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  • Compact, high-performance routers

    February 1, 2017

    INSYS icom says it will launch a new MRO series of compact, high-performance professional routers in April 2017. This series of routers is based on the established MRX modular router platform and support edge as well as cloud computing, says the company…

  • Modular cylinder head machining tools

    January 31, 2017

    Mapal claims to have developed a new, modular tool concept for the machining of the valve spring seat and the parent metal bore for valve seat rings and valve guides on aluminium cylinder heads. Two combination tools are employed and the company says both can be designed for MQL machining…

  • Low friction hub bearing unit

    January 30, 2017

    SKF claims it has introduced a new inboard seal for hub bearing unit that can deliver a 50% cut in friction. The cassette seal accommodates current ABS encoders and features an external lip and an optimised labyrinth design that collects and redirects contamination flow away from a main radial lip, says the company…

  • Bus analysis oscilloscope

    January 27, 2017

    Yokogawa has added support for Peripheral Sensor Interface 5 (PSI5) bus analysis on its 8-channel DLM4000 and 2 and 4-channel DLM2000 oscilloscopes, which, the company claims, makes its oscilloscopes useful for automotive designers and engineers…

  • 5-axis machining centre

    January 27, 2017

    Mecof’s UMILL 1800, machine has a 1,800 mm x 2,150 mm x 1,250 mm working volume and, the company says, does not require special foundations. It is suitable for 5-axis and 5-sided metal cutting applications in automotive industries…

  • The transparent press plant

    January 25, 2017

    The Machine Monitoring System (MMS) is part of Schuler’s Smart Press Shop. The company says that an integral part of the MMS is the intelligent diagnostics, which automatically archives and evaluates physical variables and control states when specific events occur. This is designed to enable rapid fault analysis…

  • New X-ray inspection platform

    January 25, 2017

    Nikon Metrology says its Mk 4 XT V platform iteration offers improvements to improve the user’s experience and system reliability changes to increase up time. The company says the XT V real-time X-ray allows users to navigate complex printed circuit boards and electronic components to trace defects on electronic components and assemblies…

  • Hands-on tutorials

    January 24, 2017

    Simufact Engineering says it is now offering five, hands-on tutorials that provide insights into the use of welding simulation with Simufact Welding. In a series of short videos Dr Ingo Neubauer, director Research and Innovation, guides the user through the handling of the software…

  • Connectors for automotive wire harnesses

    January 24, 2017

    BASF says it is expanding its range of engineering plastics. The company claims that with its new Ultradur grade B4340ZG2 High Speed (HSP) connectors will be more robust against damage such as breaks and cracks…

  • Automation system design software

    January 13, 2017

    To help streamline the design and configuration process for automation systems faster, Rockwell Automation says it has enhanced its Software Studio 5000 integrated development environment. The company says the Studio 5000 Architect application can now collaboratively exchange data with other engineering tools…