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Commercial Fasteners

Having an increasing need for inspection, Mectron Fastener Inspection Systems have become an integral part of providing manufacturers with the ability to consistently supply and satisfy their customers with 100% inspected and certified parts.

Mectron provides high speed inspection systems by utilizing multiple methods specifically designed for the most critical details of any male or female fastener application. The ‟Qualifier” uses Mectron’s patented lasers for high speed gauging and inspection for an unlimited variety of fasteners in a wide range of materials. Utilizing MECTRON’S patented laser array, the Qualifier provides 360° inspection of each piece, displays its dimensions on the computer touch screen, and automatically inspects the part features and measurements.

The ‟Qualifier” automatically discards any parts that does not meet the customer’s specifications such as deformed, bent, damaged, thread defects (spiral, drunken, roll-ups, etc.), feature deviations, and foreign material. Parts that pose special challenges due to part orientation from piece to piece such as Sems products, patched products, and flanged hex shapes can be inspected and gauged utilizing the ‟Qualifier’s” extensive software capabilities.

In addition to laser technology, Mectron utilizes MI9000 Magnetic Imagery™, an advanced eddy current technique which provides the most complete on-the-fly metallurgical inspection available on the market today. The instrument develops a magnetic image of each part as it passes through the ‟Qualifier’s” to create the part’s unique signature. This full signature provides the opportunity to detect the most critical metallurgical defects such as cracks, material mixes, conductive plating, and hardness by a visual deviation in the magnetic image displayed. Acceptable limits industrial-20fasteners_10431558_250x250can be quickly defined using the touch screen programming capabilities.

The addition of vision inspection in either single or multiple CCD camera configurations to any Mectron System provides capabilities to check for open burst cracks, recess inspection and through –hole applications. The combination of Mectron’s 360° laser array, Magnetic Imagery™ eddy current and vision technologies provides the end user with the most advanced inspection machine available in the market today at speeds up to 500ppm.



  • Bent Parts
  • Blown-up Points
  • Coating Globs
  • Cross holes – presence or blocked
  • Damaged External Torx
  • Damaged Recess
  • Foreign Material
  • Missing Damaged Knurl
  • Missing / Damaged Threads
  • Missing Features
  • Missing Patch
  • Missing Patch / Adhesives
  • Missing / Wrong Washers
  • Oversize / Undersize Diameters
  • Short / Long Parts
  • Spiral Threads
  • Thread Roll-ups
  • Turned Hex


  • Cracks
  • Heat Treatment
  • Missing Electroplatting
  • Mixed Raw Material Grades
  • Wire Seams

Upcoming Events

October 25 - 27, 2016
National Industrial Fastener Expo

Sands Expo & Convention Center
Booth 737
Las Vegas, Nevada