Inspection tech helps tractor maker

Author Cutting Tool Engineering
June 12, 2023 - 03:00pm

By Vicivision America

Trenton S.p.A. is a manufacturer focused mainly on making parts for machines and tractors used for agriculture. Giordano Cecchini, who works in quality control, said there are competitive benefits to having a Vicivision measuring machine involved in producing parts at the facility.

“A company like Trenton,” he said, “with its good reputation, is a real landmark in this area. Most of the manufacturing is done in-house, (and) we take care of many different client requests. In terms of production and quality, we always try to have the best equipment available, (and) this machine can be used to carry out inspection on an entire line.”

Trenton measures shafts with a Vicivision optical measuring machine.
Trenton measures shafts with a Vicivision optical measuring machine. Image courtesy of Vicivision

The accuracy and simplicity that the machine provides allows Trenton to better prioritize its time for more important tasks for operational needs. The company uses an M2018 Techno with a touch probe to measure the many different parts made there.

“We can produce parts up to 1,500 mm in length and inspect them on the Vici machine (using) the touch probe to measure keyway slots and planes,” Cecchini said. “This machine measures parts 2,000 mm in length and 180 mm in width, giving Trenton the versatility we need in measuring the mechanical components we create.”

Investing in a Vicivision machine came from the decision to combine quantity and quality in production, and it’s this combination that makes Trenton a cutting-edge company capable of manufacturing many parts, from facing and centering to grinding.

According to the company, it can measure a part in 93 seconds, and the results indicate the validity of the part being measured. The tolerances for each measurement are defined by either a green or red line indicating the accuracy of the measurements for the product produced. Catching inaccuracies early can reduce the amount of waste, therefore saving a significant amount of time and money.

The company reports that the machine has been a great investment for ensuring efficiency and accuracy in the process of making high-quality products. Trenton has had the machine for more than a year and over time has created many programs that give the ability to increase the number of inspected parts. This has helped the entire production line and enabled the company to better anticipate the needs of customers. 

For more information about Trenton’s use of Vicivision’s measuring machine, view a video presentation at

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Related Glossary Terms

  • centering


    1. Process of locating the center of a workpiece to be mounted on centers. 2. Process of mounting the workpiece concentric to the machine spindle. See centers.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • quality assurance ( quality control)

    quality assurance ( quality control)

    Terms denoting a formal program for monitoring product quality. The denotations are the same, but QC typically connotes a more traditional postmachining inspection system, while QA implies a more comprehensive approach, with emphasis on “total quality,” broad quality principles, statistical process control and other statistical methods.