Rotary broach tools are available in a range of internal and external shapes and diameters – standards and specials. Multiple external and internal rotary broaching toolholders are offered, including adjustment-free versions.
Punch broaching performs in applications where rotary broaching may not be suitable. Keyways, hexagons, Torx-style six lobes, serrations, splines, and squares are machined using partial-form broach tools and indexing either the tool or the workpiece to reduce cutting pressure. Indexable punch broach holders aid the process and provide high-repeatability on CNC lathes, milling machines, and presses.
Metal chip processing, fluid filtration
Heavy-duty wringers/centrifuges use more than 600x the force of gravity to reclaim up to 98% of coolant and cutting oils from metal chips, reducing haul-away cost and increasing the value of dry chips.
The Guardian coolant recycling system recycles used coolants, reducing waste fluids by 50% to 90%, eliminating concerns about wastewater haul-away liabilities.
Paper bed filters provide long-term solutions for solids filtration, with or without magnetic separation, and are suited to grinding applications. Filtered fluid can be reused or recycled, lowering operational costs.
The Evaled vacuum evaporation and distillation system for treating industrial wastewater operates as a closed-loop system under vacuum.
Deep hole drilling capabilities
Gundrilling, BTA drilling, bottle boring, and skiving/roller burnishing machine advancements will be shown through a collection of workpieces on display at IMTS 2018. In addition, a custom UNX machine will demonstrate depth-to-diameter ratio possibilities with CNC motion control capabilities to produce accurate, off-center, gun-drilled holes.
An expanded line of deep hole drilling and machining centers will complement the existing USC-M series, 4- to 7-axis deep-hole drilling and machining centers.
Metal injection molding (MIM) eliminates machining by producing precise, net-shaped parts that usually require no secondary operations. If high tolerances are needed and cannot be MIM molded, 5-axis CNC machining equipment achieves tighter specifications while still being more competitive than complete part machining.
ICAM’s Adaptive Post-Processing solution eliminates tool path errors while reducing programming time, allowing programmers to design tool paths for the part being cut without regard for what machine will produce it; eliminating part reprogramming if the machine used changes. This results in manufacturing flexibility and the ability to choose the most suitable machine at a given time, getting more productivity out of existing equipment.
The Citizen D25 Swiss-style lathe is equipped with double-gang tool posts and B-axis that enable short cycle times for high productivity. The large number of tools, for main- and sub-spindle, provide cost-effective production of complex workpieces.
Also on display at IMTS 2018 will be other Citizen Cincom & Miyano machines highlighting automation, bar feeders, laser welding, and Citizen LFV technology.
Robots, advanced manufacturing solutions
Yaskawa Motoman will feature advanced automation solutions at IMTS 2018, demonstrating robots, turnkey workcells, collaborative technologies, and advancements for manufacturing productivity.
MH900 robot: Heavy-duty, large-reach robot for material handling; parallel-link construction for strength, rigidity, stability for high moment-of-inertia loads
MotoMini robot: 6-axis robot weighs 7kg; designed for tabletop-, floor-, ceiling-, or wall-mount installations; can be mounted close to workpieces and other machinery in existing lines or cells
HC10DT (Direct Teach) robot: 6-axis HC10DT collaborative robot; enhanced hand-guided teaching for fast deployment, redeployment on demand; can be integrated with existing automation
GP8 robot: Small footprint, slim-arm design minimizes interference with peripheral devices, enables close proximity placement to workpieces, other robots
YRC1000micro robot controller: Space-saving design enables installation in vertical, horizontal position, within a 19" rack
Smart Pendant: 10" touchscreen teach pendant provides simplified programming, fast implementation; built-in SMART Frame function allows robot to adapt to the position of the programmer
ArcWorld 1200: Redesigned, pre-engineered welding workcell features the Motoman AR1440 arc welding robot equipped with AccuFast laser-based seam finding and ComArc LV (low voltage) seam tracking capability; dual-station configuration facilitates easy part loading, unloading
Yaskawa Cockpit: Industry 4.0 software integrates robots, other factory assets into a complete systems management, visualization solution; provides insight into device information, production rates; identifies appropriate preventive maintenance; predicts components’ lifespan
MotoSight 3D BinPick: Single 3D camera with integrated lighting quickly, easily recognizes and picks parts randomly placed in bins; 3D CAD matching provides simplified, accurate part registration
3D printer: Yaskawa MP3300iec machine controller delivers 3D printing at 350mm/second; standard G-code uses open source graphical user interface (GUI) for easy customizing user controls; printer developed in cooperation with Titan Robotics
Standard solutions to counterboring
TCB series counterboring tool diameters range from 26mm to 59mm (1.02" to 2.32"), and inserts with the –CG style chipbreaker geometry yield consistent chip flow in various materials at a range of cutting depths.
The expanded TCB line incorporates a cartridge design for easy diameter adjustments. It can be adjusted by placing multiple-sized shims between the tool body and cartridge, enabling a single tool body to machine various diameters. Fine diameter adjustments in increments of 0.100mm (0.004") are also possible with thinner shims sold separately.
5-axis workholding system
The CL5 5-axis workholding system consists of a subplate, riser, and top tooling made from a vise or a fixture plate. The subplate transforms a T-slot table into a modular fixturing plate, allowing flexible and easy clamping and locating of other tooling and/or fixtures. Every plate has built-in clamping and locating for risers, allowing for quick and accurate setups. The Quintus quick-change riser allows 5-side part access to remove a part from the machine table. The system combines the riser, quick-change capability, and precise location in one piece. Several versions of fixture plates, vises, and jaws are available.
Non-destructive portable hardness tester
The PHT-6000 series ultrasonic, non-destructive, hand-held hardness tester measures hardness on small, large, flat, round, thin, or thick workpieces and also checks for coating hardness.
The device can test softer metals, such as copper and brass, and hard metals and alloys while adhering to the strict ASTM A1038-10 guidelines for portable hardness testing using Ultrasonic Contact Impedance (UCI) method. The device’s non-destructive feature allows testing on delicate or finely finished surfaces without physical or structural part damage.