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Tooling & Production – Strategies For Large Metalworking Plants
March 05, 2014 - Volume 08 Issue 05
Multi-Function, Non-Contact Measurement Sensor KEYENCE introduces the IL Series CMOS Multi-Function Analog Laser Sensor. With a super small head, multi-function amplifier and measurement range of up to 3.5m, the IL Series automatically controls and optimizes laser power according to the reflectance of the target. As a result, stable measurement is possible for almost any target. High repeatability is also achieved by using state of art technology and functions, specifically developed for measuring instruments.
First Robot to Work Hand in Hand with Employees at Volkswagen Plant The car manufacturing group Volkswagen has integrated an industrial robotic arm from the Danish manufacturer Universal Robots into mass production at its engine production plant in Salzgitter, Germany. The lightweight robot UR5 is installed in the cylinder head assembly section, where it is responsible for handling delicate glow plugs. The six-axis robotic arm is able to collaborate directly with people without any guards, contributing significantly towards optimizing ergonomic working conditions. Full Article
Fanuc CNC with INDEX Automatic Lathe The Fanuc 31i-B matched to the INDEX C Series automatic production lathes makes a high-quality, high-value, high-productivity package. The fully equipped series is ideal for economical 42mm or 65mm bar stock machining, featuring simultaneous machining with three turrets, two Y axes, 30 or 42 tools, all live.
The industry's first general purpose, high performance tap, MultiTAP™ is now available in 9 NEW sizes in both spiral point and spiral flute, ranging from #5-40 to #12-28. MultiTAP will cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze. MultiTAP is uniquely designed to produce threads within both 2B and 3B classes of fit, eliminating the guesswork required when calculating H-limits. Also available in NEW Form Taps!