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.
Combilift and Author Join Forces on New Kids’ Book
Award-winning Combilift and award-winning author, Emer Conlon, have produced a children’s storybook that features forklift heroes and teaches important values. The ‘combi-nation’ has the added benefit of educating young kids and their parents about the company’s equipment and the material handling industry.
ARCH Cutting Tools Takes Top Place in ANCA Competition
A complex, multifunctional tool measuring an inch in diameter with a long functional cutting length, the ARCH tool checked every box to win the prestigious ANCA Tool of the Year 2020.