Production Machining

AUG 2018

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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Five-Axis Tool Grinder Offers Large Grind Zone, Small Footprint Star SU LLC | North, Level 3, Booth 236909 Star SU's NXT tool grinder is designed to provide large-machine capabilities in a small footprint. The five-axis CNC tool grinder has few moving parts, a large grind zone, the ability to run small- and large-diameter wheels, easily configurable options, and a modular design. The grinder features a 28-kW synchronous spindle that runs at 20,000 rpm, and it holds tools ranging to 250 mm. The grinder's linear and rotary torque motor technology is said to eliminate backlash, friction effects and drive vibration. FA- NUC robot automa- tion, gripper assembly ranging from 3 to 38 mm and NumrotoP- lus grinding software are included. IMTS PRODUC TS 54 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: AUGUST 2018 Swiss-Type Lathe Can Also Operate as a Chucker Tsugami/Rem Sales, LLC | South Building, Level 3, Booth 339410 Tsugami/Rem Sales will feature the SS38MH-5AX, a 38-mm Swiss-type lathe that features B-axis rotation to enable it to perform full five-axis simultaneous machining. The machine is a "convertible-style" sliding headstock lathe, which means it can operate as a traditional Swiss-type with guide bushing or as a conventional chucker. It features a 40-tool magazine, 10 tools on the back tool post, and an optional two tools on the deep-hole drill holder. Linear glass scales on the X1-, Y1-, Z1- and X2-axis slides are standard features. The machine's backworking overlap with live-tool capability is said to enable multiple tools to be in the cut, shortening cycle times. The company will also display a variety of its other machines and products, including: the MO8SY Gantry; the LaserSwiss; the B0326-II Swiss-type CNC automatic lathe; the SS327-5AX 32-mm, chucker-convertible Swiss-type lathe; the BW129Z nine-axis Swiss-type lathe; the B038T 38-mm turning center; the B0205-III chucker-convertible, five-axis opposed gang tool Swiss-type CNC lathe; and the S206 six-axis Swiss turn. Scheduling Application Facilitates Shopfloor Operations Henning Industrial Software Inc. | East Building, Level 3, Booth 133256 Henning Industrial Software has updated its Visual EstiTrack ERP shop management system with the Touch Scheduling Board applica- tion. An alternate version of the system, Visual EstiTrack ERP Ultimate, has been rewritten using Microsoft's .NET and SQL server tech- nologies. The application uses a touchscreen interface to enable users to drag and drop scheduled shop order operations, represented as cards, within and between work centers. The applica- tion is designed to emulate and replace the magnetic scheduling boards often found in shops. It is designed for large touchscreen monitors and is integrated into Visual EstiTrack ERP to facilitate pri- oritizing operations, viewing and setting statuses, moving operations from one work center to another and enabling employees to clock in and out of shop order operations. The company will also display its iVET mobile phone and tablet application. Lean Transfer Machine for High Flexibility Gnutti Transfer, SpA of Italy | South Building, Level 3, Booth 339080 Gnutti's Piccola lean transfer machine is designed for high flexibility, productivity and reconfigurability. It is available with as many as 22 upper spindle units, 12 radial double-spindle units and 22 lower spindle units with as many as five CNC axes. Spindle speed ranges to 24,000 rpm. The machine performs turning, boring, milling, broaching, angle-hole and deburring opera- tions on parts ranging to 32 mm in diameter. Parts may consist of any kind of alloy. The machine supports loading from bar, blank or coil. The machine is designed to increase return on investment and is intended to replace several machines in the production cell. This creates more floor space and enables users to work on other jobs. A compact size, short setup times and retoolability of parts contributes to flexibility.

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