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SEP 2017

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Page 167 of 220 September 2017 MMS 165 WESTEC 2017 September 12 - 14 sensitive contact detection, enabling them to share workstations with people and perform more strenuous tasks or repetitive operations without industrial safety barriers, the company says. The CR-7iA offers a 717-mm reach and 7-kg payload; the CR-7iA /L offers the same payload with a 911-mm re ach; and the CR-4i A has a 550-mm reach and 4-kg payload. The design for t h e c o m p a c t c o l l a b o r a t i ve r o b ot s i s b a s e d on the LR Mate-series o f m i n i m a t e r i a l - h a n d l i n g r o b o t s a n d they are said to be ideal for small-par t sor ting and assembly, inspec- tion, machine tending and part delivery. FANUC America Corp., call 888-326-8287 or visit VIBRATION MONITORING MODULE MINIMIZES MACHINE, TOOL DAMAGE MARPOSS CORP., BOOTH 1126 Marposs will highlight its Artis VM-03 vibration monitoring module with temperature and gravity sensing capability. From its location on the spin- dle, the module deter- mines the spindle's posi- t i o n i n s p a c e w h i l e m o n i to r i n g to o l te m- perature, vibration veloc- i t y a n d a c c e l e r ati o n, h e l p i n g t o m i n i m i z e m a c h i n e a n d t o o l d a m a g e. T h e V M - 0 3 detects overload and potential crashes, pro- tecting the machine from b e a r i n g a n d s p i n d l e World Class Manufacturer of Rotary Cutting Tools 965 Harbor Lake Dr. • Safety Harbor, FL 34695 727.726.5336 • Email: Made in U.S.A. damage caused by collisions. Process monitor- ing helps to optimize process cutting parameters, and machine condition monitoring enables pre- dictive maintenance. Acceleration alarms, includ- ing warning, soft stop and hard stop, and tem- perature and gravity value warning alarms, are said to occur within 5 sec. of an event. Event data is recorded to illustrate operational processes and reveal anomalies, which can help protect

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