On March 23rd, the Governor of the State of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, announced a “Stay-at-Home” order. This order is currently scheduled to last until April 13, 2020. While this is certainly a challenging time for all, I can assure you BTI is doing our part to be productive in these unprecedented times. Toward that end, we are pleased to support our country and world under the Governments Critical Supplier Designation for specific projects. Additionally, while we understand that some interruptions are unavoidable, we wanted to provide an update on the steps we are taking in an effort to promote health and wellness while minimizing disruptions to our valued customers like you.
Other than limited staff on the manufacturing floor and service we are fully staffed, albeit remotely, in Mechanical, Electrical, Software and Controls Engineering. Additionally, we are partially staffed onsite in other key areas of our business including Operations, Finance, Shipping & Receiving and Purchasing. Lastly our Sales Engineers are available via email, text and phone to answers questions and provide support.
BTI’s Measurement & Testing Services division remains open providing balancing and testing services for designated “Critical Manufacturing Sector Suppliers”.
Our dedication to our customers, employees and country remains steadfast. We have seen this crisis bring out the absolute best in people and are encouraged, by working together, we will come out at the other end of this stronger, more nimble and certainly more adaptable!
Thank you for your time. We wish you and yours the very best!
Repeatability Screen with Numeric Readout and Automatic Test Mode
Repeatability Screen with Numeric Readout and Polar Plots Featuring Automatic Test Mode
Dual Polar Plot Repeatability Screen
Gage R&R (Repeatability & Reproducibility) Screen Featuring Automatic Test Mode
BTI equipment has unparalleled performance and capability testing tools built in. When prompted, these tools permit the equipment to automatically execute testing protocols to verify the performance of both the equipment and parts. Whether it’s spin-to-spin repeatability, gage R&R, or CpK results, our software takes the guesswork out of part and machine performance and capability. Although these tools are available on most all BTI equipment, highly automated machines are more equipped to automate the testing process.
To make part and machine performance issues easier to isolate, BTI has built in many modes of operation that allow problems to be quickly identified and resolved. Some of the modes of operation include Continuous Spin, Start-Stop, Chuck-Unchuck, Chuck-Unchuck Lift and Lower, and Chuck-UnChuck with Part Transfer.
BTI’s software allows you to automatically save the results directly to the machine’s hard drive. You can also save it to a filename and path on your network, or you can save it to a flash drive or external hard drive. The data is saved in a .csv (spreadsheet) format, so it can be easily imported into Excel, Minitab, DIAdem by LabVIEW, AQDEF, or STAT by SAS. You can also connect the machine to a high-speed Internet connection and enable BTI to connect remotely to view the results.