New Vista Corporation has developed a Thread Verification Unit for use in automatic toolchanging machining centers. The TVU-IR resides in a CNC's toolchanger, and is automatically deployed like any other tool. The TVU-IR automatically checks for the presence, size, and depth of internal or external threads. Following inspection, the battery-powered unit sends a "pass" or "fail" infrared signal to a standard receiving unit. The TVU-IR is capable of GO gaging, NO GO gaging, and combination gaging. Three sizes will inspect threads from 3mm to 50 mm (#4 to 2 in). Cycle times start at .7 seconds. See more information about the TVU-IR at www.newvistacorp.com.
ATI Industrial Automation Bought by Novanta
As of August 31, ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) was officially bought by Novanta Inc. (Bedford, MA). Novanta provides laser systems, vision systems, and motion-control components to manufacturers of medical equipment and advanced industrial equipment.
HGG Appoints Brandon Welch to Position of Western Sales Manager
HGG Profiling Equipment Inc. (Houston, TX) has appointed Brandon Welch to be western states sales manager with responsibility for 1) sales of new machinery and 2) service and support of HGG customers west of the Mississippi.