Mill/turn machining center for medium- to high-production

The ICON 6-150 features four machining stations and two dedicated loading/ unloading stations. It uses a 6-position table to shuttle pallets to four machining modules for fast, precise cutting. Each machining module is equipped with a cartridge-style motor spindle, and each spindle type is selected based on the required cutting.

With four servo-driven direct-drive B-axis motors installed on stages 2, 3, 5, and 6, positional accuracy is ±4 seconds.

Each table is equipped with Erowa zero-point clamping systems to clamp the base pallet to the B-axis motors, generating 0.002mm pallet positional repeatability.

Four cutting stations produce 5-sided machining with 4-axis interpolation; six sides if the idle station is used for workpiece inversion. Each machining unit is equipped with its own HSK E40, 12-tool changer. HSK E32 is available as an option.

ICON Technologies
https://hydromat.com/machines/icon-machines

Drilling, chamfering thread milling

TMDR tooling is for drilling, thread milling, and chamfering. The solid carbide, 3-in-1 thread milling tool does not require pre-drilled holes and can work immediately on the surface of the component, improving cycle time and productivity. TMDR also works on components with pre-drilled holes such as blind holes, through holes, and semi-finished holes.

TMDR tools are offered for full profile applications with and without coolant and are suitable for a variety of materials. TMDR is integrated into Vargus GENius software for tool selection and cutting data.

Vargus USA
www.vargususa.com

Exoskeleton joint actuator

Brushless DC motors for robotic limbs have led to a complete exoskeleton joint actuation unit. It consists of a pancake brushless DC motor with inertia-optimized rotor, an internal high-resolution encoder, a planetary gearhead with absolute encoder, and a position controller with CAN and RS232 interface. Fitting the absolute encoder directly at the joint rotation provides increased positioning accuracy. The unit delivers 54Nm of continuous torque and 120Nm on a 20% duty cycle.

maxon motors
www.maxonmotorusa.com