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.
WD-40 Brand Launches Gear Shop and Summer of Swag Sweepstakes
Official WD-40 Brand merchandise is available to purchase for the first time, and fans of the blue-and-yellow can have a chance to win $100 gift cards each week.
Vention and OnRobot Partner to Bring a One-Stop Shop for Cobot Applications to Manufacturers Globally
Vention Inc. (Montreal, Canada) has announced a partnership with OnRobot A/S (Odense, Denmark). Vention offers a manufacturing automation platform (MAP), OnRobot makes tools for collaborative applications.
Absolute Machine Tools Earns Diamond Partner Status from Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Absolute Machine Tools Inc. (Lorain, OH) has earned the title of Diamond Partner Systems Integrator from Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL). The partnership is expected to expand opportunities for and bring value to both companies.