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Controls & Controllers

Glebar Develops Advanced Automotive Manufacturing Process for Fuel Injection Nozzle Valves

June 8, 2016

Single Disc Roller Application Reduces Lead Times and Tooling Costs; Supports Fast Track Development Projects and Long-Term Production Runs RAMSEY, N.J. – Glebar (www.Glebar.com) has developed a centerless grinding process on its GT 610 CNC for automotive manufacturers that expedites the development process of fuel injector nozzle valves, leading to... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

OSAI Provides CNC Control for Fabru PlastJet 3C 3D Printers Providing High Precision, Simultaneous High-Speed Operation

April 25, 2016

Chicopee, MA – OSAI announced that it now provides its OPENcontrol for the Fabru PlastJet 3C Model printers. These printers provide high precision, high-speed operation using three different plastic materials simultaneously. Designed for industrial prototype applications, the PlastJet 3C operation is based on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) following a CAM path managed by OSAI’s... Read More

Controls & Controllers

ACU-RITE Sharpens its Pencil to Help Schools Offer the Best in Machining

December 10, 2015

Schaumburg, IL – ACU-RITE, a brand of HEIDENHAIN, has renewed its initiative to bring students interested in the precision metalworking field the newest and best technology available today. To do so, ACU-RITE is partnering with local distributors to provide its MILLPWRG2 CNC controllers and DRO packages at deep discounts to all schools with precision metalworking and vocational programs. ... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Remote Controller simplifies navigation with chartplotters.

November 27, 2015

Centralizing navigation functions, Simrad OP50 Remote Controller is designed to operate multiple NSS and NSO evo2 multifunction displays (MFDs) efficiently and reliably in all conditions. Features include multi-axis control rotary dial with up/down/left/right, rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise, and press-to-enter capabilities; keypad; and dedicated button that cycles through available displays. Notification of vital information is relayed via alarms using built-in high-decibel speaker. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Rockwell Automation and FANUC Work Together to Optimize Manufacturing Production

November 20, 2015

Industrial IoT drives need for integrated solutions throughout The Connected Enterprise CHICAGO — As manufacturing companies aspire to drive tangible value from the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), they look to streamline and integrate processes as one of the most efficient steps to achieve an IoT-ready production and supply network. Rockwell Automation and FANUC are collaborating on... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Bosch Rexroth to Exhibit Latest CNC and Components for Highly Productive Machine Automation Solutions at FABTECH 2015

November 9, 2015

Bosch Rexroth will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2015 in booth S2324 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, November 9-12. The booth will showcase a range of drive and control technologies to help manufacturers improve productivity. Highlights include: Scalable CNC solutions with new multi-touch operator panels Electric and hydraulic drives with multi-Ethernet functionality IP65 cabinet-free... Read More

Controls & Controllers

CNC System supports axis sharing.

October 9, 2015

Extending flexibility of Flexium+ 68 CNC architecture, axis sharing facility provides efficient means of controlling high number of functionally interrelated groups of motion axes, by using advanced dynamic resource allocation techniques to share control across multiple CNC kernels. Up to 32 servo drivers can be timeshared by any CNC kernel in system. Typical applications include multi-station production centers and rotary transfer machines with complex multi-role axis control requirements. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage

ACU-RIT's MILLPWRG2 Control Now Offers More to Milling

July 9, 2015

SCHAUMBURG, IL –The ACU-RITE MILLPWRG2 control is today's easiest-to-operate CNC for vertical knee and bed mills, and is now available with an optional AMIG2 console offering users the ability to use common interfaces as well as control its host machine tool's spindle. This compact AMIG2 electrical cabinet is now available in two configurations: 1)    The AMIG2 Standard has... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Low Power Usage Controllers support 1.2-10.1 in. touchscreens.

June 5, 2015

Housed in ultra-tiny 2.5 x 2.6 mm WLCSP, maXTouch U Series enables designers to build thin and flexible touchscreen designs using single layer, on-cell, and hybrid on-cell touchscreens with intelligent wake-up gestures and buttons. Devices support differentiated features for variety of applications including 1.0 mm passive stylus, water rejection with stylus operation, multi-finger glove touch, up to 20 mm hover, and ultra-low power modes down to 10 µW in deep sleep for wearable applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

The Art of Railroad Axle Manufacturing

April 14, 2015

Remanufactured three-stage lathe line with Sinumerik 840D sl CNC provides dynamic solution for railroad axle manufacturer Euro Machinery Specialists (Menomonee Falls, WI) recently remanufactured a 1960s vintage Snyder "Three-Stage" lathe machining line for its customer, Standard Forged Products (McKees Rocks, PA), for use in the production of rail and locomotive axles.  Owing to the change... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

CNCs support safety communication with PAC control systems.

