By using borescopes from PCE Instruments, manufacturers can identify changes indicative of a machine fault and take corrective action prior to critical machine failure.
The rapidly evolving business climate for machine tool retrofitting is impacting production economics and creating retrofit business opportunities in large OEM production departments and job shop machine tool sectors alike.
An advanced CNC retrofit package gives a new lease of life to hob sharpeners by doubling accuracy and immensely increases machine productivity.
Since retrofits, rebuilds or remanufactures typically cost between one-third to two-thirds the price of a new machine, many shops are choosing this route to improve their uptime and availability. Here are some re-cent examples.
COE Press Equipment retrofit the equipment to three coil lines feeding 500 ton progressive die presses for ARJ Manufacturing.
The latest machine condition monitoring technologies for steel mill suppliers of flat sheet, coil and structural metals can be tailored to monitor critical equipment assets operating in a wide range of harsh functional environments, process parameter changes, variable and low-speed equipment, shock loads and frequent setups. For shops, there is also virus protection for machine tools.
Their device quickly levels equipment that is 1/8 in to 12 in off to prevent interference with machine performance.
Jeff Powell is now responsible for sales and support of customers in the U.S. and South America.
This deal expands their FANUC core parts and repair capabilities to include depot repair services for more OEMs, including Siemens, Allen-Bradley, Okuma, and Baldor.
New AC servomotor and AC drive systems from HPB Motion Control include a Direct Drive Torque Motor, a permanent magnet Linear Servomotor, and an indexing Rotary Table.
Direct drive motors from ETEL improve the performance of machining centers, milling/turning machines, rotary tables/milling heads, and multi-spindle and transfer machines.
The flush mounting compact BMF 243 drop-in C-slot sensor for position detection from Balluff offers high performance reserves for cylinders with both weak as well as with strong magnets and offers high repeat accuracy and small hysteresis.