Clamping elements

The clamping elements of CleverClamp system are tailored to manufacture one-off and small-batch parts. Simple to handle, they serve a variety of applications, decrease setup times, increase machining times, and improve productivity.

Basic rails are calibrated to fit the Erowa UPC and Erowa MTS production tooling systems. Clamping elements can be positioned on the serrated base rails and be used horizontally or vertically. The base rails provide the flexibility to attach workpieces of varying shapes and sizes in a limited amount of space. The system can be universally automated.

Erowa Technology Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5037

Milling cutters

The OptiMill range has added mills for machining titanium, high-alloy steels, and hard machining, exffgfhpanding applications to include structural components. Unequal positioning of the five cutting edges, in combination with a geometric layout of the cutting edges, reduces vibrations. Counterbalancing with a balancing grade of 2.5 further lowers the risk of vibrations. Milling cutters are suitable for high speeds, and a chip breaker divides the chips in half for removal from the work space.

Mapal Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1410

3D software

GibbsCAM 2016 software for production machining builds on the universal kinematic machine (UKM) technology, improving efficiency, accelerating programming speed, and enhancing visualization and accuracy for CNC machine programming.

The system’s kinematic framework enables solutions for complex programming challenges, such as oriented turning scenarios, and is compatible with a range of programming and machining operations, including solid modeling, high speed machining, 2- to-5 axis milling, wire-EDM, and multi-task machining.

3D Systems

IMTS Booth #S-9119, #N-68

Multi-tasking turning center

The VTM-1200YB multi-tasking CNC turning center, for heavy-duty turning and cutting of large parts, offers rigidity and cutting capabilities for machining large diameter workpieces. The turning center performs turning, vertical, horizontal, and angled surface machining in one operation. The work spindle is supported at two locations by large diameter roller bearings that offer precise control for complex parts. The high-torque spindle can sustain heavy cutting necessary for large parts such as valve bodies.

This machine comes with the OSP-P300S control, thermo-friendly concept to maintain thermal stability, and collision avoidance system.

Okuma America Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8500

Recycling system

The WasteWizard recycling system features Siemens controls with programmable digital color display screen and expandable modules. The system is a highly automated, low-maintenance point-of-use solution designed for the factory floor, featuring a process to filter out and collect soluble waste contaminants while purifying reusable components. It is suited for recycling aqueous cleaner baths, mass finishing compounds, and mop water.

Cleaning Technologies Group LLC

IMTS 2016 Booth #NC-530

Coolant recycling system

The environmentally-friendly HydroFlow Coolant Recycling System recycles water-miscible fluid to its maximum potential, drastically reducing fluid purchases and eliminating or significantly lowering disposal expenses.

Four different recycling systems range in size from small to large and provide a rapid return on investment low maintenance, and unattended operation. Custom configurations can be supplied for situations where greater flow rates or higher processing capacities are required.

Eriez Magnetics

IMTS Booth #N-6966

Machining software

Griffo Brother’s CamLink software, now available for Windows 10 and Smooth Control, allows users to program Mazatrol off-line on all machine controls, save files from legacy Mazak machines, translate programs from one generation of Mazak machine to another, and move data from Solidworks into Mazatrol. CamLink software offers:

  • GB\DataTransfer: Store and retrieve Mazatrol or EIA/ISO files offline, upload/download programs between machine tool and PC
  • GB\DataPrint: View Mazatrol files, obtain copies of Mazatrol programs
  • GB\DataEntry: Create and edit Mazatrol programs on PC, Shape Check program part, run a Tool Path Check to visualize how program will run to make adjustments
  • GB\GeoEntry: Link Mazatrol to CAD, convert DXF files directly to Mazatrol
  • GB\GeoSolid: Create Mazatrol from SolidWorks using part model
  • GB\DataTranslate: Translate Mazatrol files to run on different generations of Mazak machines

Griffo Brothers Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-3307

Bearing preload series

The SSB bearing preload series adds diameters ranging from 9mm to 13mm. More than 300 SSB springs are stocked in carbon and stainless steel. The single turn wave spring helps eliminate bearing play, minimizing noise. Constant light/medium pressure removes play between the ball bearings and the bearings’ inner and outer races. Preloading can reduce the risk of bearing damage due to vibration and wear due to repetitive and non-repetitive runout.

Traditional Smalley Wave Spring and Spirolox retaining rings can be machined to 0.165" (4mm) diameters.

Smalley Steel Ring Co.

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6300

Vision measurement systems

The Quick Vision Active series of vision measurement systems offer easy operation and space-savings with advanced functionality for contact and noncontact measuring needs.

The system offers interchangeable objective zoom lenses for small-to-large features. An 8-step zoom lens can magnify range from 0.5x to 7x. The 1x optional objective achieves a magnification range of 0.5x to 3.5x with a working distance of 74mm. The 2x option can achieve a magnification range of 1x to 7x.

