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Small machine, big performance : the new Sylvac-SCAN S25T

Sylvac compliments the latest generation of Sylvac-Scan machines, with the introduction of the new innovative Scan-S25T for measuring small cylindrical parts.

• Easy to operate with the touch pad operator control panel, in addition to the standard PC with Re-flexScan+ software
• Dynamic LED status bar for classification, status and tailstock force
• Moving optics with unique Sylvac 0-30° tilt for more comprehensive thread measurement
• Automation ready = motorised tailstock, I/O connectivity and pneumatic preparation
• High resolution and high accuracy <1µm diameters / <3µm length
• Full 2D scan of part in 3 seconds!

Machine available from January 2021.

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The funny idea that works

Pioneer of digital measurement with calipers, Sylvac took the strange gamble a few years ago of launching a modelwith a digital micron display on the market. How could this universal measuring instrument suddenly become a precision instrument? The idea that made all the difference was to add a Preset function to the electronics and to use this instrument for comparative measurement.

In other words, you first measure a setting part whose exact value is known, you preset it to that dimension, and then you measure the parts by comparison, which limits the measurement error. While it is obvious that the operator can considerably influence the result depending on the force applied, several R&R tests have shown that with a certain amount of dexterity, you can obtain impressive results.

However, this strange idea, which may leave you skeptical, has found its audience and this unique instrument on the market is now one of our bestsellers.

Product S_Cal EVO Micron

This is SYLVAC #7

" I love my job and the people here " - Paola 25 years in the business at Sylvac "

Paola Simoes has a smile on her face. After 25 years at Sylvac, she is finishing her professional career and is leaving to travel for a few months. She will also take care of her little girl full time and take time for her family.

However, Paola also leaves with a heavy heart: "We spend more time at work than at home, I've been lucky enough to love my job and the people here. "Paola has contributed to the making of thousands of Sylvac instruments over the past 25 years.

Initially hired in the gauging department in 1995, she switched to bounding before moving to the pick and place where she uses the robot on a daily basis. She solders, programs the printed circuits and controls the quality of the products that she has seen greatly evolved (especially precision and quality, she says) over all these years.

"I appreciate being autonomous and the operations that I am entrusted with are varied. It's very interesting. But I also appreciate my colleagues, who I will miss a lot. I was a bit of a mother to all of them in the workshop." Nostalgia had already set in a few weeks before her departure but it's decided, as with those who have already left before, Paola and her colleagues will keep in touch and will meet regularly to share special moments, this time outside the company.

Depth Gauge, Digital Scale and Micrometer Screw with Bluetooth® technology

We further extend our Bluetooth® range with 3 new measuring instruments:

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Integrated Bluetooth® technology with "IoT ready" profiles
  • IP54 Protection - perfectly suited for workshop use
  • Intuitive “Sylvac 3 buttons” interface with quick access to the menu and main functions
  • Favourite button with selectable function
  • Larger display & swivelling display 270° for a more comfortable reading

The dimensional and metrological characteristics are identical to the current models without Bluetooth® and the new products are available from stock.

This is SYLVAC #6

Polymechanical apprentices in training at Sylvac They are both 17 years old and share the same passions for precision mechanics and basketball. Pietro and Naeb are living at Sylvac's for their second year of apprenticeship and they will have to wait another year to be able to participate in industrial production.

Under the watchful eye of their trainer, the future polymechanics will discover the subtleties of the 102 lathe, conventional milling machines, drill columns, saws and become familiar with the machining of steel, aluminium, brass and even plastic....

Pietro came to the industry after an internship. "At first I thought I would work in a bank, but in the end I'm happy to be here because the apprenticeship is much more varied than I imagined. On the other hand, you have to hold on to school, because in addition to machining techniques, you learn about the resistance of materials, maths, physics and chemistry. And it's not easy."

His training is provided by a network of 6 training companies* in the region (including Sylvac) in order to tackle the different aspects of his profession.

Naeb is trained exclusively at Sylvac. He is delighted to have found the perfect job, as he didn't see himself spending his days in front of a computer. "As a child I used to spend time in garages," he recalls. "I liked the mechanics. I discovered watchmaking, which inspired me, to finally turn to precision mechanics. »

On a daily basis, the two young polymechanics use Sylvac's digital measuring instruments to monitor their work and particularly appreciate them. "They are really the best instruments, they are easy to work with. It's easy to work with them. It's hard to understand why not everyone doesn't have one! "they add.

(* www.filierepolymecanicien.ch)