Modern Machine Shop

OCT 2017

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168 MMS October 2017 MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW facilitate core operations including just-in-time and just-in-sequence production, as well as optimize d lo gistic s f lows insid e the factor y, improved warehouse management and better overall production efficiency. The company says that the Agile1500 is part of the development of a new Industry 4.0 operat- ing platform. Security features, such as an inte- grated laser scanner that stops the AGV upon detection of an obstacle along its route, can increase overall plant safety. The Agile1500 is a standard product that is also configurable. It can be fitted with different accessories to accommodate diverse manufac- turing needs and factory layouts. Furthermore, it works with multiple navigation systems that use both natural landmarks like walls and objects and predefined points like magnetic tape. Comau says that benefits include reconfigu- rability; compact design with on-the-spot rotation capabilities; system management software that handles transport orders, allocates vehicles and monitors the entire AGV fleet; and easy interface with other automation systems in the factory. Comau Robotics SpA, call 39 011 0049111 or visit COATING FOR IRON, STEEL PROVIDES PROTECTION FOR HIGH-HEAT APPLICATIONS T h e M i c r o l o k M Z N f i n i s h f r o m B i r c h w o o d Technologies is a fine-grained zinc phosphate c o ati n g fo r i ro n a n d s te e l c o m p o n e nts th at provides protection ranging to 1,400°F for high- Replace your wearstrips now at HALF the cost! (800) 262-191O • 40% bronze filled PTFE • Etched one side for bonding to guideways • Two thicknesses: 0.048" thick and 0.0625" thick • 048 rolls: 99' long, 062 rolls: 67' long • Rolls are 12" wide Pieces can be cut length or slit to width. Epoxy kits available at additional cost. For information:

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