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Walter Helicheck Plus and Helicheck Pro machines from United Grinding North America use robotics to increase the speed and efficiency of cutting tool production and inspection.
SIC Marking’s extremely compact i-speed with pneumatically integrable system uses continuous vibrating dot peen technology to mark up to 10 characters per second in extremely high-speed production environments.
The control unit for the all-in-one Markator FlyMarker mini-Station dot peen marking system from Rocklin Manufacturing is integrated in the housing. Electromagnetic-driven marking pin eliminates need for compressed air supply.
In addition to greater data-processing capability, Pryor Technology’s updated 4000 series embedded controller integrates security features that allow different levels of access and use.
Kwik Mark’s X Series markers improve overall operation and streamline every aspect of product marking. Smarter design boasts high performance for the most demanding applications.
The low-volume Handy Andy X part-marking machine from Columbia Marking Tools (CMT) features wide-ranging advances. Just hook the system up to a PC, load the software, connect an air line, and you’re ready to go.
In addition to faster cycle times and easier setup, Columbia Marking Tools (CMT) bottle- and cylinder-marking machines reduce the need for secondary marking of serial numbers or tare weights. New design also allows more complex operations.
Less expensive than dot peen and laser marking systems, Columbia Marking Tools’ Mite-E-Mark plug-and-play air impact stations come with all required valves, marker mounts, and a part rest to facilitate automated production.
Coherent’s EasyMark XL has a small footprint (770 mm by 540 mm by 750 mm), but a large marking field (240 mm by 240 mm). Beam-delivery optics with 120-mm range of motion on a precision rail for focus adjustment.
MB Metal Technologies’ quick-change base plate for two models of dot peen marking machines comes with round and square jaws to quickly and easily register parts so customers achieve a clean and clear mark.
Walter’s Helitronic Raptor and two-in-one Helitronic Raptor Diamond (grinding/EDM) are aimed at shops that don’t require features like automatic tool support systems or automatic wheel/electrode changers, but want a high degree of flexibility for diverse tool types.
Offering operational flexibility, improved performance, and effortless operation, UNISIG’s next-generation UNE Series deep-hole drilling systems are equally effective in high-volume/low-mix and low-volume/high-mix production environments.
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.