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Stahli Lapping Technologies Advances Productivity through Use of Single Side in-process Measurement

May 26, 2016

The Stahli FH-602 series is advancing the manufacturing industry with a fully automated single side in-process measurement system. This machine series allows customers to efficiently and effectively perform quality measurements in one single process minimizing out of machine quality checks and reducing changeover time. The FH-602 also promotes energy efficiency by allowing for a continuous... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Textile Industry Products

Butler Automatic SP1 Automatic Film Splicer Reduces Downtime in Medical Device Packaging

May 25, 2016

Splicer performs non-stop film changes in medical device packaging operations Middleborough, MA – Butler Automatic, the inventor and global leader of automatic splicing solutions, announces that its SP1 Series Automatic Film Splicer is ideally suited for medical device packaging applications. The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer increases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Graco HFR Meter Mix and Dispense Systems Deliver High Flow Rates and Large Shot Sizes in Filter Manufacturing and Lamination Applications

May 25, 2016

HFR systems ensure efficient production and low waste through precise, on-ratio dispensing Minneapolis, MN –  Graco (NYSE:GGG), a world leader in fluid handling products and systems, announces that its Hydraulic Fixed Ratio (HFR) Meter, Mix and Dispense Systems are ideal to deliver the precise control required for filter manufacturing applications. With Graco HFR, manufacturers can trust... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Universal Molding Machine uses existing tooling.

May 25, 2016

Using existing green sand or No-Bake tooling, UMM Universal Molding Machine is intended for typical jobbing foundry environment where production is variable and quantities can range from a few pieces to thousands. Machine is available in 1, 2, 4, and 6-station models with capacities from 12 x 12 4/4 to 60 x 60 36/36. Production rates up to 20 molds/hr with 2-station UMM are achieved with one operator. Up to 65 molds/hr with 6-station UMM can be achieved with 2–3 operators – all without rollover. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Textile Industry Products

Material Spreading System features digital touchscreen.

May 24, 2016

Capable of handling material rolls up to 2,200 lb and 50 in. in diameter, Saber C-Series E™ computerized cradle feed machine offers 3 spreading modes: face-up with knife, face-to-face with knife, and face-to-face with catchers. Integrated touchscreen display facilitates input of operational factors such as spread length and splice points from clearly defined menu options. With Windows-based operating system, users can upload marker files via WiFi (optional) from remote computer location. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Key Technology Showcases Next-Generation VERYX(TM) Digital Sorters at INC World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress

May 23, 2016

Key Technology is showcasing its next-generation VERYX™ digital sorters at INC World Nut  Dried Fruit Congress. With highly innovative industry-first advancements such as multi-sensor Pixel Fusion™ and the highest resolution 4-channel cameras and laser sensors available on a digital sorter, VERYX reliably identifies sub-millimeter-size FM and defects. It offers an unprecedented ability to... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

2D Optical Measuring Device provides results in seconds.

May 23, 2016

Utilizing ultra-high resolution camera with precision telecentric lenses, V-CAD 1 provides precise measurements of parts up to 76 x 63 mm in size. Device ensures distortion-free measurement with optimized depth of field over entire calibrated measuring range. Two-dimensional measurements are fully displayed in one window image. With software tool, V-CAD 1 can measure several identical and different parts in single operation. Parts are placed on glass plate without need for manual alignment. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

CNC Grinder features linear drive technology.

May 23, 2016

Featuring extended x- and y-axis movement plus 2 auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping, 5-axis 325linear CNC Grinder operates from 2,500–4,000 rpm, accommodating micro tools, gun drills, hob cutters, and complex geometries, as well as medical implants and orthopedic surgical tools. System offers scalable automation, with 140-position tool changer, 5-24 grinding wheel magazine, and flexible robotic tool gripper. Primary motor spindle operates up to 12,000 rpm with 15 kW max drive output. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Wire EDMs are engineered for optimal pitch and form accuracy.

May 18, 2016

Used in large production runs of complex components, AgieCharmilles CUT X Series delivers pitch accuracy up to ±1.5 µm over areas up to 460 x 320 mm and form accuracy of ±1.5 µm. CNC ensures calibration that optimizes pitch and positioning accuracy, and optimal machining conditions for micro applications are achieved via multiple features as well as precision axes, short measurement loops, dual measurement on all axes, isolation of EDM area from heat sources, and submerged working area. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Machining Systems produce high accuracy parts.

