Modern Machine Shop

JAN 2018

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MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Modern Machine Shop 145 The Authority on Accuracy. • Corrosion, heat and impact resistant • Made of high strength 301 Stainless • Ideal for medical, food, beverage, marine and challenging environments For more information visit Stainless Steel Feeler Gages PREMIER TOOLING FOR THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 109 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT 06705 PHONE (203) 753-2114 FAX (203) 756-5489 Call Today for Our Free Tooling Catalog 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 Prefabricated Blanks Shorten Prep Time Dix Metals now stocks mill-direct stainless-steel plate inventory in 303, 304 and 316 alloys for custom- and standard-size precision blanks. The company provides prefabricated materials according to customer specifi- cations, enabling shops to start production without the need for grinding, flattening, sawing or squaring. The stainless-steel blanks enhance efficiency and save time, arriving with tolerances as close as ±0.001" dimension- ally and flat, square and parallel within 0.001". The company performs all processes in house, including Blanchard grinding, double-disc grinding, flattening, surface improvement, duplex milling and waterjet cutting and sawing. | Dix Metals Inc. | 888-810-9660 | Force/Torque Sensor Increases Robotic Versatility ATI Industrial Automation offers the Axia80, a force/ torque sensor that measures all six components of force and torque. The monolithic instrumented transducer also features silicon strain gages that reduce noise, enable increased stiffness and provide overload protection five to 20 times over the sensing range. The system is pro- grammed with two different calibrations that the opera- tor can switch between while the application is running. The default calibration allows for a large sensing range during high-speed moves or while applying high force. The smaller calibration suits more delicate processes that require higher resolution and accuracy. The electronics are built into the transducer body, and the sensor connects directly to the robot controller. It com- municates through EtherCAT or Ethernet and is designed for robotic assembly, grinding and polishing applications. | ATI Industrial Automation 919-772-0115 |

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