JK Tool’s new custom designed facility

JK Tool Inc., a designer and manufacturer of progressive stamping tools, precision machined components and custom assemblies recently moved into a brand new custom designed facility in New Kensington, PA. The new facility located in New Kensington, PA is 18,000 square-feet and is part of the Westmoreland Business & Research Park. This new facility offers

Kurt Workholding’s HDL CarvLock® Towers Provide Precision Clamping

Kurt Workholding offers a complete line of high-density CarvLock® workholding towers for precision machining with eight or twelve clamping stations in both manual and hydraulic models. Equipped with easily changeable jaws, these Kurt towers provide maximum setup flexibility and fast changeover between jobs. Kurt’s complete line of CarvLock tower system options allows manufactures to configure

Compact Barcode Reader Delivers Powerful Performance

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world’s leading supplier of industrial barcode readers and machine vision, announced today the addition of the  DataMan 70 series to its successful line of compact fixed-mount barcode readers. DataMan 70 delivers the highest read rates for 1-D and 2-D label-based barcodes in a form factor small enough to fit in

How to design robust injection molds

RJG, Inc. held their first Mold Design class in March of this year. The goal of offering this course is to provide mold makers, design engineers and molders with the common language and core knowledge required to design injection molds that exceed time, cost and quality requirements. Mold Design is meant to bridge the gap

Analyze motion performance easily

The IL5 High-Speed Camera lets you record any gears, motors, machinery, mechanical or robotic equipment that is moving too quickly to process with the naked eye. By using slow motion replay, you can see what you have been missing with normal speed video and analyze the performance of your equipment to improve design. With recording

J.W. Winco Offers Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers With Push Button, Threaded Stud Type

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 303 (with Steel Components) and GN 303.1 (with Stainless Steel Components) Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers with Push Button, Threaded Stud Type. The adjustable hand levers with push button, which are RoHS compliant, have proven to be ideal wherever parts

New Large Siphon Fed Spray Nozzle Coats, Cools, Treats & Paints

EXAIR’s new 1/2 NPT siphon fed atomizing spray nozzle atomizes a variety of fluids in a round spray pattern where no liquid pressure is available and heavy application of liquid is needed. This corrosion resistant type 303SS nozzle draws liquid into the airstream and mixes it internally while providing up to 24″ of suction height.

FIPA Introduces New 2016 Series Sprue Grippers

FIPA Inc., a manufacturer of advanced vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters, and End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT), has released the new 2016 Series self-centering, gap-free sprue grippers. Featuring a wide jaw opening, high closing force, single-acting operation, and easy assembly and disassembly, the new grippers are also available with optional direct sensing capabilities and smooth

How HMIs can solve the industrial Ethernet communication problem

Connecting the many different industrial Ethernet protocols found in a typical plant or facility can be a headache, but an HMI can relieve the pain. Marcia R. Gadbois, General Manager and VP for the Wonderware InduSoft Web Studio group of Schneider Electric Due to the popularity of the IoT and the IIoT, along with other

New DoveLock™ Dovetail Vises with Reversible Jaws for Holding Wider Range of Part Blanks And Dovetail Widths

Kurt’s new DoveLock™ dovetail vises are ideal for superior clamping strength and specifically designed for allowing access to 5 sides of the workpiece in 5-axis, 4th-axis and palletized CNC machining systems. DoveLock vise is available in two sizes, a 1-inch jaw width DTR10 model and 2-inch jaw width DTR20 model. With a jaw opening of

Compact bidirectional data memory module

Balluff offers a compact, bidirectional data memory module for tight mounting spaces. The compact memory module with IP 67 protection is just 34 x 16 x 8 mm in size and can be used as a memory storage device on interchangeable units such as milling heads on gantry type machining centers. This means the assemblies

J.W. Winco Now Offers Stainless Steel Square Weldable Cam Action Indexing Plungers

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 612.3 Stainless Steel Square Weldable Cam Action Indexing Plungers. These RoHS compliant cam action indexing plungers are best utilized when the pin needs to be retracted. When the lever arm is rotated 180°, the pin retracts into the indexing plunger

New Matt Chrome Covers For OKW’s Designer COM-KNOBS

OKW has added striking new matt chrome covers to its COM-KNOBS range of collet knobs for rotary potentiometers – perfect for metal or metallic-look front panels. High quality COM-KNOBS suit a huge range of applications including measuring and control, medical and wellness devices, laboratory equipment, heating and air conditioning, communications equipment and building management systems.

