Modern Machine Shop

MAR 2017

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136 MMS March 2017 mmsonline.com MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Spotlight: Measurement & Inspection PNEUMATIC SNAP GAGE MEASURES RANGE OF DIAMETERS Jenoptik Automotive offers the Hommel-Etamic AG380 pneumatic snap gage designed to quickly, cost-ef fectively and flexibly check diameters ranging from 17 to 48 mm, providing measure- ments with consistently high levels of precision. According to the company, the gage eliminates the need to constantly invest in new diameter- specific pneumatic snap gages when producing new workpieces. This pneumatic snap gage can be used in dimensional industrial production metrology to re lia bl y me asure s haf t dia mete r s w ith str ict tolerances. Pneumatic metrology provides high- precision, reliable measurement results with repetitive accuracy for years, the company says, particularly in rough production environments. The flexible snap gage is ideal for both small- scale and prototype production as well as mass production. The gage can be easily positioned and installed at the desired measuring stations on the shop floor, and an optional retrofit kit is available to easily convert any existing measur- ing system. Jenoptik Industrial Metrology, call 248-853- 5888 or visit jenoptik.com/industrial-metrology. ON-MACHINE LASER MEASURING SYSTEM MAINTAINS TOOL GRINDING ACCURACY ANCA's LaserPlus laser measuring system, an enhancement to the touch probe on the com- pany's MX and TX grinding machines, provides repeatable measurement to 0.0001" and automatic machine compensation while reducing scrap during production of precision cutting tools. The ANCA LaserPlus is said to assure tight tolerances and process stability in tool grinding. It uses a non-contact laser beam to accurately measure tool features in seconds, including micro tools too small for touch probe measurement, the company says. The system can measure OD, ballnose, corner-radius and profile tools. The laser body consists of two turrets, one containing the transmitter optic and the other a receiver optic. A measurement is registered when the laser beam is interrupted. The laser measure- m e nt p ro c e s s i s f u l l y a u to m ate d, i n c l u d i n g PREMIER TOOLING FOR THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 109 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT 06705 PHONE (203) 753-2114 FAX (203) 756-5489 www.sommatool.com Call Today for Our Free Tooling Catalog sales@sommatool.com Exclusive bearing design gives longest life. Somma broach blanks cut freer and reduce spiraling. Produce internal or external shapes on screw machines, CNC lathes and other machines. Successfully broach square, hex and special shapes like these...Call Us! BROACHING TOOLS Standard or custom, Michigan Deburring tools work better, last longer and lower your cost per hole. • High-volume customs at standard tool pricing • Deburr holes ranging from 1.5 to 25.5 mm • Inventory maintenance (JIT) for fast delivery • Consistent results • User friendly • Made in USA 1,, 1,, 1,, /"" www.mideburring.com 810 -227-1000 Brighton, Michigan Optimize Your High-Volume Hole Deburring Applications – Guaranteed. – Guaranteed. Optimize Your High-Volume Hole Deburring Applications

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