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Modern Applications News – Metalworking Ideas For Today's Job Shop
July 13, 2016 - Volume 10 Issue 09
Okuma Opens Possibilities at IMTS Visit Okuma's booth at IMTS 2016 to see what's new in machine tools. Featuring 17 machines (lathes, machining centers, 5-axis, grinders), automation, IIoT, shop floor connectivity and more. Learn about the new OSP suite, ECO suite and the Okuma App Store. Talk to our distributor network about certified exchange parts and our ability to deliver local service.
Tennessee Manufacturer Employs Collaborative Robots to Optimize Production By 20% A mobile fleet of Universal Robots now receives daily work orders to take over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees now reallocated to more rewarding jobs at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG), a high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer. The capabilities of the robots have drawn a lot of interest from tier one & two automotive suppliers as well as the medical device industry. Full Article
Task Force Tips, a manufacturer of firefighting equipment, wanted to better utilze personnel tending machining cells while keeping spindle time up and product quality consistent. Watch how two collaborative robots from Universal Robots use vision guidance to pick parts from conveyors and place them in CNC machines for milling. ROI: 34 days.
EXAIR's Super Air Knife delivers a uniform, high volume, high velocity sheet of air for blowoff, cooling and drying applications. Energy use is 1/3 that of typical blowoffs. Eliminates costly downtime of blowers. Noise is under 70 dBA at 80 PSIG.