Hollow shaft rotary encoders

The rotary encoder series ECI 4000/EBI 4000 is a modular device without integral bearing and with a 90 mm hollow shaft. It enables the user to replace the conventional toothed-belt drive for coupling a motor feedback system to torque motors. With fewer components, these rotary encoders provide wear-free operation. They open up new applications for inductive rotary

Visit B&R in Chicago at IMTS 2016

Visit the B&R booth to learn about the integrated machine control platform and advanced technologies At this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 12-17 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, B&R Industrial Automation Corp will exhibit its innovative automation solutions at booth E-4115. B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic,

Technopolymer Plastic Lockable Safety Five Lobed Knobs

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers EN 5337.9 Technopolymer Plastic Lockable Safety Five Lobed Knobs, With Tapped Brass Insert, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant safety five lobed knobs are temperature resistant to 100°C (215°F), as well as resistant to solvents, oils, grease and other chemical agents. To

Edmund Optics® TECHSPEC® Filters improve system performance

Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces three new TECHSPEC® Hard Coated Filters: High Performance OD 4 Shortpass Filters, High Performance OD 4 Longpass Filters and Imaging Filters . These new lines join existing Hard Coated OD 4 Bandpass Filters with series at 10nm (213 models), 25nm (108 models) and 50nm (147

Software Blocks for development of plastics machinery

K 2016: B&R presents mapp Technology for the plastics industry At K 2016, from October 19-26, B&R will be demonstrating how to greatly simplify the development of applications for injection presses, extruders and blow molding machines (Hall 12, Booth B16). Modular software blocks can reduce development times by an average of two-thirds. Develop 3-times faster

Ring drive handles high torque and speed

The Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system, with precision grade bearing and drive mechanism in a sealed housing, is easily programmed. The three-drive design allows the CRD to handle high speed, high torque or both, depending on the application. With a 250 or 350 mm dial plate bolt circle diameter and a large open center, users

Easy release for shaft collars

Changeovers of shaft-mounted tools, reels/spools and other objects can be handled more quickly with shaft collars that feature quick-release. One example is the Easylock shaft collars, which install quickly without special tools for non-slip holding of tools and reels on smooth, case hardened (Rockwell > 55) shafts. A new option – Easylock positive release –

TRU TEMP® Black Oxide Finish Is Ideal For Machine Tool Components

High value tooling such as toolholders, workholding and turret press tooling takes on an attractive, protective black oxide finish when finished with the TRU TEMP low temperature, non-polluting black oxide system from Birchwood Technologies. Extremely durable, the TRU TEMP process provides a satin black magnetite coating, 20 millionths thick (0.54 micron) with no effect on

NICs integrate buses, master and slave operations

The SST DN4 DeviceNet PCle Network Interface Cards scan DeviceNet signals in 3 to 5 msec, enabling real-time control. By combining master and slave functions, those operations can be executed simultaneously, enabling control schemes that require multiple functions. The combination also reduces customer NIC inventory requirements. SST DN4 DeviceNet PCIe NICs provide backward compatibility with

Efficient five axis machining begins at the core

A solid base, the highest removal rate in its class, and lowest required maintenance allows for a longer tool and machine life. Toyoda’s FA1050 5-Axis horizontal machining center is that along with all the capabilities wanted of boring, end milling, finish cutting, threading, U-axis machining while maintaining accuracy at the industry’s fastest removal rate. At

Machine tool probes help forge wheel and car chassis

The automotive industry is fiercely competitive. Tier-one car manufacturers are constantly looking for breakthroughs in areas such as performance, safety and design, all of which place ever stricter requirements on the processing of metal components. SuperAlloy Industrial (SAI) is a supplier of lightweight forged metal products. The forged wheel and car chassis components SAI produce

Dashboard displays machine tool data

Dashboards let users create a one-screen view of machine tool performance data pertinent to job function. The program builds on the data capturing capability of the Freedom eLOG software suite, and combines multiple graphics, called dashlets, into a single view based on job function, such as maintenance, production, cell supervision and so on. Available dashlets