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Multi-Tasking Grinder Brings Big Benefits

Schafer Gear Works, producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts for a wide range of applications, recently needed to procure equipment to reduce outside processing (OSP) costs. Equipment requirements included flexibility and the capability of meeting the size range of Schafer's products. Quick set-ups were a necessity. Schafer personnel determined that the solution was a new, more efficient multi-tasking machine that would meet job shop requirements. Schafer selected a Taiyo Koki Vertical Mate 55, a vertical multi-...

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New Software Features Make Programming Industrial Robots Simpler

OCTOPUZ Inc. offers its latest software update, OCTOPUZ 2.2. Building on OCTOPUZ 2.1 release in January 2019, which introduced the PathFinder suite of tools, this latest update offers new features and enhancements designed to give users a greater automatic experience, an improved workflow and a wider range of support. "OCTOPUZ 2.2 greatly reduces the need for manual weld adjustments to be made due to the addition of automatic Collision Avoidance via Tool Axis Control, a new default setting that uses an algorithm to calculate the optima...

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Twin Spindle Turning Center

"The MW120II twin spindle turning machine is engineered with a high-speed, lightweight gantry loader that can traverse speeds in the X, Y and Z axes 1.8 times faster than conventional models," said a company spokesperson. "This manufacturing solution increases throughput and reduces production costs without sacrificing payload capacity." AA and AB operations cutting low carbon steel exhibit the speed of the new gantry and the compactness of the turnaround station. "The machine's turnaround unit is half the size of c...

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The CJ Model Teach Lathe

Kingston's CJ model is designed to provide a convenient teach-in operating experience with a precise, versatile and productive universal lathe. This model features a 20", 22" or 26" swing, lengths from 60" - 120" (160", 200" and 240" CC available in 26" swing only), and is equipped with the user-friendly Fagor 8060FL controller with handwheels (optional FANUC 0iTF and Siemens 828D also available). Standard equipment includes 3.125" D1-8 spindle bore, 15/20 HP motor with spind...

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Horizontal Milling and Boring Machine

Flint Machine Tools has partnered with TOS Trade North America to present the new high-performance TOS WHT 130L, a horizontal machine tool suitable for demanding operations that require precise drilling, gear cutting, turning operations or milling. The flexibility of the machine's configuration offers a machine tailored to users' needs. It includes the basic set-up of a 4-axis horizontal drill with extending spindle right up to a full-fledged 5-axis multifunctional machining center with lathe, milling and drilling operations. Its flexible techn...

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Master Fluid Solutions Acquires Wilhelm Dietz GmbH

Metalworking fluids and associated chemicals manufacturer, Master Fluid Solutions, has acquired Wilhelm Dietz GmbH. Based in Düsseldorf, Germany, Wilhelm Dietz GmbH primarily serves the needs of the pipe and tube expansion, forming, wire drawing and metalworking industries under its WEDOLiT brand name. "This acquisition is a step in Master Fluid Solutions' long-term strategic plan and will allow the company to expand its global footprint and gain manufacturing capabilities in mainland Europe," said a company spokesperson. &qu...

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