02 March 2015

Mitsui Seiki has evolved its Vertex 550-5X line of machines with new features and capabilities, and a broader range of options and configurations within the series. The model series, comprising six distinct models, is now called Vertex 55X II. Linear axes (X, Y, Z) strokes are 550 mm x 600 mm x 500 mm. 

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02 March 2015

Until now it has been difficult to monitor and ensure that micro holes of consistent quality and diameter have been laser perforated. Typically these holes have diameters less than 120 microns while the packaging film moves with some 100-400 m/min.

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02 March 2015

Cleaning Technologies Group has developed the LeanJet RB-1 Cleaning System. According to them, it uses a patented washing and rinsing process of agitation, spray impingement, hydraulic purging through immersion and rotation, ultrasonics, and heated blow-off drying.

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06 February 2015

The Crossbow, a compact oxy-fuel/plasma CNC cutting system that is portable and economical, is now available, says developer ESAB. The machine’s size and weight make it easy to transport as the application requires. 

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06 February 2015

Cognex has developed the PowerGrid technology, a texture-based location algorithm that takes an inside-out approach to reading 2D matrix and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes. While conventional feature-based algorithms start by locating the finder pattern, the technology looks for a pattern of alternating light and dark modules within the code. 

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06 February 2015

The CP6606 ‘Economy’ Panel PC is suited to the requirements of machine builders and manufacturers in cost sensitive market segments, says Beckhoff. The all-in-one compact controller combines a TFT touch display (800 x 480 WVGA) in 7 inch format with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU and 1 GB DDR3 RAM.  

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26 November 2014

3D Systems has released the Capture Mini scan-based design and inspection system — a smaller, more accurate version of its previously released Geomagic Capture system.

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13 November 2014

Kjellberg’s Smart Focus plasma cutting series is now capable of cutting material thicknesses between 1 and 80 mm. The machines in the series come with the patented Contour Cut and Contour Cut Speed technologies that allow contours, webs and holes to be cut exactly and quickly. For cutting stainless steel, the company continues to rely on the Ar/H2 technology where single gases can be mixed for each specific job.

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13 November 2014

Trumpf says high axis speeds and acceleration rates coupled with operating aids make the TruBend Series 5000 a machine capable of high productivity. In addition, the manufacturer has included a control that allows easy human-machine interaction. Called the Touchpoint TruBend control, it offers different views, which focus on the essentials while still providing all the familiar options. 

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03 November 2014

The Bimeric SP is more than a press, says builder Bihler. It is a modular machine combination with one intelligent controller. 

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