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Doosan Machine Tools’ Lynx 2600SY offers job shops a versatile solution for handling a wide range of projects. Its control is equipped with the Doosan EZ guide conversational programming feature but still retains the traditional G-code programming language.
Athena, launched by iTSpeeX, LLC, interacts with machine tool operators and responds to over 500 human commands to help make them more independent and productive. A driving purpose behind building the technology: To help solve the skilled labor problem.
In addition to a wider screen that allows for a split view, Gen 3 drives for Heidenhain’s TNC 640 control system allow for jig grinding and trochoidal milling capabilities on smaller machine tools.
The partnership has resulted in a validated workflow that provides end users with dedicated additive toolpath planning and programming, as well as robot programming, simulation, verification, collision detection, and code generation. Engineers can also use the technology to achieve the above functions for subtractive finishing.
A heavy equipment manufacturer is using a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a drilling spindle to very precisely make holes in structural steel up to 1 inch thick. The solution is one-third the cost of traditional drilling but performs many other applications and requires just one operator.
In addition to Swiss-style speed and accuracy, Tsugami’s SS327-III-5AX cuts contoured shapes using a servo-driven B-axis that turns the CNC lathe into a multitasking turning center that can drill, tap, and end mill any angle.
Tormach’s 8L lathe provides operators with everything they need to face, turn, bore, groove, and thread 1-inch-diameter materials including stainless steel and titanium. They can add a 3- or 4-jaw chuck to cut the stock for workpieces up to 8 inches in diameter.
Designed around the BTA deep-hole drilling process in cylindrical parts, Sunnen’s heavy-duty SHDD Series performs similar processes including counterboring, pull boring, trepanning, bottom forming, and skiving/roller burnishing.
Palmgren offers a deluxe model of its vibration-free vertical-turret mill that provides the same quality and durability but with digital features including a two-axis readout.
Featuring a large machining area envelope and short tool spindle, the highly efficient Nakamura-Tome JX-250 mill/turn machining center from Methods Machine Tools allows maximum part length and performs left and right simultaneous machining.
Mazak’s QT-Ez Series turning centers introduce a new machine with new control technology to the North American market. Four configurations offer a wide range of size, automation, and programming options in an easier-to-operate-and-maintain machine.
ABB Launches Preventive Maintenance Service for Robots
For fleets or individual units, ABB’s condition-based service monitors functions like duty, speed, acceleration, and gearbox wear. Real-time data is used to predict potential failure, thereby reducing unplanned downtime.
New On-Demand Learning Center for CNC Programmers
ESPRIT debuts an online, self-paced, learn-anywhere series of e-courses that guide users through numerous machine models and part models to introduce users to different machining processes in ESPRIT.