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DEC 2016

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EC 2015 – Sept. 15-17, Booth 1747 mmsonline.com December 2016 MMS 139 MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Spotlight: Machining Centers to be a solution for performing milling and turning operations in a single setup. The company's Palletech configures into one, two or three levels for completely automated and continuous production cells. The Smooth PMC cell control software manages and maximizes Palletech system operations. The software enables users to look ahead with production simulations to forecast tools needed, machine loads and output levels for as much as a week's worth of scheduled cell workflow. The software also sup- ports Palletech cell connectivity, analytics and performance data outputs in graphical formats via smartphone. Mazak Corp., call 859-342-1700 or visit mazakusa.com. HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTER PROVIDES SPEED, CUTTING POWER FOR LARGE-PART MACHINING Okuma's MA-12500HW horizontal machining center provides a balance of speed and cutting power for difficult-to-machine materials, cast iron and aluminum alloys. It is well-suited for large-part aerospace machining with a maximum tool length of 1,100 mm. The W axis enables a longer tool stroke for machining complex, difficult-to-reach part features. The machine is equipped with a 50-taper, 6,000-rpm, 60/50-hp spindle. It is also available with a 12,000-rpm wide-range spindle or 4,500- rpm heavy-duty spindle. Other features include a 49.21" square pallet; a parallel-type, two-pallet automatic pallet changer; and either an 81-tool matrix automatic toolchanger or an optional 171- tool matrix. The machine supports a maximum are immediately available from Helfer Tool Company. Whether you need small, precision carbide or high speed Swiss tools, or larger flat or circular tools, they're standards at Helfer Tool. Plus carbide test pins, carbide cold- heading punches and solid carbide drill blanks are on the shelf, too. Just tell us your production sched- ule, and we'll meet it! Flat, circular or hard-to- find cutting tools FREE. WRITE FOR ALL NEW, TOOLING CATALOG. Helfer Tool Company 3030 S. Oak, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Phone: (714) 557-2733 Fax: (714) 557-5312 www.helfertool.com NEVER BUILD ANOTHER FIXTURE Want more power from your workholding? Raptor has it! Simplify your process. Complete 95% of your workpiece in one holding. In Stock and Ready to Ship! 1-800-824-8333 RaptorWorkholding.com Workholding Products

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