class measuring and control instruments provided.

What’s more, from my experience having direct contact with them, the attitude and clarity in their communication makes you feel sure you are in the right hands.

In addition, you can subscribe for free to their English newsletter and get a nice freebie in the process. You’ll be getting valuable information in the form of an ebook.

If, on the other hand, you are from Italy, subscribe to the Italian newsletter edited by the marketing manager Fabiana Fanti.

This combination of high-quality products and services makes it a no brainer for anyone looking for a measuring and control instruments provider.

Go get in touch with S.A.M.A. Tools, you won’t regret it!

 

Carlos Collantes

Mechanical Engineer

 

Video summary “Measuring instruments: 5 tips for a quality choice”

 

What’s the luxmeter for in lighting systems?

Read on to find out and don’t miss the history of our customer Eurogroup S.p.A. that has managed to make more performing maintenance of such plants thanks to this tool.

What is the Luxmeter?

The luxmeter is a portable instrument used for the measurement of brightness, parameter involved in many areas such as environmental lighting, construction, road signs and advertising, safety clothing and horticultural sector, but not only.

It is used both for quality control and maintenance operations and this is well known by our customer Eurogroup S.p.A.

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Who is Eurogroup S.p.A.?

Eurogroup S.p.A. operates in the design and construction of electrical and technological systems, telecommunications systems, data networks, security and automation.

Sizes

The company, projected in the national and international panorama, boasts more than 250 employees and a share capital of € 2,500,000.00.

History

In 1966 the company was already very promising.
Born to offer a qualitatively competitive response in the field of electrical plant engineering, it already showed much wider development prospects.
The role now held has been conquered over time.
Thanks to a path of continuous growth, the company went from an artisan dimension to a broader, then projecting it into the national and international landscape and making it become, in 1996, Eurogroup S.p.A.
The company stands out for being constantly engaged in the development of innovative sectors such as Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Building Automation.

Plants maintenance: service

Eurogroup s.p.A operates as part of the renovations and maintenance of plant with the Global Service and Facility Management services and guarantees a 24 hours a day and 7 days a week service.
It is precisely in the field of maintenance that S.A.M.A. Italia S.r.l. play a key role.

Measurement of brightness parameters of systems: the role of the luxmeter

For maintenance, it is essential to measure the brightness parameters of the systems.
Eurogroup S.p.A. has, in fact, purchased from us a luxury meter, with the aim of making their work in the field of public lighting more and more performing.

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The luxmeter: how the relationship between S.A.M.A. Italia and Delta OHM was born.

Eurogroup S.p.A. has chosen the Delta OHM luxmeter, an instrument used for the measurement of brightness.
It is a parameter involved in many fields such as environmental lighting, construction, road signs and advertising; ideal for quality control and maintenance operations.
Delta OHM is an Italian company specialized in the design, production and calibration of portable, desktop and industrial scientific instruments for the measurement of physical quantities.
The sales network is entrusted to several distributors and S.A.M.A. Italia is an authorized dealers for several years.

 

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The photo on the left was taken during one of the refresher courses, directly done at their headquarters.
This commitment, linked to the rapid response to customers, has allowed us to create a relationship of mutual esteem and to be selected as retailers for the region Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Liguria, Abruzzo, Veneto, etc.

Your satisfaction is our goal!

Innovation, the ability to work in teams, investment in training and long-term vision are the key principles that guide Eurogroup S.p.A. towards constant growth.
Every satisfied customer is a source of great pride for us, but it is precisely when we are chosen by large companies with high standards, including Eurogroup S.p.A., that we understand we are on the right track.
S.A.M.A. Italia is a dealer of instruments branded Delta Ohm, such as the above mentioned luxmeter, in addition to being a manufacturer of instruments branded SAMA Tools, all available on our website!

Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for information on a specific model of luxmeter or would like to know more, contact our technical department.
You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, fill in the online form to contact us in writing.

