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Investment Leads to Greater Capabilities

Radax Industries Inc., specializing in the manufacture of fasteners and gun components, needed to produce parts with higher tolerances and more complexity. The company also wanted to diversify and make products the machinery they owned was not able to produce. "Initially we sought new multi-spindle screw machines to add to our shop," said Ben Sacco, Operation Manager, Radax Industries Inc. and Precision CNC Mfg. "We learned that multi-spindle screw machines were not going to be flexible enough nor capable of meeting the deman...

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Measurement Data Acquisition, Monitoring & Automation

CAS Dataloggers offers the ProfiMessage D Modular Data Acquisition system from Delphin Technology. The ProfiMessage D is targeted at Industry 4.0 applications. It is designed as a modular measurement, monitoring and control system for use in industrial processes and test stands. For use as part of an upgrade for Industry 4.0 applications, the ProfiMessage D incorporates an OPC UA software interface that allows open data exchange to facilitate integration with other equipment and systems. The ProfiMessage D features several other enhancement...

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Dallas Industries Delivers Feed Line to Wico Metal Products

Dallas Industries, a manufacturer of coil handling, press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping industry, has delivered a new UnderLoop SpaceSaver feed line to Wico Metal Products (Warren, MI), a provider of automotive extrusions, metal stampings and assemblies. The Dallas UnderLoop SpaceSaver feed line design consists of a hands-free threading system featuring a servo-driven synthetic tension roll for maintaining proper coil tension while uncoiling. The UnderLoop system also incorporates a lower pivoting table with a feeder/strai...

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QuickLoad Rail System Joins Family of Products

R&R Fixtures created the QuickLoad corner (QLC) to locate and hold fixture base plates on vision systems. It has now developed a similar product for use on CMMs. The QuickLoad rail (QLR) system utilizes the company's hard-coat anodized, alpha-numerically labelled aluminum base plates in a variety of thread sizes (M4, M6, M8, .25-20). Base plates locate to the QLR on either side using quick release magnets and location pins. Used with R&R Fixtures' extensive selection of labeled modular components, the alpha-numeric plates en...

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 13.2 Percent in November

November 2018 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $209.42 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was down 6.3% from October's $223.46 million and up 13.2% when compared with the $184.97 million reported for November 2017. With a year-to-date total of $2.28 billion, 2018 is up 12.9% when compared with 2017. These numbers and all data in this report are based on...

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Automate 2019 Show and Conference April 8-11

Automate 2019, a showcase devoted to automation industry trends, leading-edge technology and business innovation, returns to Chicago's McCormick Place April 8-11. "Produced by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Automate hosts many of the industry's leading manufacturers and system integrators of robotics, machine vision, metrology, software, safety, motion control and motors," said a company spokesperson. Highlights of the biennial show and conference include: Examples of how the latest innovative automa...

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