Modern Machine Shop

MAR 2017

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EC 2015 – Sept. 15-17, Booth 1747 132 MMS March 2017 MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Spotlight: Measurement & Inspection The system has complete integrated five-axis corrections and dynamic fixture correction, as well as full 3D mapping for maximum accuracy. The comparator's five a xes of motion enable accurate viewing of par ts from all sides. The system is fully automated, eliminating operator- to-operator variation and potential error. Ultra- bright, multi-angle, multi-quadrant LED illumina- t i o n i s m a n a g e d b y a p r o g r a m m a b l e , computer-controlled system. T h e V i s i o n G a u g e h a s a n o p t i c a l s y s te m designed for an extended depth of field, provid- ing complete clarity and focus regardless of a part's geometry, in addition to a very long work- ing distance that provides flexibility. The system has adaptive feature-detection sof tware tools that accurately locate holes and slots on differ- ent surfaces, with diverse reflectivity at various viewing angles, a useful feature for burrs and splatter, the company says. Like other VisionGauge models, the 700-series digital optical comparator is intended as a fully digital drop-in replacement for a traditional opti- cal comparator. The comparator works directly with the part's CAD data and does not require any overlays, Mylars or templates, the supplier says. The system is Windows-based and deliv- ered network-ready in a rolling-car t shopfloor configuration. The comparator is said to be more accurate than traditional optical comparators and enables users to achieve higher throughput. The comparators can be set up to automatically 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 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 Workholding Products

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