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Tool-Less Revolution in Thick Turret Punching

In the Ultra QCT quick change, tool-less thick turret punching system, the punch is keyed at the perimeter of the tool, not the center, providing superior angularity control. The shoulder of the punch remains securely guided by the guide when punching. Only one punch driver is needed for rounds or shapes.
The Ultra QCT system from Mate Precision Tooling features a simple, intuitive tool-less punch retention mechanism for easier, faster setups by simply flipping the latch to remove and snap the new insert into place.

Instant 3D Measurement of Parts

The VR-3000 Series from Keyence allows an instant, non-contact 3D scan of a wide area, which has been difficult to achieve with conventional methods. It can easily measure rough surfaces, flatness, warpness, and planarity.

Steel Milling Grade Overcomes Challenging Machining Conditions

When repeated shoulder milling is required, the combination of GC1130 with CoroMill 490 provides a suitably light cutting action and smooth profile that can efficiently reduce the need for a finishing operation.  Also available for the CoroMill 390, this grade is best when multiple component features are required. Bringing an added dimension of security and predictability to machining in challenging conditions, the assortment includes many diļ¬€erent types of tools and a wide selection of corner radii. Applications such as shoulder milling, linear and helical ramping, turn-milling, deep shoulder milling, edging and pocketing can be performed.
The GC1130 insert from Sandvik Coromant uses Zertivo technology to provide a clean and intact edge that delivers high metal removal rates and performance levels in both wet and dry machining operations.

Swing Ear Sets Allow Easier Part Removal for Press Brake Operations

When using swing ears from Wilson Tool to bend boxes with four sides and return flanges, forcing the punch out of the box when making the final bend is no longer necessary because the ears simply swing out of the way.

Cost Effective Robotic Automation for the Small Shop

Racer3 is intended to increase productivity and reduce overall costs by automating dexterity in assembly, material handling, machine tending, dispensing and pick and place.
The lightweight, powerful, high-speed 6-axis Racer3 articulated robot from Comau features a payload of 3 kg and reach of 630 mm that can be mounted on benches, walls, ceilings or inclined supports.

Engineered Tooling Innovations Take Center Stage

Booth W-1564: With larger insert sizes, the T4-12 line of square shoulder and helical milling cutters from Seco Tools allows parts manufacturers to achieve increased depths of cut and higher metal removal rates when roughing and semi-finishing steel, cast iron and other workpiece materials. The bigger inserts all come with four curved cutting edges that lower tooling cost per part and ensure smooth machining operations.
Seco Tool introduces new milling cutters for tough materials, a next generation high-performance solid carbide end mill, and new inserts for cutting ISO P materials category of steel, stainless steel and cast iron.

Tooling Increases Production Efficiency in Difficult Machining Operations

Booth W-2445: The Solidfix Modular Tool Changing System from BENZ lets shops change tools quickly by using adapters that hold a variety of tools instead of requiring a labor-intensive manual tool change or adding an expensive automatic tool changer. Users can preset tools for precise, repeatable cuts, with tool changes in 15 seconds.
The Solidfix Modular Tool Changing System from BENZ lets shops change tools quickly by using adapters that hold a variety of tools instead of requiring a labor-intensive manual tool change or adding an expensive automatic tool changer.

Heat Resistant Covers Protect Weld Purging System in Hot Temperatures

Argweld Heat Resistant Covers from HFT are fixed onto the Tube and Pipe Weld Purging System with ties, and holes are provided for the PurgElite and PurgExtra fittings, such as inlet, exhaust and crimped end.
Tube and Pipe Weld Purging Systems from HFT pay for themselves in the first weld, saving vast amounts of purging time and inert gas costs.

Next Generation Tool Presetters

Booth S-9153: The Elbo Controlli E46L tool presetter from Koma Precision is equipped with an advanced camera system to measure and inspect tools quickly and easily. It features an increased measuring range up to 600 mm on the Z-axis, a 22 in HD touchscreen display, along with optical autofocus and new electronic control.
Elbo Controlli E46L and E46L TW tool presetters from Koma Precision eliminate adaptor errors and automatically identify the spindle holder after each replacement, eliminating operator error.

Machine Enhancement Technology

Booth E-5636: A DTect-IT vibration sensor from Caron Engineering attached near the spindle of a Tsugami B0205 Swiss-type machine to monitor bearing health for analysis. The sensor can monitor machine anomalies on a CNC machine tool or fixture by using vibration, strain and power sensors, combined with several monitoring modes that include limit analysis, bearing analysis, and fault detection. It runs on any Windows PC with an available USB port to immediately graph the sensor data on the PC.
Hardware and software systems from Caron Engineering provide more intelligent machining that is focused on unattended operation, machine process diagnostics, cycle time reduction, and eliminating operator error.