QMT News: October 2016
Trescal opens £2m facility

Tresca has opened a new calibration and measurement centre that includes what it says is the UK’s only UKAS accredited facility for rotary table measurement testing.

Located at Pride Park, Derby, the 25,000 sq ft facility has cost over £2 million to build and offers measurement volumes of up to 2.1m by 4.4m by 1.6m on what is probably one of the UK’s largest CMMs. With the ability to measure component parts of up to 10 metric tonnes it offers new possibilities for industries such as aerospace and automotive.

The site features six laboratories in total, all operating under strict climatic conditions. The facility took around seven months to complete, and is now home to 46 employees. Technical capabilities include dimensional, electrical, temperature, pressure & vacuum and torque type calibrations, supported by Product Verification Measurements.

The measurement laboratory features two brand new CMMs, the first with rotary table measurement and the second, a high accuracy machine that offers a measurement performance capability (MPE) of 0.0009mm+L/650mm.
Commenting on the opening of the new laboratories, Steve Powell Branch Manager at Trescal Derby said: “The new Trescal Derby facility is a hub for extensive calibration expertise, strategically placed to support British manufacturing in the East Midlands and beyond.”
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