Parlec to Showcase its Innovative Technologies and Products at WESTEC 2008


Rochester, NY, January 28, 2008 - Parlec, Inc., a worldwide leader in tooling, workholding, and presetting solutions, announced it will exhibit its presetting, high-speed tooling, workholding, and driven and static solutions at WESTEC 2008 Exposition and Conference in Los Angeles, California, March 31 - April 3, 2008, Booth 2963.

Parlec will showcase its Series 1500 Parsetter TMM®, the latest innovative tool measuring system that provides complete presetting, tool inspection and tool measurement along with exceptional repeatability under almost any condition.

Representatives and technical experts will be on hand to demonstrate distinguishing features of the 1500 including the system's ergonomic, one-hand positioning which allows the tool edge to come quickly into view, while the dynamic crosshairs automatically find and track the cutting edge. Another advanced feature is the flexible configuration of axial orientation and measurement values, which allow the 1500 to be used for both turning and milling applications on one vertical presetting platform.

ParleVision Plus 6®, Parlec's most advanced measuring and tool data management software, will also be demonstrated at the show.

In addition to its presetting solutions, Parlec's high-speed tooling solutions, including balanceable toolholders and heat shrink systems will be showcased at this year's WESTEC show. These solutions utilize the industries latest technology, allowing for sustained precision, functionality and durability throughout a wide-range of applications.

Some of the Features and Benefits of Parlec's New Line of Balanceable Toolholders Include:
o Radial offset nylon patch screws that make balancing in under three minutes possible.
o Radial offset increases the screws pitch for best adjustment resolution.
o 90 degree linear positioning keeps the correction plane separation for maximized accuracy.
o Centrifugal force applies radial pressure on the screw preventing any movement or dislodgement under high rotational speeds.
o Offered as standard in Parlec tools that are purposely selected for their performance in high speed machining.

Some of the Features and Benefits of using Parlec's Heat Shrink System Include:
o Maximum (360 degree) gripping power with exceptional concentricity.
o Improved balance design with no moving pieces.
o Low centrifugal force due to low holder mass.
o Made of double tempered tool steel for exceptional durability and cycle life (with proper use, toolholder life should exceed that of standard end mill holders).
o Takes less than 10 seconds to change a cutting tool.
o Through-spindle coolant capacity.
o Allows for greater speeds and feeds, better finishes, increased tool life and increased productivity due to its high speed machining capacity.

"Because of our companywide commitment to excellence and constant improvement, we can continue to present the market with the latest product options and enhancement," said Michael Nuccitelli, President and CEO of Parlec, Inc. "We will be showcasing some of the industry's most advanced and innovative technologies and products at this year's show."

Parlec's workholding line will also be on display at WESTEC. The PWS-6900 vise, with the largest jaw opening in its class (nine inches), will be available for demonstration. This vise has an angle-lock design to prevent lifting of the movable jaw and offers a bed height matched to size 2.875" (73.025mm) +/- 0.0005" with repeatability within 0.001. Production series vises, with features designed specifically for the grueling production environment, will also be on site.

Parlec will also feature its full line of driven and static tools, which incorporate cutting edge design in bearing, seal and gear technology and ensures strength and speed throughout continued and frequent use.

For more information on these and other innovative solutions, go to www.parlec.com or visit our display at WESTEC, Booth 2963.

Parlec, Inc., (www.parlec.com) a worldwide leader in tooling, workholding, and presetting solutions, offers more than 50 years of experience in CNC tooling innovation. The company provides a complete line of manufacturing products from its headquarters in Fairport, NY. Parlec offers unmatched levels of technology and support on a global basis with sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Parlec's product family, comprised of more than 8,000 individual products, includes solutions for toolholding, boring, tapping, driven and static tooling, presetting and workholding.

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