Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2016

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50 MMS December 2016 mmsonline.com SHOP TALK negative or unenthusiastic, but cautious and wary of overhype. For more on the IIOT at Bi-Mu, as well as a slideshow detailing specific innovations in machine tools, additive manufacturing, workholding, acces- sories and more from the show floor, visit short. mmsonline.com/bi-mu . ZEISS ADDS NEW METROLOGY DISTRIBUTOR C a r l Z e i s s I n d u s t r i a l M e t r o l o g y L L C h a s announced MSI-Viking Gage as a new distribu- tor of Zeiss metrology equipment for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Caro- lina, Mississippi, Ten- n e s s e e, V i r g i n i a a n d Puerto Rico. MSI-Viking G ag e, w ith Pre cision Measurement Centers in Duncan and Charles- ton, South Carolina, will represent the full line of Zeiss coordinate mea- s u r i n g m a c h i n e s (C M M s), o pti c a l sys- tems, and surface and form equipment. "[MSI-Viking Gage's] regional market experi- e n c e a n d f o c u s o n the full scope of metrol- ogy sales and services will provide our custom- ers with the full range of suppor t," s ays B ill Keim, business sales manager of the Eastern region for Zeiss Indus- trial Metrology. M S I - V i k i n g G a g e o f f e r s i n - l a b a n d o n - s i t e c a l i b r a t i o n s e r v i c e s , r e p a i r a n d c o n t r a c t i n s p e c t i o n a c c r e d i t e d t o A 2 L A 1-800-645-4174 www.royalprod.com Allows for full access to the entire length of the part so all external surfaces can be turned in a single operation, guaranteeing perfect concentricity. For secondary operations, gripping on the ID eliminates the risk of marking/damage to previously-finished surfaces. For many parts, the engagement length of an ID bore can be greater than what is available for OD gripping, resulting in superior rigidity and torque transmission. ID systems tend to be more streamlined than OD systems, enabling better part access – especially important for use on machines with live tooling. ID gripping is often overlooked as a workholding option, yet in many situations it is the best choice: Full Range of In-Stock Standards, Plus Quick Delivery on Specials Ranging up to 24" ROYAL CNC EXPANDING MANDRELS FOR PRECISE, RIGID INTERNAL GRIPPING N N EW EW Please Visit www.IDWorkholding.com Mostly, this takes the form of software that col- lects and analyzes data on machine utilization a nd uptime, alar m conditions, mainte na nce schedules, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and more, paired with CNC front-end interfaces that operate like smartphones. Some are said to of fer capability to network multiple types and b r a n d s o f m a c h i n e r y. H o w e v e r, t h e m o o d surrounding IIOT was relatively reser ved—not

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