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Chipbreaker software

2019-06-27T15:57:00+01:00By AMS

LFV (low frequency vibration) chipbreaking technology has been incorporated into the 12-axis, 25mm capacity Cincom D25-VIII CNC sliding-headstock turn-mill centre, says Citizen Machinery. The company claims this enhances the lathe’s production flexibility and efficiency when turning difficult-to-chip materials such as copper, plastics and steels with high alloy content. LFV can ...

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Compliant deburring blade

2019-06-27T15:54:00+01:00By AMS

ATI Industrial Automation says its new Compliant Deburring Blade (CDB), offers pneumatic control and an articulated design that allows the contact force to be adjusted for specific applications. The company claims the tool is suited to light and medium deburring, chamfering, and scraping operations on materials such as plastic, aluminium, ...

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Industrial sensors

2019-06-27T15:49:00+01:00By AMS

Pepperl+Fuchs says it has extended its portfolio to include reduction factor 1 sensors with IO-Link. The company says that standard inductive sensors can only detect non-ferrous metal targets at reduced switching distances. This is because reduction factors can vary from one metal to another. It’s claimed the reduction factor 1 ...

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Controlled low friction bearing

2019-06-27T14:57:00+01:00By AMS

Combining the low friction properties of a PTFE lined plain bearing and the radial spring characteristics of tolerance rings, Saint-Gobain claims the result is a versatile energised bearing, which is easy to install for automotive manufacturers and avoids problems of unwanted cabin noise or difficult to adjust mechanisms.

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Manufacturing software platform

2019-06-27T14:47:00+01:00By AMS

Faro says it has released its BuildIT 2019 software suite. This is offered as three individual products, each designed for quality inspection in manufacturing and assembly or construction applications.

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Machining vise

2019-04-29T11:07:00+01:00By AMS

Kurt Manufacturing says its DX6 CrossOver vise features strategically located holes for through-the-body mounting to achieve closer positioning of multiple vises. The company says this vise also uses sine keys, which can be inserted into pre-drilled dowel holes in the unit’s base for positioning onto t-slots, machine tables, grid plates, ...

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Parts sorting and storage system

2019-03-22T14:30:00+00:00By AMS

Said to have been developed to meet the needs of the automotive industry, Daifuku’s SPDR temporary storage and sortation systems for spare parts features an automated robotic arm, which automatically lowers and raises to grasp a range of tote sizes, and it’s claimed is suitable for kitting operations. Daifuku says ...

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FFC/FPC connectors

2019-03-22T08:30:00+00:00By AMS

Two FFC/FPC connectors designed for the growing information market needs of automakers are now available from Molex. The Easy-On FFC/FPC connectors are offered in 0.5mm pitch and 1.0mm pitch forms and both feature a double-bottom contact terminal design that removes dust and contaminants from the connection, claims the company.

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New piston developments

2019-03-21T14:30:00+00:00By AMS

MAHLE says it is developing a new generation of piston coatings that are intended to guide and reduce the heat entering the pistons. The company claims this initially reduces the demand for piston cooling, and the increased exhaust gas temperature allows a higher quantity of energy to be extracted by ...

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Videoscope for machine inspection

2019-03-21T08:30:00+00:00By AMS

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Assembly line automation

2019-03-13T17:40:00+00:00By AMS

Nextsense says its Calipri systems can be used to monitor the process of car assembly from body-in-white to end-of-line final assembly. The company claims its fully automatic C12 cobot systems allows human workers and robots to work side by side in a continuous production line – without separation, mechanical barriers ...

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Augmented assistance

2019-03-04T11:36:00+00:00By Michael Nash

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Corolla confidence

2019-02-12T12:35:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Upgrade and investments at Burnaston see Toyota start production of the new Corolla in the UK, despite all the turmoil of Brexit

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PSA juggles engines and motors

2019-01-23T12:01:00+00:00By Michael Nash

Engine manufacturing facilities around the world are changing. Pressure from governments and changes to legislation are pushing carmakers to develop new internal combustion engines (ICEs), the production of which often requires new assembly lines and equipment.

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Box clever

2019-01-08T14:41:00+00:00By Edrizzi

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Show and tell

2019-01-08T12:22:00+00:00By Profil

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Smartly pressed

2019-01-03T13:54:00+00:00By Mike Farish

OEMs and suppliers are teaming up to design and construct a state-of-art press shops, duly networked for an industry 4.0 approach

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Passing the test

2018-12-03T10:23:00+00:00By Mike Farish

As modern vehicles become more sophisticated, production testing technologies and processes need to keep up. Mike Farish looks at developments with both carmakers and tier suppliers

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Laser-marking Data Matrix codes

2018-12-03T09:48:58+00:00By Sprimag

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Developing the sustainable paintshop

2018-12-03T09:37:00+00:00By Geico Taikisha

Dermot Healy spoke to Dr Luigi Lazzari, executive director (Europe-Africa) at Geico Taikisha, about the company achieving its goal of a sustainable paintshop ahead of schedule

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