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MAY 2018

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MMS MAY 2018 146 JEDD COLE | EDITOR | Modern Equipment Review L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced the HVR100-Flip, a large-field-of-vision (FOV) benchtop vision measurement system that is capable of a vertical or horizontal orientation, featuring a high-resolution digital video camera and minimal optical distortion for accurate FOV measurements from as high as 90 mm (3.65"). The horizontal or vertical orienta- tion feature lends the unit to a variety of applications, from flat parts such as gaskets and seals, to turned and threaded workpieces. The system can easily change from vertical to hori- zontal and back within minutes, and it can be placed on most sturdy work- benches.The system has a 24" LCD touchscreen monitor, a 348 × 165-mm (13.7" × 6.5") stationary top plate and 165-mm (6.5") optics travel with a motorized power drive for accommo- dating various part sizes. The system offers enhanced mea- surement capability and increases throughput with automatic part rec- ognition, in which the user places the part anywhere in the FOV without any fixturing, and the system recognizes and inspects the part in seconds. | Starrett Co. | 978-249-3551 Nine-Axis Multi-Spindle Machine Simultaneously Mills, Turns Absolute Machine Tools offers Quicktech's high-preci- sion S-32 ATM nine-axis, twin-spindle milling and turn- ing center. The system has nine axes in total, including two turning spindles and a 190-degree, B-axis milling spindle serviced by a 24-tool arm-type automatic toolchanger. Six fixed gang-type ID turning tools at the subspindle result in a total capacity of 30 tools. Both the main spindle and subspindle feature 6,000-rpm, 5-hp, high-torque integral motors as well as 42-mm collet chucks (or 5", three-jaw hydrau- lic chucks) with capacity for 30-mm barstock. The spindles feature a continuous C axis with a braking system and are fully synchronized for fast and accu- rate part transfer. The 10,000-rpm, 3-hp, HSK 40-taper B-axis mill- ing spindle services both the turning main spindle and the subspindles. It has a working range of 190 degrees, ±95 degrees from vertical. The B axis is locked in position for rigid turning operations. The subspindle moves in the X, Y and Z axes, and in the X axis it can move above and below the centerline to clear the B axis and enable full tilting capabilities. There are six gang-type turning tools at the subspin- dle that enable simultaneous turning and milling. Rigid tapping is standard. | Absolute Machine Tools Inc. | 800-852-7825 Benchtop Vision Measuring System Functions Horizontally or Vertically

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