Raymond Improves Product Quality Measurement Capabilities

GREENE, NY -- The Raymond Corporation announced it has improved its quality measurement capabilities by adding a Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to its Greene, N.Y. manufacturing facility. The Zeiss CMM enables The Raymond Corporation to more rapidly evaluate prototype component designs and to perform faster, more accurate inspection of many purchased and production parts.

"The addition of this machine is just another example of Raymond's commitment to continuous process and quality improvement," said Dan Hawryschuk, Raymond's vice president of operations in the Greene facility. "Modern parts and designs are based on complex, curvilinear functions and need to be inspected using a three-dimensional process. The linkage between the 3-D solids modeling system and the Zeiss CMM lets us identify and measure points on a 3-D model with greater precision and speed. These measurements are more consistent and not open to an operator's interpretation, so we get more consistent and repeatable precision in the development and manufacture of components."

The Zeiss CMM feeds data directly to an engineering work station equipped with "Pro Engineering" computer system technology, thereby providing a direct link between engineers and parts being measured for quality control, design or revision. It can be used on parts up to 10 feet long, 5 feet wide and 4 feet high.

The Raymond Corporation is a leading North American provider of materials handling solutions that improve space utilization and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater operator acceptance.

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