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The Studer favoritCNC universal cylindrical grinder for grinding medium size workpieces in individual and serial productions, comes with options such as in-process gauging, balancing systems, contact detection and length positioning.

It features a grinding length of 25.6 in. (650 mm), a centre height of 6.9 in. (175 mm), a workpiece weight of 176 lb (80 kg) and a grinding wheel diameter of 20 x 2.5 x 8 in. (508 x 65 x 203 mm).

A turret wheelhead can be used for external and internal grinding, and can be equipped with an extra grinding wheel and internal grinding spindle for this purpose. Operators can manually 2.5° index the turret wheelhead in a Hirth gear within a swiveling range of -15°/+195°.

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Captive locating screws and jig pins

The new captive locating screws and captive jig pins introduced by Carr Lane are quick-acting, all-in-one assemblies designed to keep all tooling at hand.

Panel bending machine with auto setup

The new BCe Smart 2220 panel bending machine from Prima Power allows loading and unloading in a single sequence for increased productivity.

Environmentally safe cutting lube

Hougen Manufacturing has announced their new RotaGel Cutting Lube.

New Flyer gets $3.4 M for battery-electric bus technology

New Flyer Industries Inc., Winnipeg, MB, and its consortium partners are getting $3.4 million from the Federal government's Sustainable Development Technology Canada program to further develop rapid-charge battery-electric bus propulsion technology.

Grooving and parting toolholders

For the grooving and parting off on lathes, the new TetraCut range of grooving and parting off toolholders with corresponding inserts are ideal for turned part manufacturers in the general machining and micro machining industries. It offers an economical advantage with four cutting edges while permitting simplistic operation on Swiss type sliding head lathes.

Real-time manufacturing monitoring and data evaluation

Heidenhain has introduced version 1.4.0 of its StateMonitor software for remote monitoring and data evaluation during real-time manufacturing. 

Flux-cored wire with low temperature toughness

 Hobart's new flux-cored wire, FabCo 812-Ni1M wire is formulated to provide what the company describes as low temperature impact toughness for critical applications, including offshore drilling rigs, transmission and process piping, jackup rig fabrication and shipbuilding.

Chuck for turning operations

Sandvik Coromant has introduced the CoroChuck 935, a high precision hydraulic chuck for turning operations that offers pull out security.

Chip control software for thread turning

Sandvik Coromant has launched OptiThreading, a new software module designed to optimize chip breaking in thread turning applications.

The ABCs of X, Y, Z (and B & C)

by Ed Robertson

Troubleshooting multi-axis CAM programming

No one ever approached CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) thinking it was going to be easy to implement, but thinking about CAM can be reduced to three primary steps: the first may be called the “pre-processor”—importing digital data models, whether from inside design groups or outside customers and vendors.

PVD-coated milling grade

Walter has introduced its new PVD-coated WHH15X milling grade for finishing and semi-finishing of hardened components up to 63 HRC.

New secure grade for steel turning applications

Seco Tools has expanded its family of Duratomictechnology-based TP grades to include TP3501, a grade that provides optimal application security, says the company.

Machitech Automation's pipe cutter system

Machitech Automation's pipe cutter system is designed with an automatic chuck system and an automatic clamp and unclamp design to eliminate pipe walk and slippage. All axes use digital AC servo technology. For easy pipe loading and self centering, the machine is built with motorized infeed conveyors with hourglass rollers.

An optional five axis contour beveling unit is available for weld prep, branch cut-outs, saddles and mitre. For flat sheet cutting, the system features an auxilliary 1.2 x 2.4 m (4 x 8 ft) cutting table. Machitech's systems are built using Hypertherm automation products including CNC, plasma and software.

  

Single phase stick welding machine

Fronius' new generation TransPocket 150 and 180 are replacements for the company's TransPocket 1500. The single phase stick welding machines feature the company's Power Factor Correction for energy efficiency.

New touchscreen control for plasma/oxy-fuel cutting machines

Koike Aronson, which supplies metal cutting and positioning equipment, has introduced Karmac numerical control with touchscreen interface for its versagraph extreme plasma and oxy-fuel cutting machines.

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