LAYOUT MACHINES...Then... and Now...
In 1958, the first generation of layout machines was introduced to industry by the Portage Machine Company of Akron, Ohio. The machine's original use was that of a quality control tool for casting companies as they prepared raw castings for machining. Significantly, the machines were used to verify that sufficient stock was available in the casting shape before time and effort was devoted to the machining operations.
Over the years, the layout machine was continually refined. The addition of electronic measuring systems further expanded its efficiency.
Quality control staffs of major manufacturers began to recognize the machine's versatility and hundreds of applications were developed as measuring standards evolved.
Today, the layout machine is used as a sophisticated measurement tool in these typical applications:
- Auto/Truck frames
- Tire molds
- Pattern manufacturing
- Sheet metal fabrication
- Welding and machining fixtures
- Positioning assemblies
- Other industrial uses where precision measurements are critical
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