Modern Machine Shop

JUL 2018

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SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE MMS JULY 2018 128 mmsonline.com BALL GAGE BAL-tEc Division Micro Surface Engr., Inc. 1550 E. Slauson Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90011 323-582-7348 • www.precisionballs.com Save time with the self centering spherical surface of the ball gage. When measuring a large number of holes it can be 100 times faster. Put one or two flats on the ball and find any out-of-round holes. Measure how parallel the space is between two surfaces and or the size. You can get into inside diameters or inside spherical surfaces of rod end bearings. Bend the stem to reach inaccessible locations, in confined areas, down in a hole, inside a cavity or in a buried feature which cannot be seen. Mount the ball on a wire for flexibility to go around corners in pipe and tubing, for example. Easily measure the width of grooves or the surfaces of spherical and toroidal features. Accurately measure the pitch diameter of bearing races, threaded surfaces and of gears Ball Gage instead of a cylindrical plug gage. mmsonline.com/tips TIPS Plunge roughing makes sense in at least 3 cases: 1. Where there is a deep slot or pocket 2. Where chatter is a danger 3. On a lighter-duty machine Learn more in the article, "Taking the Plunge" found at the URL listed below. Analytics Software Offers Customizable Dashboards, Panels Vimana has launched new functionalities for its Elevate Enterprise Edition software. The analytics software leverages pre-built templates and standardized KPIs, providing a turnkey product that can implement real- time performance dashboards and historical reporting for deep insights and problem solving. The company is augmenting its existing solutions and launching a set of features that provides users with control over configuring data parameters and visualizations to meet their needs. Configurable Dashboards enable users to build their own dashboards using pre-made templates, so they can view their most important KPIs and visualizations. Users can create an unlimited number of dashboards customized by role, relevant device KPIs and param- eters, line, cell, process, and plant. This user-defined, self-service data preparation gives users the control to look at the data the way they want to see it, enabling rapid insight for smarter action. This can eliminate or reduce the need for post-processing data, saving time and manual manipulation. The Configurable Operator Panel enables users to configure relevant data classifications and metrics that align to operators and devices. An operator can add deeper insight into why the machine is not pro- ducing, and augment the classification for deeper data insight and interpretation. Configuration data relevant to each operator can improve problem identification and performance. | Vimana | 855-846-2100 govimana.com

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