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Complex measurement capabilities expanded with SmartScope Flash 500

About the company

Polymermedics are specialists in injection molding and assembly within controlled environments. They work across the pharmaceutical and medical industry, producing 1.6 billion parts annually that are sold across the globe.

The Challenge

Since their establishment, Polymermedics has expanded rapidly, taking on increasingly large and complex products under tight deadlines. With their customer base expanding, and demanding increasingly complex products, Polymermedics recognized the need to upgrade their measurement technology to ensure they were continuing to match the market’s needs.

The OGP Solution

Polymermedics invested in a SmartScope Flash™ 500 metrology system from OGP® UK, allowing them to expand their measurement capabilities.

Derren Blewett, Polymermedics Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager said, “Our injection moulding machine workshop runs 24/7. We had an existing customer base and their measurements were quite simple, but our new customer base was demanding bigger parts. We needed a bigger machine.”

Having worked with OGP UK before to purchase and install a SprintMVP™ 300, Polymermedics was confident in their investment of an OGP SmartScope Flash 500 metrology system.

“We did look at other companies but no one matched up to the service OGP UK provided”, said Blewett. “If you’re going to measure the same parts numerous times, you’re going to have to start to look at the fixtures that will enable you to measure multi-parts repeatedly, accurately, and while saving time. OGP UK was very helpful in the selection process. They knew exactly what we wanted. They explained the running system on the SprintMVP was exactly the same as the Flash 500 when we bought the new machine.”

The Results

The team at OGP UK ensured a quick and smooth transition from the previous SprintMVP™ 300 to the Flash 500, ensuring it was ready for use within a day.

Derren Blewett explained, “We have been using our SprintMVP 300 now for 4 years and that machine has never missed a beat. They come down, spend a day servicing it and calibrating it and then it just runs from one year to the next without a hitch.

I was expecting weeks of a transition period. We didn’t want to spend hundreds of pounds and hours training our staff. We needed a quick transition from the SprintMVP 300 to running the Flash 500 in, or the new machine needed to be in tandem with it. All the OGP Machines run from the same software which makes the transition a really easy process. They were up and running within a day, which I thought was exceptional.

The quality and reliability of the previous OGP system gave Polymermedics full confidence when taking the step and investing in the Flash 500. The expert maintenance from the OGP UK team has ensured that Polymermedics machines continue to operate at their full capacity.”