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S-T Industries Donates Precision Measuring System to Minnesota State University

Will benefit both students and faculty in research and industry projects

Published: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 09:52

(S-T Industries: Mankato, MN) -- S-T Industries, based in St. James, Minnesota, recently donated a video measurement system to Minnesota State University at Mankato’s Department of Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology. The system will enhance students’ study of metrology, the scientific study of measurement that is critical to any manufacturing process.

The 8700 Video Inspection System complements the department’s existing metrology laboratory equipment and will be used by students for product validation using video interpretation.

“Unlike other coordinate measuring machine equipment, the system from S-T Industries will introduce our metrology students to a noncontact inspection method,” says Winston Sealy, an assistant professor of automotive and manufacturing engineering technology. “Moreover, the video system will benefit both students and faculty in research and industry projects and partnerships.”

“Having access to equipment that is actually used in the industry is a huge advantage for students and faculty,” says Margaret Smith, president of S-T Industries. “As a manufacturer in the United States for many years, S-T Industries understands the value of a high-quality workforce and is proud to do its part in helping educate the students at Minnesota State Mankato. This gift is given knowing that many regional manufacturing businesses could benefit from students learning on the latest quality measuring equipment.”

8700 Series Video Inspection Systems from S-T Industries allow precise, noncontact measurement of parts quickly, easily, and reliably. The system is designed to be a dependable, intelligent measuring solution that reduces time and costs associated with a quality assurance program, while maintaining the highest standards in manufacturing.

For more than 70 years, SCHERR-TUMICO measuring products have been produced in Southwestern Minnesota. Since 1983, S-T Industries has expanded the product lines to include a full range of precision hand measuring tools, optical comparators, and video inspection systems.

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For more than 70 years, SCHERR-TUMICO (S-T) measuring products have been produced in Southwestern Minnesota. The tubular frame micrometer was introduced in the early 1940s, the Model 1500 vertical beam optical comparator in the 1950s, and the Model 2500 30-in. optical comparator in the 1960s. Since 1983, S-T Industries Inc. has expanded the product lines to include a full range of precision hand measuring tools, optical comparators, and video inspection systems.