November 18, 2014

Available for FANUC Series 3xi-B CNCs, EtherNet/IP Adapter Safety function enables safety communication with Logix PAC systems. Function communicates digital input/output signals across Ethernet to simplify hardware and connections needed. Using CIP Safety functionality of EtherNet/IP Adapter Safety function with dual check safety, sending side device cross-checks safety signals, adds inspection data, and then transmits both data sets to receiving side device. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Computer Numerical Control cuts machining cycle times.

September 22, 2014

With Seamless Corner Control, MAZATROL SmoothX CNC minimizes vibrations and helps shorten part-machining cycle times via cutter path adjustments made when machining into corners. Variable Acceleration Control maintains maximum acceleration/deceleration for set of combined axes in real-time. Using 3D assist feature, Quick MAZATROL programming screen streamlines part programming via 3D CAD input. Additional features include intuitive HMI, 5-axis virtual machining, and Intelligent Pocket Milling. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Software

Beckhoff Automation Showcases Industry 4.0 Concepts at IMTS 2014

September 3, 2014

Innovative solutions such as Google Glass in automation to highlight Beckhoff booth located in the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) section SAVAGE, Minnesota – Beckhoff Automation is set to bring leading-edge Industry 4.0 concepts to attendees of the IMTS trade show, held September 8 – 13, 2014 in Chicago's McCormick Place. In the march toward Industry 4.0, the 4th... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Advanced CNC Systems Help Us Machine Tool Manufacturer to Extend Competitive Edge

August 26, 2014

Naperville, Illinois – Advanced CNC systems from NUM are helping US machine tool manufacturer Bourn Koch, Inc. to extend its competitive edge in the market by using state-of-the art machine control software. Following a highly successful project to migrate control of powerful 7-axis horizontal gear hobbers to NUM’s Flexium CNC platform, the company is now standardizing on this control... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

B&R to Present Integrated Machine Control Platform at IMTS 2014

August 13, 2014

Modular automation solution unifies CNC, PLC, HMI, robotics, safety and more At this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 8-13 in Chicago's McCormick Place, BR will exhibit its innovative automation solutions at booth E-4901.  B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic, general motion, robotics,... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Controller with Extensive Cutting Know-how

August 5, 2014

Wiesbaden (Germany) - Eckelmann AG presents its E°EXC 88 controller as a novelty at the EuroBLECH. The new generation of CNC, PLC and Motion applications excels through compactness, low power consumption and a large instruction set of its CNC core. A highly versatile function library is available for the automation of all kinds of cutting machines. It has everything needed from bevel cutting to... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Fanuc Introduces CNC Innovations that Improve Machining Performance, Ease of Use and Maintenance at IMTS 2014, Booth #S-8919

July 7, 2014

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – FANUC America Corporation introduces CNC innovations that improve machining performance, ease of use and maintenance at IMTS 2014 Booth #S-8919.  These include: introduction of the new Series 0i-F CNC with new commonality of design and 15” display option, a new CNC platform with built in Bluetooth technology and digital servo adapter with new EtherCAT interface. ... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Siemens Showcases Family of CNC at IMTS, Booth E-5010

June 13, 2014

From the job shop to the retrofit operation, moldmakers to mass production departments at the world's leading auto, aero and medical manufacturers, Siemens continues to push the envelope on CNC technology.  With the introduction of the 808 at IMTS in 2012, we took a bold step into the job shop world, as this basic CNC brings the power, flexibility and reliable performance of Siemens technology... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments, Green & Clean

Advanced CNC increases milling/turning machine capabilities.

February 25, 2014

To improve accuracy, surface finish, safety, and communication capabilities for basic milling and turning machines, Sinumerik 808D Advanced offers up to 5 axes/spindle motion control on single machine channel. Drive bus communication occurs between CNC and drive for maximum position control, and data transfer is supported over standard Ethernet protocol. Auto Servo Tuning (AST) lends to optimal surface quality and repeatable part accuracy in mold and die applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers

CNC System automates threaded wheel grinding.

December 16, 2013

Based on Flexium+ CNC platform, CNC Solution cuts grinding machine threading-in times to accelerate throughput and increases machining accuracy to DIN class 3. Electronic gearbox allows all master axes and spindle to be fully synchronized. With Fast Gear Alignment Function, aligning grinding wheel with 180 mm diameter gear and 71 helical teeth takes 0.5 sec, without any need to acquire acoustic signatures or make manual adjustments. Read More