End mill for composites introduced by Sandvik Coromant
The new CoroMill Plura compression end mill for composites from Sandvik Coromant is certain to be of great interest to any manufacturer machining carbon-fibre reinforced polymer. Unlike conventional end milling cutters, the innovative CoroMill Plura tool combines positive and negative helix design to 'compress' the top and bottom of the component edge.
New additions to Torsiflex Disc Couplings range enables coupling sizes to be minimised
The range of Torsiflex disc couplings from Bibby Transmissions has been expanded to offer customers a greater selection for applications in process pumps, fan blowers, compressors and general industrial markets. The Torsiflex coupling consists of 2 hubs and a factory assembled transmission unit.
LCM Systems Extends Accessory Range and Now Offers Crosby Shackles and Rod End Bearings
LCM Systems has recently extended its range of accessories for use with its extensive range of load cells and instrumentation. To complement its ranges of SHK and Telshack Load Measuring Shackles, LCM Systems is pleased to announce that now it offers Crosby Bow and D anchor safety shackles that can be purchased with or without LCM's link load cells and a selection of Rod End Bearings supplied and calibrated with an associated load cell.
New Beyond EADE Solid Ceramic Endmills from Kennametal
Industry first shows outstanding reductions machining turbine blades and other energy/aerospace componentsNew 6-flute Beyond KYS40 solid ceramic end mill from Kennametal. Perhaps the most basic assumption in machining is that cutting high-strength materials takes higher-strength tools. Proprietary nickel-based alloys used in gas and steam turbines, for example, are among the world´s strongest materials, continually being developed to allow power plants to run at much higher temperatures.
New from Ruland! Washdown shaft collars
Ruland has developed a new shaft collar for high pressure washdown applications. Washdown shaft collars are a patent pending design containing a 303 stainless steel shaft collar, male and female shrouds made from FDA compliant materials, and three O-rings with FDA compliant lubrication. They are ideally suited for highly corrosive washdown applications found in food processing, packaging, and medical industries.
New slip ring assembly range expands motion system capability
Further extending its motion components and systems capability, HeasonTechnology has added a new range of precision slip ring assemblies and rotary joints to its extensive product portfolio. The range includes complete assemblies for rotary-to-stationary transmission of electrical signals, video signals, field buses etc. and power up to 50A and beyond.
Miniature lead screw designs
Miniature lead screw designs have often been challenging with regards to application performance verses cost. Overcoming the significant technical obstacles, Abssac has once again managed to supply what other lead screw manufacturers cannot.
New O.M.G. precision angle heads from YMT can increase efficiency and functionality
The latest addition to YMT Technologies Tooling Division's comprehensive list of high quality products is the O.M.G. range of milling, drilling and tapping angle heads for improved efficiency and functionality. The Yeovil-based company offers an extensive range of cost-effective high precision tool and workholding solutions, as well as efficiency-improving machine tool and workshop ancillaries. All of the products offered by YMT, including the new O.M.G. range comes with full pre- and post-sales technical support.
EasyUse facilitates set-up for TRUMPF punching tools
Punching tools made by TRUMPF can be set up even more quickly and easily thanks to the EasyUse marking concept. It eliminates the measurement work otherwise needed when installing re-ground dies and the required shims.
Selecting the Ideal Coupling
Flexible shaft couplings connect two shafts, end to end. They transmit rotation from one to the other and accommodate the slight, unintentional misalignment that is always present when two independently mounted shafts are presented for connection. There are many kinds of flexible couplings and while they all fulfil their primary purpose, each has certain characteristics that make it more effective in one application than another.
Ball screws with driven rotating nut enable long effective stroke
Kammerer introduces ball screws with a driven rotating nut. With its combination of high linear speeds and a long effective stroke, this ball screw concept is ideal for large machines with long axis lengths, such as large broaching machines, plastic injection moulding machines, lifting and assembly equipment for aircraft and rail vehicles and other hoisting and lifting machines.
Tool Setting Is Faster And Easier With MAPAL's New Cassette
Users of MAPAL reamers and fine boring tools with HX indexable blades no longer need to manually set the back taper on the blades, thanks to a new and innovative cassette design that inherently takes account of back taper. Not only does this significantly reduce the time needed for tool setting, it also means that different back tapers can be selected simply by changing the cassette.
Quick clamping shaft collars in larger bore sizes from Ruland
Ruland Manufacturing has expanded its quick clamping shaft collar line to accommodate sizes up to 3 inches and 75 mm. They are designed for light duty stationary or low-RPM applications that require quick positioning adjustments or frequent set up changes where the use of tools is not practical.
Sandvik Coromant introduces a new multi-edge rough face milling cutter
Sandvik Coromant introduces CoroMill 357, a new tough multi-edge face milling cutter for roughing and cubing in steel and cast iron with high insert security. In typical applications such as rough face milling, cubing, in intermittent component figurations, components with uneven stock or forgings, welding and castings, applying CoroMill 357 achieves a high metal removal rate and superior productivity.
