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

ATI to showcase wide range of new products and solutions at Automate 2017

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The 2017 Automate Show and Conference takes place at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6, and is a biennial event boasting the largest showcase of solutions-based automation technologies in North America.

Companies from around the globe will represent a wide variety of industries ranging from automotive manufacturing to telecommunications.

Whether you are researching automation technology, seeking to grow your customer base, or exploring new automation solutions, Automate 2017 makes it possible.

One of the companies which plans to make a big show at the Automate Show this year is ATIContinue reading ATI to showcase wide range of new products and solutions at Automate 2017

Technical insight: Innovative hole drilling tools increase automobile industry profitability

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By Paul Best and Todd Cox, product specialists at Allied Machine & Engineering Corp

Hole drilling plays a critical role in automotive manufacturing. Hundreds of holes must be drilled for each vehicle that’s manufactured, including those in transmission shafts, engine blocks, air bag propellant chambers, camshafts, and other internal engine parts.

In any automotive vehicle part production line, conveyor belts are running nonstop and efficient tools are a key aspect of profitability. Every minute a spindle is not drilling holes or is not efficiently evacuating the chips formed from drilling, is a minute when money is lost.

Manufacturers must take advantage of seemingly small tooling changes because they can make a huge difference in hole making efficiency. Innovative technology is now available that can be integrated right into a process seamlessly without shutting production down. Adopting these innovations that decrease costs can significantly increase margin dollars for the company.  Continue reading Technical insight: Innovative hole drilling tools increase automobile industry profitability

Taiwan to showcase new Industry 4.0 projects at IMTS 2016

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Leaders of Taiwan’s machine tool industry will unveil a series of smart manufacturing initiatives for applications ranging from aircraft part machining to automotive component production at a press conference at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

More than 110 Taiwanese companies will also be exhibiting at the show from September 12-17, including 19 in the Taiwan Pavilion, reflecting the country’s status as the world’s fifth largest exporter of machine tools and components.

The presentation, New Initiatives in the Taiwan Machine Tool Industry, will take plat at
1.30 to 3pm local time, Wednesday, September 14, at the South Building, Level 4, Conference Room S402-A.  Continue reading Taiwan to showcase new Industry 4.0 projects at IMTS 2016

Schunk extends industrial toolholder range for micromachining

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Schunk Tribos-Mini and Tribos-RM precision toolholder

Schunk, a provider of clamping and gripping technology for robots among other industrial products, has extended its toolholder program for micromachining.

The company says the expansion of its Tribos toolholder series in such a way as to make them “available quicker and at a lower price.

For the medical technology, optics, micro-mold making and watch and jewelry industries to achieve accuracy in the sub-micron range, toolholders must have extreme balancing grades.

Schunk says it has simplified and standardised what was “previously only possible with great effort”.  Continue reading Schunk extends industrial toolholder range for micromachining

Applied Robotics launches new line of tool changers with lifetime guarantee

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Applied Robotics has launched its first comprehensive family of tool changers. 

The Epsilon family of tool changers incorporates the best features and benefits of three previous generations of ARI tool changers with added functionality and enhancements.

The Epsilon Tool Changers are available in a wide range of payloads from 10 kg to 1,500 kg.  Continue reading Applied Robotics launches new line of tool changers with lifetime guarantee