Featuring uncomplicated software and a thermally stable cast iron base, Microset tool presetting machines from Haimer USA (Villa Park, IL) maintain accuracy and process reliability from one operator to the next. Ranging from entry-level machines for low-volume users to fully automated presetting with incorporated shrink fit technology, the presetters are Industry 4.0-ready with post-processing capabilities, ±2 μm repeatability and features such as ‘Release-By-Touch’ with laser edgefinder; vacuum clamping; 1,000-tool data storage; and an incident light.
The Microset VIO linear toolshrink with 24-inch touchscreen, for example, offers fully automatic measuring cycles for maximum operating convenience. With its user-friendly operating panel, machinists with varying skill levels can use the presetting machine. It comes with a fully automatic induction unit, automatic detection of shrinking parameters, automatic length adjustment within ±10 μm, an extractor, and contact cooling. The shrink technology permits tool changes of any shrink chuck regardless of holder brand.
Options include a second camera for rotation center measuring, bidirectional interface, manual or automatic RFID system, label printer, intelligent cooling system with temperature sensor, and measure-by-touch.
Lucifer Builds Custom Dual-Chamber Furnace
A Midwest company has put a new Red Devil unit into service to heat treat steel parts in-house. Cost effective and customized with safety features, the RD8-KHE18 furnace offers space-saving working dimensions of 12 x 14 x 18 inches in both chambers.
Smart Visual Inspection Technology Meets Metrology Products
A new Mitutoyo-Kitov agreement will lead to the integration of Kitov technologies in Mituoyo’s metrology solutions. Look for future development of more solutions to come from the new partners as they combine Mitutoyo’s measurement technologies with Kitov’s planning and inspection technologies.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.