Synova launches five-axis CNC for 3D machining and hole-drilling

Synova, a provider of advanced laser cutting systems, has developed a new Computer Numerical Control machine with 5-axis capability to satisfy stringent technical requirements in the aerospace and energy sectors.

As engine manufacturers continuously seek to improve performance, high-quality machining of turbine engine components and process stability in production are critical to success.

The new MCS 500 with water jet guided Laser MicroJet technology allows precise and fast 2D and 3D laser cutting and drilling of hot section components used in modern jet engines and industrial gas turbines with high repeatability.  Continue reading Synova launches five-axis CNC for 3D machining and hole-drilling

Anca launches multi-robot work cell for CNC grinders

Anca, a provider of CNC tool and cutter grinders, has unveiled its first multi-robot production cell solution.

The company says the cell enables CNC grinders to integrate several manufacturing operations into a single production line.

Anca says the single-base cell includes automated part loading, high precision grinding, and quality assurance, outproducing the previous multi-machine process while checking part quality requirements.  Continue reading Anca launches multi-robot work cell for CNC grinders

Delta presents its latest innovations in industrial automation at SPS IPC Drives Italia

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Delta, a provider of power and thermal management solutions and industrial automation solutions, is showcasing its complete portfolio of next-generation industrial automation products and solutions at SPS IPC Drives Italia 2017.

The company says its solutions are designed to augment the productivity of manufacturing and industrial processes in a broad spectrum of applications.

These include the new compact modular mid-range PLC AS series, featuring slim and modular design with max. 1,024 I/O and remarkable program capacity of 128K steps for multi-axis control to support advance automation machinery, as well as the new ASDA-A3 servo system, boasting a high performance motor with 6,000rpm and a vibration suppression function to enhance the operation integrity of advanced machines.  Continue reading Delta presents its latest innovations in industrial automation at SPS IPC Drives Italia

Milacron launches new RoboShot SI-20A injection molding unit

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Milacron, an industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, has launched the Milacron-Fanuc RoboShot SI-20A, a vertically mounted secondary injection unit for RoboShot machines.

The new Fanuc RoboShot SI-20A secondary injection unit was designed and developed by Fanuc in Japan. The SI-20A continues to offer the same high quality, high technology and precision synonymous with the RoboShot name.

The RoboShot SI-20A is a high precision, compact, all electric vertically mounted secondary injection unit equipped with Fanuc’s latest HMI Control and provides high molding performance, high sustainability, and ease of use. Continue reading Milacron launches new RoboShot SI-20A injection molding unit

Endurance Robots: How to connect a laser to a CNC machine

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George Fomitchev, CEO of Endurance Robots, explains how to connect lasers to CNC machines

Tutorial: Connection of the laser, 1 W and more (1000 mW) to a laser engraver, a CNC machine, a plotter (MakeBlock Plotter XY 2.0, DIY), and a 3D printer (WanHao, Reprap, Ultimaker)

Customers often ask us how to connect a powerful laser to this or that CNC machine or plotter, if the circuit board of the device does not have a separate power supply for a laser, and the current going through the control board is minimal and does not exceed, for example, 0.5 A.

The DIY и MakeBlock engraver board is powered with 12 v and 0.5-1 А current, not more.
1W diode lasers require 1-2 А и 12 v current; 5 W lasers and higher need more than 3 A.

To mount a more powerful laser on a plotter (such as a MakeBlock XY plotter 2.0 KIT) or on a small Neje engraver additional power supply is needed. It is possible to install a separate battery unit and a driver, for instance.  Continue reading Endurance Robots: How to connect a laser to a CNC machine

Jebsen boasts of ‘remarkable achievements’ in China through partnership with F&P Personal Robotics

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Jebsen Industrial is hailing what it says are its “remarkable achiements” in China, partly as a result of its partnership with F&P Personal Robotics

Jebsen Group markets and distributes premium products and services across China. One of its business units is Jebsen Industrial, which provides automation services.

Officially called Automation & Services (A&S), the JI business unit is focused on manufacturing automation and intelligence services to provide “green, electronic, intelligent and smart solutions”.

A vital partnership is its F&P Personal Robotics in Switzerland, which is a pioneer in collaborative robots interacting with humans, and providing economic and customizable light weight robotic solutions.  Continue reading Jebsen boasts of ‘remarkable achievements’ in China through partnership with F&P Personal Robotics