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FIPA Makes Things Happen: Innovative Grippers with a High Closing Force
Pickers

FIPA Makes Things Happen: Innovative Grippers with a High Closing Force

Components for gripping small sprues and large injection-molded components Powerful gripping, jaws that open wide: FIPA (http://www.fipa.com/) is extending its range of gripper components to include a series of miniature grippers and power grippers. Both series deliver a gripping force that is about 20 % higher and have jaws that open wider than comparable components. With the new grippers, we...

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PCB Support Modules handle multiple board widths. .
Manufacturing Equipment

PCB Support Modules handle multiple board widths. .

Benefitial to EMS companies and contract manufacturers, ezLOAD 40 Series features 40 x 40 mm extruded aluminum base and soft foam pad. Compact design, which helps target more specific areas on builds with increased precision, also provides capability to flexibly handle multiple board widths. Protecting components while allowing boards to move freely through assembly line, ESD-safe ezLOAD PAD...

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Tooling System matches proper tool holder to application.
Tool Holders

Tooling System matches proper tool holder to application.

Suited for the aerospace industry, HSK-A125 can handle large-scale titanium and other workpieces on massive tables of machines such as Makino's T2 and T4 models. Product lineup features myriad tool holder types, including HMC and Mega Double Power milling chucks up to 2 in. dia, Mega ER/Mega N/Mega E collet chucks, shrink fit holders, face mill adapters, Kaiser KAB adapters, and Mega Synchro...

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Hitachi Sigma Multi-function Placement Head Brings Flexibility, High Accuracy to PCB Assembly; Exhibiting at IPC/APEX 2012
Machining Heads

Hitachi Sigma Multi-function Placement Head Brings Flexibility, High Accuracy to PCB Assembly; Exhibiting at IPC/APEX 2012

Dallas, Texas, USA- The new Sigma G5 compact, modular mounter, offered by The Production Systems Division (PSD) of Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (HTA) at APEX, features a unique Multi-function head that greatly enhances the system's flexibility and overall process efficiency. The head is a 3 Spindle (nozzle) head, equipped with vacuum and mechanical gripper nozzles. It can change or...

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Specialized Tooling installs self-clinching nuts in 1 operation.
Anvils

Specialized Tooling installs self-clinching nuts in 1 operation.

Integrating modified punch and anvil, PEMSERTER® Tooling can install PEM® Type S self-clinching nuts permanently in thin aluminum sheets without need to pre-punch mounting hole in separate operation. Raised ring on anvil allows fastener to pierce its own mounting hole and then assists in final clinching process. PEM Type S nuts with thread sizes ¼-20, 5/16-18, M6, and M8 and with -2...

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Trelleborg Supports 'e-Go' Innovation
Tooling

Trelleborg Supports 'e-Go' Innovation

High performance tooling block from Trelleborg Offshore has been used in the development of an innovative new Single Seat De-Regulated (SSDR) class aircraft designed by UK based light aircraft company, e-Go aeroplanes. Trelleborg sponsored the project by providing its EP678 tooling block to help with the development of the state-of-the-art 'e-Go' aircraft, which was the winning design in a...

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Spring Loaded Arm fosters ejector stroke absorption.
Tooling

Spring Loaded Arm fosters ejector stroke absorption.

Used when sprues and runner systems do not stay on ejector pins after ejection from mold, GSZ Spring Loaded Sprue Plier Arm enables GRZ 20-16... Sprue/Part Pliers to absorb ejector stroke of mold. This inline spring arm has end ported for quick-touch pneumatic hose connectors and is available with clampable and threaded shafts. Latter includes jam nut and lock washers for plate mounting.

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MC Machinery Systems Introduces New MC Milling Line
Milling Machines

MC Machinery Systems Introduces New MC Milling Line

Wood Dale, IL - MC Machinery Systems, Inc. expands its product supply chain with the new MC Milling line. The Diamond Cut general milling line is comprised of five series of vertical machining centers and drilling and tapping machines. This addition supports the company's focus on improving its products, services, and product portfolio to support U.S. manufacturers. The MCV Series is a general...

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Spindle Connection enables delivery of max spindle power.
Tooling

Spindle Connection enables delivery of max spindle power.

Spindle connection, KM4X(TM), delivers combination of clamping force and controlled interference levels that lends to robust connection, stiffness, and restrained bending moment. In turn, this helps machining centers increase speeds and feeds in difficult titanium machining applications. Ability to retrofit to existing machine tool offers advantage of increasing throughput without investment in...

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Using Scientific Injection Molding to Ensure Reliable and Repeatable Product
Molding Machinery

Using Scientific Injection Molding to Ensure Reliable and Repeatable Product

In a previous article blog, Injection Molding Process Validation Using Scientific Molding, the standard (baseline) process was established. Coupling the established standard (baseline) process, scientific molding principles and monitoring of the four plastic variables during production runs, helps to Ensure Reliable and Repeatable Product. For this article I am using references to the human body,...

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How SpinSelect Can Save You Time and Money
Sponsored

How SpinSelect Can Save You Time and Money

Thanks to the unique SpinSelect™ Multi-Pocket selectable quick change tool holder, it's time to rethink the range, complexity and volume of parts that your lathe can produce. Our Spin-Select™ tool was created to increase productivity and consistency by decreasing downtime associated with lathe cutting tool and insert setups or changeovers. This product is a game-changer for the industry and we're pleased to show you why.

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