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AUG 2018

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Modern Machine Shop 237 IMTS 2018 Workholding and Handling Steady Rests, Work Rests Support Range of Applications accuracy and repeat- ability are essential. Turning and grinding work rest models can be specified with hydraulic or pneumatic actuation. | Kitagawa-NorthTech Inc. | West, Level 3 & Annex, Booth 432312 Kitagawa NorthTech will be featuring its complete line of turning steady rests and grinding work rests. The series of grinding work rests has been added to the lineup for conventional and application-specific grind- ing. The rests feature a range of gripping diameters with three added models and are supported with the company's in-house turnkey design, build, installation and integration services. The most common appli- cations for the steady and grinding rests include sup- port during turning, milling and other operations such as inner-diameter/outer-di- ameter drilling, boring and grinding. For lathe and mill- ing operations, the company offers turning steady rests with bar clamping capacity ranging from 0.157" to 36". They have a pivotal arm for vertical loading, compact models featuring side-mounted cylinders and models for standard turning and cam milling operations. The turning systems range from compact to heavy-duty models. The grinding work rests range from 0.394" to 7.5" clamping. Engineered mounting accessories are available. The grinding work rest series offers three models: the AS, KRGU and GHS. The AS grinding work rests feature narrow retractable arms for camshafts/crank- shafts and other cylindrical grinding applications. The KRGU is designed for crank shaft grinding to accommo- date the maximum eccentric throw for journal diameters of crankshafts. The GHS is designed for general-pur- pose crankshaft, camshaft and cylindrical grinding applications in which — Robotic machine tending Increase machine tool utilization ABB Robotics will feature the FlexLoader™ FP 300 and the SC 3000 at IMTS 2018, two models from its full line of compact, standardized machine tool tending cells. Easily customizable, each cell features a 6-axis robot ideally suited to the reach and payload requirements of the specific application. User-friendly integrated vision provides the flexibility to automate the machine tending of parts, increasing machine tool utilization by as much as 60 percent. Let's write the future. Together. To learn more visit IMTS Booth # 236520 or go to

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