FANUC FA America featured a seamlessly integrated automotive solution at the imX event held in Las Vegas Sept. 12-14. The new system integrates CNCs, robots, Rockwell Automation PLC Pack Motion and Enterprise Software solutions.
FANUC FA America's Paul Webster provides a tour of the company's Fast Atom plant floor management/connectivity system. In addition, Webster explains how the company is extending its assistance to help keep legacy equipment connected.
Joseph A. Cvengros, Marketing Director at FANUC Robotics, Rochester Hills, Mich., points out the new connectivity driving FANUC's Intelligent Machining Center: Fixtureless IR Vision, Force Sensing device and Machine Tool Connect software.
Dr. Jeffrey Badger, the host of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine's Grinding Doc Video Series, fields a question from a shop taking smaller and smaller finishing passes and several spark-out passes in order to get tight tolerances and a good surface finish. But the shop is having trouble getting the wheel to bite into the workpiece. All it does is ride over the top, and the shop is using high-pressure oil. How can the shop get the wheel to bite? The Grinding Doc responds in this 23rd episode of the video series.
A shop with burn issues wants to know if a high-porosity wheel would reduce temperatures as suggested by the company's wheel supplier. Dr. Jeffrey Badger, the host of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine's Grinding Doc Video Series, offers some guidance in the 22nd episode of the video series.
The Mikron HSM LP series from GF AgieCharmilles, which features a sophisticated thermal management system, was among the machines on display at GF AgieCharmilles's 2011 Technology Days held in June at its facility in Lincolnshire, Ill. The MIKRON HSM 400 LP and 400U LP is said to set a new milestone in regard to geometric stability that guarantees extremely high repeatability of movement guidance. Product Manager Eric Ostini provides a brief video tour.
Eric Ostini, product manager with Agie Charmilles LLC, provides an overview of the FO 550 SP machine designed for fast machining and exceptional surface quality. Part of the company's 2011 Technology Days hosted at its facility in Lincolnshire, Ill., the demonstration includes a dry-run operation depicting a 16"-deep rib burn.
Ken Baeszler, product manager at Agie Charmilles LLC, highlighted the automatic wire changer on the CUT 2000 wire EDMing machine during the company's 2011 Technology Days hosted in June at its facility in Lincolnshire, Ill. The CUT 2000 is said to be capable of achieving finishing quality up to Ra 0.05μm.
Gazing at the wide array of laser ablation, EDMing and 5-axis milling machines on display at GF AgieCharmilles' recent Technology Days 2011, it's easy to understand why the event attracted hundreds of customers from around the world. AgieCharmilles Form 20 sinker EDM debuts.