Force measurement on the move

Starrett to introduce portable and hand held force measurement at Control 2017, Stuttgart

Metrology and measurement specialist, Starrett, is attending Control 2017 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, Stuttgart, from May 9 – 12. The company will be exhibiting its wide range of force and material testing solutions and video measurement machines, as well as introducing a line of portable and hand held force measurement tools at stand number 6536.

Billed as a leading international trade fair for quality assurance (QA), Control 2017 is the 31st edition of the global exhibition. The 2016 show welcomed 914 exhibitors from 31 countries and saw 26,809 visitors over the course of the four-day event. Starrett has exhibited at the show for many years, and it will be using the platform of Control 2017 to introduce a new addition to its force measurement range.

Starrett will showcase its well-established force and material testing systems, that have been specifically designed for high volume production and quality control testing at the event. The latest product to be added to the force measurement range will expand the company’s offering by supporting quality assessors who need force measurement on the move with portable and hand-held machines.

“While force measurement machines that perform batch testing are vital, there is a need for QA testing on a much smaller, more portable scale,” said John Cove, marketing manager of Starrett. “A QA inspector on the shop floor needs force measurement at his fingertips for efficiency and research and development professionals need to be able to test on a small scale. In these situations, relying on a large, immobile machine is impractical. This is why we have developed a range of hand-held and portable devices that will provide highly accurate data on the go.

“Control 2017 is the ideal platform to unveil our new products, as it brings together QA professionals from all around the world. The exhibition always provides excellent business and networking opportunities for Starrett, and we’re looking forward to developing new client and distributor relationships at this year’s show.”

In addition to its force and material testing range, visitors to Starrett’s stand can also see its metrology machines in action,. To find out more, or to arrange a meeting with Starrett’s experts at stand 6536 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, call +44 (0)1835 863501 or e-mail