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Nowadays, Ecol Studio Spa is a well-known company that works in various areas including health and safety in the workplace, but this company also does much more. Let’s read on to find out.

All our customers have different stories. Some are described on their websites; others are found in books. This is the case of Ecol Studio Spa and through its founding member, we are able to read the pages related to its history, chalk-full of events and difficulties which were faced and eventually overcome.

The origins

Back in 1982, Guido Fornari and his two friends, founded Ecol Studio, located in Garfagnana, Lucca, in the splendid region of Tuscany.

It was a very small company that worked in environmental analysis.

Initially, the income generated was not enough to meet the needs of three families, and eventually the three friends parted ways.

Guido pressed on, also working in another company to make ends meet, but without ever losing sight of his biggest goal: to make a billion lire in 10 years!

The dream began to take shape five years later, when Ecol Studio expanded, making use of trained staff such as Mario Santi, an employee who became a very important technical figure for the company.

From that moment on, the company has grown exponentially, both in the number of collaborators, offices opened in the area and of course, in turnover, which exceeded the initial target even before the hoped for 10 year mark.

In photo: the book by Guido Fornari with SAMA Tools material

Ecol Studio today, not only health and safety

Today Ecol Studio assists the growth of companies in the implementation of policies aimed at sustainable development.

The analysis laboratories are ACCREDIA certified, in compliance with the UNI CEI EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2018 standard.

The main operational areas of the company are:

Health and safety with regularly calibrated measuring instruments

Ecol Studio has always promoted prevention in the workplace, to avoid accidents and occupational diseases and ensure the physical, mental and social well-being of each worker.

It assists companies in compliance with the laws, to avoid sanctions and implement organizational and management models.

The company prepares the DVR, the risk assessment document in relation to the production activity carried out and the dangers present. In addition, Ecol carries out all the necessary measurements, with high-performance and regularly calibrated measuring instruments.

Examples of measurements include:

  • Ergonomics and manual and mechanical use
  • Noise, vibrations, electromagnetic fields, optical radiation
  • Confined environments
  • Microclimate
  • Electrical risk etc.
health and safety sector

In photo: some of the application fields of Ecol Studio

Environment

Ecol Studio also aims to assist companies with compliance concerning environmental regulations and to improve their green and energy performance.

These are always very delicate processes that require monitoring, compliance with delivery times and the presentation of practices.

Ecol manages everything by collaborating with the relevant bodies.

Product quality

Ecol Studio offers reliable solutions and tests to create products and implement processes that comply with the required standards, following the constantly evolving current legislation.

The generational transition of Ecol Studio

In 2021 Guido Fornari published the book entitled: “Da un sogno a multinazionale” where he tells how he managed the generational transition of the company, by introducing his two sons in the company. One of his two sons, Claudio Fornari, “ate, breathed and slept” the company as a child and also had important experiences outside the family business; he was then able to reinterpret his path in an original way, gradually assisting his father at the helm of the company.

Over the years, the other son expressed a desire to create a different business and left the company.

It is a good story to read about and reflect on. It also sends a very clear message: “Children can be a great opportunity for a family business, just as the company represents a great opportunity for them. However, there must be no obligation, no pressure, no destiny is already written.”

In 2021, Ecol Studio S.p.A. also joined the Lifeanalytics group, contributing to the development of the largest network of laboratories in Italy at the service of companies.

“The more we are, the better we make the world! … In the last forty years, teamwork has allowed us to achieve extraordinary results together with our customers … Today, the same vision and the same culture allow us to take a step forward: the partnership between Lifeanalytics and Ecol Studio represents a strategic union of companies” Cit. Guido Fornari

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In photo: the history steps of of Ecol Studio

Ecol Studio collaborates with S.A.M.A. Italia to keep their measuring instruments always calibrated.

Guido Fornari, in his book: “Azienda no problem” of 2019, affirms the importance of choosing strategic partners, which allows you to conduct your business in the best and most proficient way possible.

“When it comes to professionals, surround yourself with the best if you want great performance. It is useless to save by relying on someone with little experience … It is your responsibility to choose the best partners”

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).

SAMA Tools measuring instruments

The business areas in which S.A.M.A. Italia operates are many, including the monitoring, testing and control for the measurement of Temperature, Pressure, Relative Humidity, Air Quality, CO and CO2, Microclimate, Photo-radiometry, Air Speed, Acoustics and Vibrations.

The brand we recommend, in addition to our own SAMA Tools brand-name instruments, is Delta Ohm, an Italian company specialized in the parameters described above, of which we are authorized resellers in many regions of Italy.

sama italia and delta ohm

Photo by www.canva.com: SAMA Tools and Delta Ohm

Measuring instruments calibration service

In addition to measuring instruments, we also offer calibration services on other brands of instruments.

We are talking about both standard calibration reports with reference to acknowledged samples which we directly supply, and ACCREDIA certificates.

We are very careful to select accredited calibration centers with modern laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

Delta Ohm is accredited for physical quantities, such as Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Air Velocity, Acoustics, Photo radiometry. Therefore, we are able to provide our customers with complete kits of instruments with subsequent periodic calibrations.

Our mission

Our mission is to assist customers in their quality control activities, and we are committed to providing the best solutions to meet their individual needs, as in the case of Ecol Studio Spa.

Do you need help with measuring tools to ensure high accuracy and high quality? Are you looking for advice on the best instrument for your specific needs? Don’t hesitate to contact our technical department!

