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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.

sama dukometal instruments

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!

 

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:

Measuring and calibration instruments. Mechanical field sama tools

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.

Measuring and calibration instruments. DKC production

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.

Measuring and calibration instruments. DKC particular production

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.