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MiniSlide MSA Series of Linear Actuators

Haydon Kerk Pittman, a business unit of AMETEK Advanced Motion Solutions division, offers the MiniSlide MSA series. "Today more than ever, lab equipment and automation designers must fit sophisticated motion control solutions into compact spaces," said a company spokesperson. "These device makers need solutions that are uniquely suited for their application while being economically priced. The MiniSlide can solve these demanding challenges while reducing the time, cost and performance concerns associated with developing guide...

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Fully Tool-Changeable Electric Spindles Increase Machine Tool Speed

NSK America Corporation offers the iSpeed5 System, a fully tool changeable, electric, high-speed motor/spindle. "The iSpeed5 is a 60,000 or 80,000 RPM, 350 watt, brushless DC electric system that eliminates the need for any operator intervention by using a special designed connection under that machine spindle that can prevent coolant, chips, dust and other machining debris from contaminating the stop block," said a company spokesperson. "No longer is there a need for operator intervention to connect or disconnect the high-sp...

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FactoryWiz Announces Richard Hefner as President

FactoryWiz, part of the Refresh Your Memory, Inc (RYM) family and a provider of machine and asset monitoring software, recently announced that Richard L. Hefner has been named as President. Hefner previously served as Executive Vice President for the company. A graduate of San Jose State University (Business Administration and Information Systems), Hefner has more than 22 years employment with RYM in almost every position of the company. The last 10 years have been in senior management along with equity ownership. "As a company manager...

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Jason Ayotte Joins MC Machinery as Regional Sales Representative

Jason Ayotte has joined MC Machinery as a regional sales representative in Michigan. MC Machinery is a manufacturer of metalworking and metal fabrication machines, including EDM, laser, milling, press brakes and automation machinery. A subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, MC Machinery serves industries including aerospace, mold and die, job shops, medical and energy. Ayotte, who has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University, has worked in capital equipment sales for the past 13 years, specializi...

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Optimized 5-Axis Post-Processor for FANUC CNCs

FANUC America, a factory automation solutions provider, and CNC Software, CAM systems provider of Mastercam, have introduced a post-processor designed to optimize 5-axis capabilities in FANUC CNCs. The new post-processor allows advanced machine tool operators to reduce their cycle times while boosting part accuracy, particularly for CAD/CAM generated 5-axis simultaneous contouring part processes. "A growing number of manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, medical and mold & die job shops, are incorporating 5-axis simultaneous...

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Modular, Impact-Rated 1/4 Series Clamp

DIMIDE, Inc., creator of the impact wrench compatible DIMIDE Clamp, has launched the 1/4 Series Clamp. According to the company, the new 1/4 Series Clamp combines impact-rated force and speed with modular versatility in a lightweight and easy-to-use clamp. "Power tools have been revolutionizing the tool industry for decades with speed, power, ease-of-use, versatility and more. During that same time metal clamps have gone virtually unchanged," said Emmet Costen, co-founder of DIMIDE, Inc. "We are working to do for clamps what ...

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