Electronic Process Control Monitors
Slidematic Precision provides complete real-time process monitoring of all production operations.
Slidematic utilizes industry-recognized Process Control Monitors to aid the operators in the production processes for optimizing manufacturing results. The PCM units monitor die block sensors in our cold heading equipment among a multitude of other advanced parameters. The force of each forming station is analyzed for a variation in the Upper and Lower Control limits to ensure uncompromised precision and quality.
When quality parts are being made, the process is very predictable and repeatable. Therefore, the PCM units can “learn” what a good part’s forming forces are, then it will set the limits for the rest of the job based on those results. If the part is not within these force limits, the machine will safely shut down and the operator alerted so no production time, tooling or materials are wasted.
Our precision quality control system benefits your production through:
- Increased productivity
- Increased quality of parts
- Decreased material scrap
- Decreased tooling costs
Slidematic has full metallurgical capabilities. Tests include, but are not limited to the following:
- Hydrogen Embrittlement
- Salt Spray
- Chemical Analysis
Slidematic has a very strict, proactive gage-tracking program. All production gages are tested and/or certified at pre-determined intervals. All gage certifications are electronically available at any time.
We believe that Slidematic has one of the best lot control systems in the industry. All applicable production is traceable at several levels.
Material is traceable to the steel mill heat number. If the steel processor breaks this heat down into smaller batches for processing, then we will use their process number instead.
Plating / Heat Treating
All material that is plated or heat-treated is broken down into its own lot.
Warehousing / Shipping
All product is warehoused by lot number. We know where each lot is at all times. Your packing list will contain the lot number of your shipment.
Slidematic Quality Certification System
If your company requires material, heat treat or plating certifications, we have a completely automated system to handle this. We will email you electronic certs the night of your shipment. What are the benefits of this?
- You do not have to re-scan the certs into your system.
- You can be assured that every shipment will get the proper certs, to the proper person.
- No lost or un-readable paperwork.