SOURCE: ADCOLE Corporation

ADCOLE Corporation

September 28, 2011 09:01 ET

Cam Tester From ADCOLE Upgraded to Measure Camshafts With Gears

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - ADCOLE Corporation has announced an upgraded camshaft measuring machine that is designed with a wide diameter offset follower to accommodate larger diameter cams with built-in gears.

The ADCOLE Model 911 Camshaft Gage is ideal for measuring camshafts up to 90" long and has an offset follower with 6.1" travel to accommodate larger diameters with built-in gears. Featuring an air-actuated open-close of the tailstock, with a video monitor to assure the center hole is lined up and engaged, this camshaft measuring machine has a ball bearing spindle with run-out under 0.2 µm and a footswitch operated tailstock restraint.

Automatically measuring 360 degrees around the part, including all cam lobes, reference journals, timing features, and keyways, the ADCOLE Model 911 Camshaft Gage is capable of the submicron detection of material buildup or other form irregularities. This cam tester is the world standard for milling and grinding machine tool users to make certain there is product conformance among suppliers and OEMs.

The ADCOLE Model 911 Camshaft Gage is priced from $150,000.00 and up. Price quotations and literature are available upon request.

About ADCOLE Corporation

ADCOLE Corporation is global center of expertise for designing and manufacturing the world's highest accuracy machines for measuring camshafts, crankshafts and pistons, as well as digital sun angle sensors for space satellites. No other company can better measure critically important reciprocating engine components or the angle to the sun.

Founded in 1957, Adcole has manufacturing facilities in both Massachusetts and Florida and offices across the world, maintaining close relationships with their customers. The company's success, to a large extent, is based upon responding to their customers' requests for further refinements based upon their real-world experience. Most of these refinements have dealt with the need for higher accuracy and the need to measure more parameters including radius, profile, taper, crown, timing angle, diameter, velocity, acceleration, runout, and roundness and concentricity.

Today, over 500 automobile and supplier companies worldwide employ Adcole computerized inspection gages for quality control checks on camshafts and crankshafts. These companies include General Motors, Ford, ThyssenKrupp, VW, Chrysler, Toyota, Fiat, Nissan, Renault, Hyundai, Volvo, Suzuki, Caterpillar, Daimler, BMW, Honda, Cummins, FAW, Tata, MAN, John Deere, SAIC, FAW, and Dong Feng.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    ADCOLE Corporation
    J. Brooks Reece
    Vice President
    669 Forest Street
    Marlborough, MA 01752
    (508) 485-9100
    FAX (508) 481-6142
    e-mail: breece@adcole.com
    www.adcole.com