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  • Angle heads for machining centres

    May 17, 2017

    Designed for heavy milling, deep drilling and tapping operations, Heimatec says its new line of angle heads feature twin or double twin sets of matched angular contact bearings plus a rear radial support bearing, to offer maximum stability in use…

  • New shot blast turbines

    May 16, 2017

    A new generation of blast turbines specifically designed for shot blasting aluminum components has been developed by Walther Trowal. Because of its lower density the impact energy of aluminum media on the work pieces is considerably lower compared to other blast media…

  • Corrosion resistance process

    May 16, 2017

    Federal-Mogul Powertrain claims it has developed a new process for ranking the corrosion resistance of cylinder liner materials that will enable it to supply more durable components for challenging applications…

  • Rideable materials lift

    May 15, 2017

    Wildeck has introduced a new hydraulically-operated rideable material lift (RML) that it says allows authorised personnel to safely travel with their material between levels…

  • Safety lock for moveable machinery guards

    May 15, 2017

    Equipped with two Output Safety Switching Devices (OSSDs), SICK says its TR10 Lock is a type 4 device (EN ISO 14119) and offers a choice of universally-coded or unique-coded variants…

  • VR digital design solutions tool

    May 12, 2017

    Destaco says its Accelerate Vision Virtual Reality (VR) digital design solutions tool has been designed to work in the production of its Accelerate Collection end effector components, which can be assembled into custom solutions for most pressroom stamping applications…

  • The latest wear plate

    May 12, 2017

    Hardox 500 Tuf is tough enough to perform as a structural material in heavy-duty dump bodies, containers and buckets, claims SSAB. The company says WearCalc and TippCalc calculations based on sliding wear with granite indicate that this material has 85-100% longer service life compared to Hardox 400…

  • New hot-rolled steel for chassis applications

    May 11, 2017

    Tata Steel says the mix of strength and formability of its XPF800 hot-rolled steel enables light weighting of complex vehicle components, while achieving the same fatigue performance as standard equivalent complex phase steels and high-strength low-alloy steels (HSLA)…

  • Electronic fuel tank venting system

    May 11, 2017

    A new electronically controlled fuel tank vapour venting system – eVaptive – has been developed by Eaton. The company claims this can be optimised for any vehicle platform, eliminating the need for car manufacturers to design unique venting systems for different vehicles…

  • New generation production control system

    May 8, 2017

    The new Industry 4.0-focused iTAC.IoT.Suite is a combination of the production-related Manufacturing Execution System (MES) EcoEMOS and the software solutions from iTAC Software AG, which was acquired by Dürr at the end of 2015…