 

A Force Gauge is a measuring instrument used in mechanics to evaluate an applied force. Read on because we are going to talk about 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 is traction?

Traction is the stress to which a body, subjected 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 is compression?

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

Force Gauce for the measurement of weight force in traction and compression

SAMA Tools name-brand, digital force gauges with internal or external load, are widely employed to measure the 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 many needs and can be accompanied, on request, by a calibration report or ACCREDIA certification.

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Force Gauges for bone cements

They are widely used in many industrial fields.

Today, we’d like to talk about the force gauge used for bone cements.

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

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

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

Since 2010,  it has been opertaing according to a Quality System and conforms 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 production.  Research and Development are conducted internally and in collaboration with important research institutions and universities at an international level.

The company focuses on high quality raw materials, absolute control of processes and suppliers and complies 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 repeatability and high precision instrumentation, such as our Digital Force Gauges.

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

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

Get off to a good start with the SAMA Tools name-brand measuring instruments, just like G21 S.r.l. !

tensile breaking strength force gauge

Photo by Canva Pro

Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for information about a specific force gauge model, it’s 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 out the online form to contact us by email.

Click here to read feedback from some of our satisfied clients, who have already chosen us as their trusted supplier.

How is it possible to be sure that the same object does not present colour differences?
We discover it in this article, read on because today we talk about the main colour measurement instrument: the colour difference meter.
You will understand all its features and you can see it in action in the video we made for you.

What is a colour difference meter?

The colour difference meter is a device used to measure chromatic differences, which allows performing accurate measurements of differences between all colour types of the same material, according to the international standards.

 

[Video] Do you need a colour difference meter – color meter?

 

Objects’ colour

Design colour’s choice is extremely important, even if is quite subjective.

Colours arouse emotions and this particular emotion may differ from person to person.

Studying how colours influence people is a real kind of business.

The simple change of a tone or a saturation is enough to arouse completely different feels.

Moreover even cultural differences should be considered, because what means happiness somewhere, could means sadness in somewhere else.

Our Logo, for instance, RED and BLUE show different meanings between Orient and Occident.

Red:
• Occident: excitement, love, passion
• Orient: wedding dress, joy

Blue:
• Occident (Europe): relaxation, confidence
• Orient: sadness, depression, wedding tradition, prudence

Colour perception

What is really important for any producer is to be able to reproduce the chosen colour without facing the risk of visual errors.

Light, object and observer are three essential components in colour perception.

The variation of one of these three components changes inevitably the colour perception.

In the event that light and observer do not change, the object will define the observer’s colour perception.

The object can influence colour perception because his reflective surfaces (transmittance surfaces) modulate the spectrum of the light source.

Each object has several reflectivity surfaces, these one are modified by the light source obtaining various results.

The same observer, but different colours perceived.

The colour difference meter help us to measure chromatic differences.

 

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Calibration report for the colour difference meter

An optional service for the colour difference meter is the calibration report.

It is a document edited by metrological laboratories that insures that the test has been made with reference to national acknowledged samples.

The technical worthiness of these documents is based on the laboratory’s qualification, on the operator’s expertise and by the metrological procedures employed.

 

Application fields

Colour difference meters are able to operate on plastic, metal, printings and painted surfaces.

They are mainly employed to perform quality checks on incoming and outgoing goods.

How the colour difference meter works?

The colour difference meter operating principle is based on the measurement of chromatic aspects of the light that arrives on the surfaces from any source, directly or indirectly.

Suitable for intermediate stages analysis in producing materials such as:

  1. Clothes
  2. Building
  3. Interior design
  4. Plastics
  5. Paints
  6. Facings
  7. Porcelains

 

 

It is a perfect device to be used for field measurement.

 

 

 

 

It is used to check chromatic differences between samples of the same material in a fast and accurate way.

 

Would you like more information or assistance?

If you are looking for further information on a specific color meter model or want to know more, contact our technical department. You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, book an appointment for a video meeting.