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To help their customers maintain production during the pandemic, ABB announces that as of March 27, they will offer key digital services at no charge. These services include ABB Ability Connected Services and RobotStudio, and the company is also providing complimentary virtual technical support.
Designed for large-volume production of complex structural components for the automotive and aerospace industries, the FZ/DZ 25 series of two-spindle vertical machining centers (VMCs) from Chiron Group delivers 20,000 rpm in a small footprint.
FANUC’s R-2000iD/210FH Robot offers system uptime while operating in tight workspaces.
United Grinding’s Laser Line Ultra uses an 8-axis configuration and picosecond lasers to machine complex micro geometries in cutting tools regardless of the material’s hardness.
MC Machinery’s Eagle V5 can perform high-precision cuts with the X, Y, Z, B, and C axes moving simultaneously. Integrated 4/5-axis system allows X, Y, and Z travels of 21.6 in, 15.7 in, and 15.7 in, respectively.
Sandvik Coromant’s solid carbide drills – the CoroDrill 860 with -SM geometry, the CoroDrill 860 with -GM geometry, and the CoroDrill 863 with -O geometry – improve consistency and performance on workpieces made from challenging materials such as heat-resistant super alloys (HRSAs), titanium alloys, and composites.
Designed for workforce development, certification programs, and trade schools, Yaskawa Motoman’s EduCart features a six-axis robot, Schunk gripper package 3D-printed fingers and control interface, and laser scanner.
CAD design to final modeling is expedited with ABB’s RobotStudio for low-volume, high-mixing printing. Users program robots to complete production prototypes in 30 minutes.
The F3SG-SR Series optical system from Omron Automation Americas provides finger, hand, arm/leg, and full-body protection at machine openings. The safety light curtain provides stable detection up to 66 feet (20 meters) even in harsh environments.
What with designing tombstone fixtures, selecting tooling, and programming the operations, the time and money required to buy and use a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) may be off-putting. But as this Massachusetts manufacturer learned, the investment brings peace of mind by providing financial stability.
Heidenhain Corp.’s Acu-Rite brand now offers one rugged and easy-to-use digital readout (DRO) platform for all common manual machines. The DRO300 series allows users to control a sinker EDM machine as well as grinding, milling, and turning machines.
Greater robot payloads are opening the door to automatic fabrication of large, unwieldy components.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.