May 17, 2016

Providing precise positioning capabilities that allow it to hold very tight part tolerances, AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X Wire EDM eliminates pitch and positioning errors that would otherwise result in scrapped parts. Shops can achieve ±1.5 µm pitch accuracy over 340 x 240 mm. Mikron MILL X 600 U Milling Machines are designed specifically for production of high accuracy parts with concave and convex part surfaces, especially under high feed rate conditions. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

Gearing Up for Quality at Forest City

May 12, 2016

Keyence IM Series Instant Measurement system saves time and eliminates errors for this Illinois gear manufacturer. Quality inspector, Amy Sovina, says she's not a big fan of turning the knobs on an optical comparator. Not only is it time consuming and tedious, but measurement results are often subjective as well. So when she learned that her employer, Forest City Gear, was purchasing an IM... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Bassett Increases CNC Machining Capacities with New State of the Art Machines

May 11, 2016

Bassett is proud to announce the addition of VF4SS and VF11 CNC machining centers to its arsenal of existing  CNC machines. With the addition of these machines, Bassett has increased its capacity in both size and production volume  with the ability to bring your most complex machined parts to full production quickly.  Bassett has the know-how and equipment to provide quality parts on time... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Hybrid Trunnions reduces setup and increase productivity.

May 10, 2016

Stallion Hybrid trunnions accelerate installation of 3- and 4-jaw chucks, collet chucks, and faceplates without requiring removal of trunnion table. While 9 x 20 in. model holds 6 in. vise, 9 x 23 in. model is designed for double- or single-station, 6 in. vises. Sub-plates and quick-change sub-plates are available with quick-change ballocks, standard baseplates allow trunnion assembly to be offset to one side of machine, and pneumatic brake provides up to 600 lb clamping torque. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Hydraulic Gantry suits lifting and rigging applications.

May 10, 2016

Equipped with 2 stage lifting cylinders, Model SBL900 lifts up to 37 ft and can handle up to 667 tons at top of second stage. Folding boom gantry features self-propelled drive system, self-contained hydraulics, and mechanical locking to hold load for extended periods. Users can operate lift locally at each leg or use Intellilift remote control. Wireless system ensures automatic synchronization of lifting with accuracy of 1 in. and automatic synchronization of travel with accuracy of 0.60 in. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Bright Tin Acid Process suits rack and barrel electroplating.

May 6, 2016

Based on sulfuric acid electrolyte, Technibrite HT 1000 has low current density bright range, even when plating bath temperature and tin concentration parameters are higher than normal. Process can run without chiller, and will produce bright deposit at low current densities at process temperatures as high as 35°C, and with tin concentrations as high as 40 g/L. Cathode efficiencies of up to 90% are achievable. Process is NPE-free and fully RoHS-compliant. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

Stretch Hood Machine secures tall and wide pallet loads.

May 6, 2016

Providing necessary protection and force, Multi FleXL secures and maintains integrity of tall and wide pallet loads throughout supply chain. This stretch hood machine, which wraps loads from 500 x 500 mm and up to 3,200 x 1,700 mm with max height of 3,000 mm, can be configured with up to 4 different film sizes and set up to automatically switch between them to accommodate different loads. Wrapping up to 150 loads/hr, 100% waterproof machine is also designed to eliminate contamination risks. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

DMI Event to Highlight Mazak Innovations that Boost Job Shop Efficiency

May 5, 2016

FLORENCE, Ky., – Mazak distributor Dependable Machine Inc. (DMI) will host an open house at its new technology center in Hayden, Idaho, May 10-12 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PDT). The event will feature Mazak technologies that simplify part production processes as well as enhance shop floor productivity and versatility. A must-see for attendees will be Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothX CNC.... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Sheet Hydroforming Presses feature integrated tool change.

May 4, 2016

In addition to optimized pressure containment system that improves cycle times, Triform Deep Draw BD Series is equipped with ergonomic tool change system that minimizes changeover times. Cartridge-style chamber is conveyed through rear opening of press, presenting blank holder and punch to operator. Presses can convert from Deep Draw configuration to Fluid Cell configuration, for shallow forming without moveable punch tool. With configurable design, presses offer horizontal or vertical layout. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

All-Electric Tube Bender Multiplies Productivity for Cleaning Trolley Maker

May 3, 2016

• integrated bender/piercer helps OEM move to smaller batches and build-to-demand Asheville NC, --- A new all-electric tube and profile bending machine is helping Crisp Clean Services - a manufacturer of mobile cleaning stations - to substantially boost productivity and make its manufacturing process much leaner. The 30 mm bender was specially designed by Unison to improve Crisp... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

Bulk Bag Weigh Batching System integrates tubular cable conveyor.

May 3, 2016

Automated Bulk Bag Weigh Batching System meters ingredients into FLEXI-DISC® Tubular Cable Conveyor, which transports, dust-free, batches of specified weight to processing equipment. While BULK-OUT® BFC Series Discharger has cantilevered I-beam with electric hoist and trolley for forklift-free loading/unloading, FLOW-FLEXER® Activators foster continuous, complete materials discharge. Conveyor accommodates metered and non-metered inlets as well as multiple full-flow outlets and valved outlets. Read More