Bearing Inspection Systems

Anderon Meters are used to inspect ball bearings, while Wavimeters are used to inspect the finish of bearing parts. Previously used exclusively by bearing manufacturers, these devices are increasingly being brought in-house by those who use bearings, such as motor manufacturers, as the significance of bearing quality control gains wider recognition. Sugawara's Bearing Inspection Systems help reduce the operating noise of home appliances such as air conditioners as well as noise in automobiles. An Anderon Meter can be used to inspect delivered bearing products as well as to determine requisite bearing quality. By developing a high-performance spindle with minimal runout, Sugawara recently commercialized a revolutionary Anderon Meter capable of measuring to an accuracy within 0.1 Anderon. This enables high-accuracy measurements for quieter bearings.