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The Oil & Gas sector requires technologically advanced products, capable of operating in difficult environmental and climatic conditions. At the same time, when storing hazardous substances, preventive actions must be taken to reduce the risk of leaks. This certainly includes quality control procedures for Oil & Gas.

For example, tank corrosion can cause environmental contamination due to leaks. Based on this premise, each manufacturer must take care to inspect, service and calibrate their quality control equipment.

We are proud to be able to talk about one of our customers, who is a leading producer of welded pipes in the Oil & Gas market.

Quality control of welded tubes: Inox Tech Spa

Inox Tech S.p.A produces welded pipes (SAWL) in corrosion-resistant metal alloys (CRA). This Italian company, which is based in Lendinara, was founded in 1989 and has evolved and specialized as a manufacturer and focuses on LNG, refineries and submarine applications with the highest quality standards, guaranteeing flexibility, reliability and effectiveness to all it’s customers.

Their main production line consists of thick welded tubes, with external diameters that can reach up to 110”, and with wall thicknesses of up to 70 mm. In addition to this particular line, they create solutions of smaller dimensions and thinner thicknesses, starting from an external diameter of 6”and wall thickness of 4 mm.

These pipes are mass-produced thanks to their recently renovated factory and first-rate technologies, which allows Inox Tech to reach a production capacity of 30,000 tons a year. The products obtained are only of the highest level, thanks to their API certification with the 3 monograms (API 5L, 5LC and 5LD), an ISO 9001 certified quality system, and various awards received from the most important companies in Oil & Gas such as: ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, and Saudi Aramco.

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The internal laboratory guarantees high quality standards

In addition to the certifications mentioned above, the Inox Tech plant is equipped with a quality system and related equipment that allows them to check the characteristics of the materials, the quality of the welds, to ensure compliance with the regulations and above all, to guarantee the highest quality products.

It also collaborates with an independant accredited laboratory, which is located inside its own factory.  This allows them to perform the destructive tests on the materials required “in house” to verify the chemical and mechanical properties.

Destructive Control

The destructive tests that are usually required for their products include:

  • Product / Chemical analysis
  • Pull tests at hot and room temperature
  • Crease tests
  • Impact tests to -196 ° C
  • Hardness tests
  • Standard corrosion tests (G48, G28, etc.)
  • Drop Weight Tear tests (DWTT)
  • Hydrogen Induced Cracking tests (HIC)
  • Sulphide Stress Cracking tests (SSC)

Non-destructive Control NDT

While the non-destructive tests carried out entirely by their internal personnel include:

  • Penetrating liquids
  • Manual ultrasound tests
  • Radiography (traditional and digital X-rays)
  • Magnetic detectors
  • Positive Material Identification tests (PMI)

 

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The stages of quality control at Inox Tech

We have already mentioned that Inox Tech is equipped with a certified quality system for all equipment and tools which therefore allows all quality control tests to be carried out internally.

Based on the test performed and what needs to be determined, quality control can be performed at every stage of the manufacturing process.

For example, if the goal is to determine the quality of raw materials, the test can be performed upon receiving the goods from suppliers. The welds can be verified as soon as they are completed, while the quality of the tube can be tested, as soon as it leaves the production line.

Having your own equipment and tools is a significant advantage, as it makes the company’s quality control system very efficient. Inox Tech also needs high-level quality control tools to make sure that all controls and inspections are accurate and reliable.

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5 measuring and control instruments for the Oil & Gas sector

Inox Tech relies on SAMA Tools as a trusted partner and supplier of quality control tools to guarantee highly accurate and reliable results.

We offer them and all our customers, high quality control and measurement instruments, such as:

1. High quality carbon fiber digital caliper – SAM039

A great measuring tool to check geometric dimensions. The fact that it is made of carbon fiber makes it very light and comfortable for the operator, while still being considerably sturdy.

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SAM039

2. Portable surface roughness tester – SA6220

Surface roughness is essential to check the quality of the pipes. Portable roughness meters allow you to do this both on the production line and in the laboratory.

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SA6220

3. Precision ultrasonic thickness gauge – SAUT160

A professional tool to determine the wall thickness of pipes made by Inox Tech. The materials in question are Stainless Steel, Duplex, Super Duplex, Nickel Alloys, SS 6Mo, Carbon Steel and Low Alloy Steel.

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SAUT 160

4. Through coating ultrasonic thickness gauge with software included – SAUT310D-SW

Because they are exposed to highly abrasive and corrosive environments, oil and gas pipes are generally protected by coatings and paints. This ultrasonic thickness gauge is able to work in “through paints” mode to detect the thickness of the underlying material.

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SAUT 310D-SW

5. LED industrial viewer – SANEG-300/16

The industrial LED X-ray film viewer is essential for radiographic analysis, as it provides a reduction in energy in the form of heat, uniform light and superior durability while minimizing maintenance costs.

Negativoscopio SANEG-300/16

SANEG-300/16

Why choose SAMA Tools for your quality control?

Thanks to the ISO-9001 certified quality system, all SAMA Tools instruments are rigorously checked and inspected from the initial phases up to when it’s shipped to the customer. Furthermore, upon request, the instruments can be accompanied with a calibration report with reference to primary samples or by an ACCREDIA certificate.

In addition to the constant work of checking and inspecting our equipment, we are keen to assist our customers with the installation and during the first measurements, to accompany them throughout the most delicate phases of their tests. All-round technical assistance is our mission. This way, Inox Tech and all our customers, can learn concepts that go far beyond the simple reading of a manual.

In the video, Davide Paparella, Quality Department for Inox Tech, at our stand at the Mecspe Fair in Bologna (Italy).

The win-win strategy

A more personal collaboration, guided by mutual trust, makes work more enjoyable and helps to build a win-win relationship.

The strategy of winning together is a way of thinking and acting that leads us and our customers to build a sincere bond.

This is exactly what happened with Inox Tech.  Thanks to the kindness of their staff, we consider them as our special clients. Even though the ultimate commercial goal of any company continues to be the sale, this cannot be seen as a mere exchange of money.

The approach of S.A.M.A. Italia to the client is consultative. Therefore, we want to convey the value of the solutions we offer. We do this by placing the customer at the center of every conversation.

Closing thoughts

As you may have understood, our mission is to make customers reach high quality standards and we are really proud of our collaborative relationship that we’ve created over the years together with Inox Tech S.p.A.

Here you can find feedback from the many customers who have chosen us and we hope that you can soon become one of them, too.

Therefore, if you need help in choosing the best measuring instruments for your specific needs, and / or you need calibration reports (even on instruments of other brands), do not hesitate to contact our technical department.

You can call us at +39 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or if you prefer, you can contact us in writing at sales@samatools.it.

MECSPE is the acronym for Specialized Mechanics. In Italy, it’s the most important fair for the manufacturing industry.  This fair began in Parma about twenty years ago, and in 2019 was replicated in southern Italy, with the MECSPE Bari edition.   It’s a great opportunity to meet the main exhibitors in the specialized mechanics sector and learn the latest news and market trends.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate at this important event.

MECSPE at BolognaFiere

MECSPE is the leading Italian B2B trade fair for manufacturing technologies and innovation.

In 2022, it attracted 39,348 highly profiled visitors with decision-making powers from key manufacturing industry sectors.

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 in 2022 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.

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 come see at our stand.

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!

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.

 

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. !

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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.

 

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.