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JAN 2017

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136 MMS January 2017 mmsonline.com MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Spotlight: Turning including the 42 and 51 models, is designed for accuracy, flexibility and durability in a compact machine. The series offers two separate base structures providing shor t and standard bed lengths. The machines feature robust one-piece cast iron bases, heavy-duty roller linear guide- ways and ballscrews. The collet-ready design of the main spindle and subspindle increases part accuracy and improves surface finish, the com- pany says. The turning centers are equipped with through- tool and headwall air/coolant for both the main spindle and subspindle, foot switches, chip con- veyor interface, bar-feed interface, and an air hose with an air gun. A FANUC OiTF CNC is provided as the control. Options include live tooling, Y axis, servo tailstock and more. Hardinge Inc., call 800-843-8801 or visit hardinge.com. TURNING CENTER FEATURES DIRECT-DRIVE MILLING SPINDLE Mazak's Quick Turn-250MSY turning center offers several productivity-enhancing features including a direct-drive turret design; a higher-torque main spindle; a faster, more powerful milling spindle; and the Mazatrol SmoothG CNC. This multitask- ing turning machine has two turning spindles, a rotary-tool milling spindle and Y-axis capabilities for single-setup part processing operations. The new 12-position, direct-drive turret eliminates the use of belts for improved part surface finishes and reduced maintenance, the company says. BALL GAGE BAL-tEc Division Micro Surface Engr., Inc. 1550 E. Slauson Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90011 323-582-7348 • www.precisionballs.com Save time with the self centering spherical surface of the ball gage. When measuring a large number of holes it can be 100 times faster. Put one or two flats on the ball and find any out-of-round holes. Measure how parallel the space is between two surfaces and or the size. You can get into inside diameters or inside spherical surfaces of rod end bearings. Bend the stem to reach inaccessible locations, in confined areas, down in a hole, inside a cavity or in a buried feature which cannot be seen. Mount the ball on a wire for flexibility to go around corners in pipe and tubing, for example. Easily measure the width of grooves or the surfaces of spherical and toroidal features. Accurately measure the pitch diameter of bearing races, threaded surfaces and of gears Ball Gage instead of a cylindrical plug gage. A M E R I M O L D E X P O . C O M

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