Novel energy chain system increases uptime for Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover has reduced the downtime on one of its factory robots by 66% thanks to installing equipment from igus UK. Triflex RS is a very compact multi-axial energy supply system that safely houses the energy cables, and as a result, enables manufactures to increase reliability and make operational cost savings.
Thread forming slashes costs by 88%
Taptite 2000 generation of thread forming screws combines efficiency advantages with process reliability. A total cost saving of up to 88% can be achieved in threaded fastener assembly. The Taptite 2000 generation of thread forming screws from Arnold Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KB makes a fundamental contribution to cost reduction in threaded fastener systems. Based on experience, costs savings of up to 88% can be achieved in threaded fastener assembly.
New igus linear guide is quick and easy to install
igus UK has developed a new addition to its popular drylin W linear guide series. The compact drylin W mono slide is a complete system that consists of fewer parts, reduces installation space and is easier to assemble, enabling design engineers to save installation time and associated costs.
Heason Technology supply custom motion system for CT scanner sample manipulator at the Imperial College QCCSRC Imaging Laboratory
Heason Technology has completed the integration of a vertical positioning system for a CT scanner used for geological studies at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. The CT scanner is the centrepiece of the new Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre - a $70 million, 10 year programme in conjunction with sponsors Qatar Petroleum, Shell and the Qatar Science and Technology Park to improve the understanding and development of the storage of CO2 in carbonate reservoirs to help mitigate climate change.
Foila International chooses Rotalink motor gearboxes for efficiency optimised hair colouring preparation machine
Recognising the need for increased efficiency through time and cost savings, improving reliability and increasing final product quality are familiar objectives for all machine designers. These concepts are just as familiar to the world of hairdressing and the British manufacturer Foila International recently demonstrated this with its new 'Foila Baby' automated foil preparation machine for hair colouring - which not only ticks all of these boxes for professional hairdressing salons but is also creating a new trend as a 'must have' product within the high-end of the industry.
Sandvik Coromant introduces the high precision hydraulic chuck, CoroChuck 930
March 1st sees the launch of CoroChuck 930. This high precision hydraulic chuck from Sandvik Coromant brings a secure tooling performance to milling and drilling operations. Perfect for meeting the demands for high run out precision, extensive tests have shown this new hydraulic chuck provides the best pull-out security available.
Electrox lasers score a hole in one for Midas Golf
Electrox Lasers are proving to be a hit when it comes to marking premium-brand bespoke golfing equipment for Midas Golf. Huddersfield-based Midas Golf has invested in two Electrox Scorpion Rapide Lasers with customised MaxBox Plus workstations to permanently mark its top-flight clubs.
SGS Launches New Series 43 Non-Ferrous Roughing Tool
SGS Tool Company has added a new series of Roughing End Mills to its S-Carb product line in support of the company's on-going commitment to provide high performance cutting solutions. The new Series 43 Chip Breaker delivers load reduction and offers superior chip management during aggressive aluminium and non-ferrous machining.
High quality grip chains from iwis for reliable feeding, transportation and positioning
iwis presents grip chains with wear- and corrosion-resistant clamping elements. The special-purpose conveyor chains are used for gripping, collecting and transporting thin-walled, large-surface materials, for example in the packaging, food and beverages and electronics industries, in circuit-board production and in metal processing.
CoroMill 316 exchangeable-head milling system is now available with internal coolant
The CoroMill 316 exchangeable-head milling system is a truly versatile system for milling operations. It can be applied for high feed face milling, slot milling, helical interpolation, shoulder milling, profile milling and chamfer milling of components in material groups from ISO P to ISO S. From March 1st this high performance system is available with internal coolant holes.
Altra Industrial Couplings manufactures bespoke grid coupling for 10,000 tonne press pump
The grid coupling of a large water pump at Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering was coming to the end of its operational life. To avoid costly re-engineering of the pump S.F.E.L. wanted to commission a bespoke coupling to match the original's footprint. While most suppliers were unable to produce a coupling to the right size, Altra Industrial Couplings was able to match the design of the original and work in partnership with S.F.E.L. to produce it.
Electrical Rotating Joint / Slip Rings
Heason Technology expand product portfolio to include range of standard and application specific custom slip rings. Slip Rings can be used in any system requiring the transmission of electrical and/or power signals to an intermittently or continuous rotating shaft.
More Blades Mean Higher Feed Rates with MAPAL Reamers
More cutting teeth for a given tool diameter, allowing much higher feed rates to be achieved, is the key benefit of the new range of FeedPlus multicut reamers from MAPAL. By using a completely new design principle for these groundbreaking tools, MAPAL has created more space for blades, which means, for example, that it is possible to have ten teeth on a 14 mm tool, compared with just six teeth on a conventional reamer of this size.
