Of particular interest is ISCAR Tool Advisor, a "Swiss Army Knife" of industrial appsClick image to enlargeIscar has recently launched its Iscar World app, which consolidates all of the company's online apps, interfaces, and product catalogs in a single space.

The app, which compatible with iPhone and Android, gives instant access to E-CAT, ISCAR 4.0Pro, E-Commerce (an online tool ordering system) and a media channel.

Of particular interest is Iscar's Tool Advisor, an expert system for tool selecting, technical data, machining calculations, frequently asked questions and more, enabling users to review, compare, check and select the tooling solutions that are right for their needs.

The application constantly updates and expands its knowledge database by collecting new data, opening a virtual doorway to a whole world of updated information.
Smart manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 era features a combination of real and virtual worlds, based on network technologies, for every link of the manufacturing chain—including cutting tools. Advanced manufacturing systems require cutting tools to “possess” a rich world of relevant data – a high IQ - as a necessary condition for incorporating the tool into their intelligent machining processes.

Visit the ISCAR World page to download the app and get more information.

Imperial and metric metrology fixtures

Renishaw is introducing a ¼ 20 imperial thread size to its existing metrology fixtures product range.

Quick change tool-less thick turret punching system

Mate has launched a new quick change, tool-less thick turret punching system, the Ultra QCT.

Economical milling lathe

Methods Machine Tools, the North American distributor for Feeler machines, has expanded the Feeler line of CNC turning centres with the new FT-250SY milling lathe with true Y axis equipped with a sub-spindle.

Welding systems with remote control of power source

The new multiprocess XMT ArcReach systems from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. have been designed to reduce downtime, costs and exposure to safety hazards by allowing welding operators to set voltage at the weld joint without the use of control cables.

Smart apps for machine tool probing

Renishaw has developed smartphone apps for users of the company’s machine tool probing hardware.

Fume extraction at the source

Translas has released two new fume extractors to reduce welders’ exposure to hazardous fumes and provide a healthier, safer work environment.

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Welding thicker materials

The new PowerWave S500 process welder for welding on thicker materials features more than 65 standard welding waveforms designed to optimize arc performance for specific applications.

Welding cobot with 10kg payload

Add robotic welding capacity to current production with the six-axis HC10XP human-collaborative robot from Yaskawa Motoman.

Cutting tools optimized for digital machining

The digitization of manufacturing – a key element of Industry 4.0 - is redefining production methods and the metalworking industry is taking note, despite its characteristic traditionalism. Metalworkers have started to adapt to this new environment by building or overhauling systems to facilitate more efficient processes.

Control enhancements to VMC

Mazak Corp has added its Mazatrol SmoothG Control and its Smooth Technology software suite to its VTC-200C vertical machining centre.

Multitasking lathe with modular platform

The new SwissDECO lathe from Tornos is available in four versions: SwissDECO G (gang version – showcased at IMTS), SwissDECO GA (gang version with A axis), SwissDECO T (turret version) and SwissDECO TB (turret version with B axis).

Automated optimizing saw with autoloader

TigerStop has added its AutoLoader automatic infeed station to its TigerSaw 2000 saw system.

Belt grinder with 3 horsepower motor

The Kalamazoo Industries BG448 4 x 48-inch industrial abrasive belt grinder has a three-horsepower motor with a 7200 SFPM surface speed for fast metal removal with minimal heat. 

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