Developed by United Grinding North America’s (Miamisburg, OH) Walter Tool brand to simplify measuring operations for advanced grinding/eroding machines equipped with robotic part loaders, the Tool Vision System optimizes production of small, high-precision parts by automatically detecting and aligning tools, blanks and other workpieces.
The contact-free system quickly identifies the orientation of tools or blanks, such as those with brazed polycrystalline diamond (PCD) plates on the front, sintered PCD veins, or cooling channels. Detection is automatically performed during idle time, much faster than manual measurement and eliminating the possibility of human error or the risk of probe contact damaging the part.
A permanent part of robotic cells, the Tool Vision System may be equipped with two lenses depending on part size. One lens is appropriate for parts between 1.7 mm and 12 mm in diameter, while the other lens handles parts with diameters between 6 mm and 32 mm.
United Grinding North America, 2100 United Grinding Blvd., Miamisburg, OH 45342, 937-859-1975, fax: 937-859-1115, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.grinding.com.
Hexagon and Authentise Partner On End-To-End AM Software Solution
The first-of-its-kind solution will integrate shop floor data with data intelligence to orchestrate consistent quality from concept to part. Statistical process control combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence methods will mitigate waste and quality issues during design while improving AM repeatability.
Report: Industry Accelerating Past Recovery, Toward Digital Future
Fictiv’s 2021 State of Manufacturing Report finds manufacturing leaders focused on resilience, sustainability, and speed through digital transformation. But concerns about supply chain and workforce grow.
Beckwood to Manufacture Two Custom Hydraulic Presses for WHK BioSystems
A 110-ton 4-post compression molding machine will be used for R&D, and a 1650-ton compression molding press will be used in the production of UHMW sheets – the demand for which is rising in medical, aerospace, and defense sectors.