High-Performance Lead Screw Assemblies Designed for Miniature Mechatronic Systems
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has expanded the capabilities of its precision lead screw products. Haydon Kerk, recognized globally as a leader in linear motion, has applied its many years of experience and knowledge of precision thread rolling to a new range of lead screw sizes.
Atlas Copco compressors play vital role in London Underground’s largest upgrade project
Compressors from Atlas Copco are playing a vital role in the £500 million upgrade of London's Tottenham Court Road underground station. The major upgrade project, which is being carried out for Transport for London as a joint venture between Taylor Woodrow − Civil Engineering Division of Vinci Construction UK − and BAM Nuttall, will result in 2016 with an enlarged ticket hall six times the size of the present unit, new station entrances, additional access points to the Northern and Central Line platforms to reduce congestion plus fourteen escalators and six new lifts to provide step-free access.
Bespoke solutions for linear
Linear technology: bespoke solutions and green engineering are in demand. Ultra-steady running, a low noise level, high precision and ever-increasing outputs: these are the key trends in linear technology that NSK is catering for by developing new series of ball screws and linear guides. Green engineering is another important element of the development work. Customised versions are also developed regularly in response to clients' increasingly specific demands.
Skiving and roller burnishing tool faster than honing
Sandvik Coromant has introduced a new range of skiving and roller burnishing tools that allow manufacturers to finish cylinder bores in machine times of up to 90 per cent less than conventional honing techniques. Furthermore, thanks to enhanced process security, faster cycle times are achieved without any detriment to extremely accurate finished tube diameters.
High Precision AirGlide Air Bearing Positioning System
Heason Technology's has launched the new AirGlide Ultra Precise Air Bearing System. With positional accuracy to within 3 microns for the standard version and better than 1 micron for the interferometer calibrated version, the AirGlide has a bidirectional repeatability of +/- 0.3 microns over a travel range of up to 1000 mm.
Crystal clear TBX Turbine from Pfaudler
Designed with superior low shearing capabilities, Pfaudler's new TBX Turbine is optimally suited for crystallization processes in the pharmaceutical industry. Suitable for reactors up to 8,000 litres and specially coated with Pfaudler's smoother, cleaner, more resistant PharmaGlass the TBX Turbine significantly improves the axial mixing effect in the reactor and reduces heating/cooling times, based on improved heat transfer.
European steel mill sources hundreds of Dura-Flex couplings to keep production rolling
A large steel mill near Budapest, Hungary, was installing a hot strip runout table that would transport extremely hot metal around the plant. Nearly 350 individual couplings were required which would be able to withstand the high temperatures and contaminants that are present in metal working applications.
New Elesa Indexing Plungers With Clamp Plus Added Safety Function
Elesa's new GN7336.7 indexing plungers with clamp knob are used to position, to lock and to make secure elements whose position needs to be changed such as guides, plates etc. By axially lifting the knob, the spring pressure is overcome; hence the plunger is retracted, allowing the positioning adjustment.
Electrically conductive energy chains available within 24 hours
igus UK now has a range of ESD/ATEX energy chains which are available from stock within 24 hours, enabling designers to build machines more quickly and efficiently. There are approximately 280 ESD/ATEX chain versions readily available, including a selection of smaller 'zipper', medium E2/000, and heavy duty E4.1 and E4/light energy chains, which constantly discharge electrostatic build up in a controlled way.
Atlas Copco Compressors reduce heating costs through energy recovery
Müller Dairy has made substantial savings in gas process heating costs by utilizing Atlas Copco compressors incorporating energy recovery technology. Compressed air plays an essential role in Müller Dairy's large scale production operation, based at its Market Drayton manufacturing plant, where over 600,000 litres of raw milk are processed daily.
TB Wood’s Form-Flex couplings help to drive the world’s deepest dredge pump
When a large underwater sand mine began to reach depths that had previously been inaccessible to pump dredging, the mine's operators thought that they would have to commission a clamshell-style dredge to keep the mine operational. However Dredging Supply Co., the industry leaders in dredging technology, believed that it could build the world's longest suction pump dredge using couplings from TB Wood's of the Altra Couplings group to form the drive shaft.
New Revolvo Service Meets Urgent Requirement for Slewing Rings Outside Of Catalogue Ranges & On Short Lead Times
Revolvo has today announced that it is meeting the urgent requirement for bespoke slewing rings, outside of normal catalogue stock ranges, and on short lead times, with a new service to supply slewing rings from 300mm to 4500mm diameter.
Couplings for wastewater services…
Waste water facilities face many tough operating conditions every day. Easily processing many hundreds of millions of gallons each day, they operate on a continuous cycle whilst being exposed to water, chemicals, high shock loads and extreme temperatures. Couplings play an important role in wastewater processing by controlling vibration, minimizing misalignment and reducing maintenance costs. While they should operate maintenance free for many years, poorly specified couplings can fail which leads to lengthy downtime.
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