Call us at 05843923420584392453 or write us at sales@samatools.it

 

 

Different industries need to control different aspects of their processes. Some of the most common ones are:

  • Vibrations.
  • Temperature.
  • Pressure.
  • Friction and wear.
  • Corrosion and abrasion.

What does control of the continuous improvement process mean?

Speaking about controlling processes for continuous improvement means focusing on one important step of a common methodology that search for perfection.

Here is the theme we will deal with if you continue reading this article.  First we will talk about the phase of data collection and analysis as no process can be improved if there is no information about it. Even better if it is possible to monitor the process for long periods and under different conditions.

How is controlling processes for continuous improvement possible?

As it was mentioned above, controlling processes for continuous improvement requires collecting data, which means that measuring instruments take an important role.
Some of these instruments can be directly installed in the production line and others require to be handled, usually by operators from the quality control or maintenance departments who report their findings for continuous improvement purposes.

Measurement and control instruments are divided into two main categories:

  • Non-destructive testing instruments.
  • Destructive testing instruments.

From these two categories, non-destructive instruments are increasingly gaining popularity, and they are especially useful when controlling process for continuous improvement.

The reason is that, as the name suggests, these instruments allow the performance of tests, measurements and checks that do not alter the integrity of the sample being analyzed. This results in a more cost-effective improvement process.

controlling process for continuous improvement

Continuous improvement with Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C.

Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. is a company that partners with the most prestigious brands around the world to help their customers with the selection, configuration, installation and commissioning of equipment and instruments used in controlling processes for continuous improvement.

Their customers fall mainly in the following sectors:

  • Mining.
  • Energy generation.
  • Oil and gas.
  • Water treatment.
  • Industrials.

Of course, before partnering with any brand, they perform a rigorous study of the quality and the reliability of the equipment and instruments provided by the company owning the brand.
In addition, they make sure only the latest technologies that allow accurate control and measurement of physical and chemical parameters are the ones they represent for the customers in the sectors mentioned above.

This said, we are proud to be one of the group of partners that Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. represents. We work closely together so that they can offer their customers the best non-destructive testing and measurement instruments used when controlling processes for continuous improvement.

Among the instruments offered by Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. in representation of S.A.M.A Italia s.r.l., we want to highlight the following:

Vibration meters vibration meter sa6380

Rotating machines and other equipment operating in a production line or servicing different facilities in an industrial plant usually generate vibrations which can be considered normal.
Controlling vibration levels is very important, since any vibrations going out of the normal range of operation may result in a catastrophic failure, which means unexpected downtime and financial loss.

Moreover, controlling vibrations may improve the efficiency of the machinery which means an improvement in the whole process.
Our SA6360 and SA6380 models allow their customers to measure different parameters related to vibrations such as:

  • Acceleration
  • RMS velocity
  • Displacement

Measurements can be made on the 3 axes simultaneously and the portability of the design allows for an easy operation while on the field.

Infrared thermometers

Almost any single process in a production plant requires a specific temperature range for optimal results. Therefore, controlling processes temperatures to the most accurate possible levels is essential to achieve the desired improvements.

Installing equipment that is fixed within the process is a common practice, although it may not be the most cost-effective solution for many applications. Therefore, using a hand-held thermometer is a better option in such cases.

However, many times the temperatures are so high that it would be dangerous for an operator to take temperature measurements with a contact thermometer. Other times, the point of measurement is not easily reachable. Here’s where infrared thermometers are essential.

We offer four models: SA350 – SA652 – SA960 – SA1450

And all of them provide the following benefits:

  • Easy to use thermometer.
  • Response time is almost immediate.
  • Safe contactless measure.

infrared thermometer

Ultrasonic thickness gauge

This is a very important tool for quality control and maintenance processes. It consists in measuring the thickness of a piece in detail. By using this tool, the operator can obtain results by measuring from one side only with the help of a probe, thus eliminating the need for complicated and hazardous activities such as going inside a vessel.

With an ultrasonic thickness gauge, it is easy to detect problems that may reduce the efficiency of the process, for example:

  • Material loss due to corrosion and erosion.
  • Structural and welding problems on ships hulls and other components.
  • Damage resulting from splitting materials.
  • Defects on the surface finish of a finished product.

Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. provides their customers with our ultrasonic thickness gauge – SA8812 which allows them to measure the thickness on different materials, including:

  • SteelThickness gauge kit
  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Zinc
  • Quartz Glass
  • Polyethylene
  • PVC
  • Gray Cast Iron
  • Spheroidal Iron

Through coating ultrasonic thickness gauge

Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. offers their customers this variation of the ultrasonic thickness gauge which allows accurate measurements of coated parts.
The main benefit is that the instrument is capable of discriminating the coating applied over the metallic substrate, thus avoiding the need from removing part of that coating which would mean increased operational costs.

Our SAUT310D-SW model is frequently used in nautical and maritime maintenance operations, and it is also very useful for the pressurized containers sector.

Final considerations

We offer a wide variety of non-destructive testing tools and measuring instruments apart from the ones highlighted here.
We strive to provide our customers with the best solutions to cover their needs, and we support them with certified high-quality tools.

Mejora de Procesos Industriales S.A.C. trusts us to be the best alternative for their customers, giving us the responsibility to support their reputation as a provider of high-quality tools used when controlling processes for continuous improvement.

If you need help with non-destructive testing tools and measuring instruments, or would like advice on the best instrument for your specific case, do not hesitate to contact our technical department.

You can call us at 0584/392342 – 0584/392453 or, alternatively, book a video meeting with us!