Create a LEAN, standardized process across all inspection equipment with Loc-N-Load™ plates and work holding from Inspection Arsenal™. This video gives testimony to the LEAN design that reduces the most expensive waste affecting profits -- defective parts, excess motion, over production, and waiting... waiting of talented people and expensive spindles! Eastec Booth #3224.
What You Need to Know Right Now to Improve High-Volume Micro Manufacturing Opportunities abound for shops to cash in on the ever-growing micro machining market, but the differences between different types of micro tools vary from those found in standard tooling. Big Kaiser's product manager Cory Cetkovic offers some insights into the extra care and know-how needed to achieve success and build a successful reputation as a reliable supplier of micro machined parts. Full Article
Can Robots Actually Fuel the Next Wave of U.S. Job Growth? The theory is often heard: "We're all going to lose our jobs to robots." However, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) is pushing back. They say the effects of automation are widely misunderstood, and that the correlation between robotics implementation and employment growth is clear. A3 contends that today's robotics offer U.S. manufacturers improvements in efficiency that are driving up profits and employment. Full Article
ABB FlexArc robotic welding cells are flexible, cost-effective and easy-to-program modular packages that provide a competitive advantage to small and medium manufacturers and job shops. With industry proprietary software FlexArcs can easily handle small batch runs of highly diverse parts. Get exceptional weld quality when just-in-time production is crucial.
Making a statement like that is easy when you have the Pitbull clamps in your inventory. A one inch square Pitbull produces 6,000 lbs. pressure -- similar to the amount of pressure an experienced machinist would apply for aggressive machining using a standard 6 inch vise. In-house blind study of 5 machinists with an average of 22 years experience revealed 2,000-2,200 lbs. was the amount of pressure produced when asked to tighten vise for general machining.
EXAIR's Adjustable E-Vac® features a series of low cost, compressed air powered vacuum generators with vacuum and flow rates that can be easily adjusted to meet your requirements. These vacuum pumps are ideal for a wide variety of "pick and place," lifting, chucking, and surface mounting applications.
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