Modern Machine Shop

OCT 2018

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BETTER PRODUCTION PART GAGING costly to manufacture and maintain. In addition, comparative gages tend to require series-specific tooling to fixture the parts for gaging. As one alternative to comparative gaging, high-precision coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) have been used to measure these bear- ing components. As an absolute gage, CMMs do not require part-like masters and usually do not require series-specific tooling for measurement. However, factors such as maintenance, recertifi- cation and sequence programming can cause the initial capital cost and overall cost of ownership to trend high. Also, CMM measurement cycle times can be much longer than those of compar- ative gaging. Not only that, but some parts are susceptible to deformation, def lection or marking from the CMM probe tip contact force. These are unacceptable conditions for Timken, which requires the utmost precision and fast cycle times to stay competitive. An alternative that addresses the shortcom- ings of both comparative gaging and CMMs is the optical micrometer. According to Larry Keller, metrology and gaging technologist with Timken, Our new 4+1 VMC is designed for high-speed, high-precision, high-productivity machining. And, it's the only VMC that includes: • 3-year preventative maintenance program* • Industry-leading, 2-year warranty on the machine and controller • PLUS, as an introductory special, receive free set up and training if you purchase before 12/31/18 Discover why UNi5X-400 is a smart investment for you. It's the VMC you've been waiting for. Introducing UNi5X-400 VMC with legendary Chevalier service built in To us, superior service is an investment. *Rotary table center rotation tuning every 6 months for 3 years. Get the details at ³

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