The series is available with measuring ranges of 10" x 8" x 6" (250mm x 200mm x 150mm) or 16" x 16" x 8" (400mm x 400mm x 200mm), with or without the touch-probe measuring option.

Mitutoyo America Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5215

Chip conveyor

The SFcompact chip conveyor filters coolant to 50µm and handles virtually all chip types and sizes, from stainless steel to brass and aluminum. Instead of relying on a large-footprint, drum-based design, the system uses self-cleaning dual filters that can be removed in 15 minutes after removing the chip conveyor.

Because the filtering system is integrated within the rigid frame, the chip conveyor takes up no more floor space than a typical hinge-belt conveyor and, in most cases, will work with the existing coolant tank.

LNS America Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8586

Waterjet machining

Upgrades to the MicroMAX enhance accuracy and expand accessory compatibility. The cutting head comes standard for greater precision and virtually zero taper when working with most materials. The system’s linear traction drive system uses optical encoders to provide a positioning accuracy of <5µm. Protective bellows seal off all precision components inside the waterjet, and the machine’s rigid construction minimizes vibration, enhancing its accuracy. An optional catcher tank cooling package keeps the water at a steady 72°F, preventing the work material from expanding and contracting during machining.

Omax Corp.

IMTS Booth #N-6228

Highfeed milling inserts

The Highfeed 6 milling cutters tackle difficult-to-machine materials from stainless steel to heat-resistant superalloys. The system’s cutter bodies are capable of 0.070" (1.8mm) axial depths of cut and feature double-sided inserts with six cutting edges. The cutter performs in high-feed applications, including face milling and plunging operations. Inserts mount at low lead angles to direct machining forces into the machine tool spindle for less vibration.

Seco Tools LLC

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1564

Clamping system

The Safe-λock tool clamping system provides pullout protection to withstand tough materials. Spiral-shaped grooves integrate into corresponding carbide drive pins in the tool holder, uniting frictional clamping force and positive locking. This allows for increased cutting depths and feed rates and doubles metal removal rates. It has increased metal-removal rates without sacrificing runout or balance accuracy.

Haimer USA LLC

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1452

Auto-loading CNC lathes

The GT-27 SL 3-axis, gang-tooled, slant-bed is a 7.5hp, 6,000rpm, 5-C collet spindle machine with 13.5" of cross travel and a C-axis with driven tools. During IMTS 2016, the machine will be truncating an ID and OD thread and using a rotary broach as part of the machine demonstration.

Ganesh Machinery

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8045

Carbide tooling grades

The BNC2010 Grade is designed for high-precision hard turning with a newly developed CBN substrate coated with a TiCN layer for excellent surface finish and to reduce wear. The high efficiency BNC2020 Grade is designed for general hardened steel machining. Featuring a tough CBN substrate coated with a highly wear-resistant TiAlN layer, BNC2020 achieves more stable machining and a longer tool life.

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2422

    Modular tool changing system

    The Solidfix modular tool changing system allows for the quick change of tools by using adapters that hold a variety of tools instead of requiring a labor-intensive manual tool change or adding an expensive automatic tool changer. Solidfix allows users to preset tools for precise, repeatable cuts with15-second tool changes.

    Instead of traveling to a tool-change rack, the Solidfix spindle can be programmed to move to a home position where the operator can quickly change tools and resume manufacturing. This helps reduce setup time by 90%. Rigid, compact, balanced design also provides large multi-surface contact with high-torque and high-speed performance.

    Benz Inc.

    IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2445

Automation controller

The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5380 controller provides 20% more application capacity than previous versions and is designed for high-speed applications with up to 20 axes of motion. When combined with the Allen-Bradley Bulletin 5069 Compact I/O system, scheduled outputs improve I/O response time to as fast as 0.2ms. Event triggers from the I/O modules provide near-instantaneous task execution.

A dual-configurable, 1Gb/s Ethernet port supports device-level-ring topologies or the use of multiple IP addresses. The ability to create multiple IP addresses is especially useful for manufacturers seeking to establish network separation between plant-floor and enterprise-level traffic.

Diagnostic indicator lights display the status of communications, module health, and I/O module activity, to allow operators and technicians to immediately understand problems. In addition, built-in system and field power terminals reduce wiring to I/O modules.

Rockwell Automation Inc.

IMTS Booth #E-4357

Metal additive manufacturing for industrial production

The Renishaw RenAM 500M builds complex metallic components directly from CAD using metal powder bed fusion technology. The machine manufactures parts within the 250mm x 250mm x 350mm build volume (9.84" x 9.84" x 13.77") and uses an ytterbium fiber laser to fuse fine metallic powders.

In-line sieving allows powder to be recycled and re-used in a single process under an inert atmosphere, reducing user interaction and turnaround time. Metallic powder is loaded into the machine hopper at the front of the system and sieved ultrasonically. Any un-melted material is returned to the hopper and passes through the ultrasonic sieve before being processed. Sieved powder is pneumatically transferred in a flow of high purity argon gas into the powder delivery silo.

A high capacity twin SafeChange filter system enables builds to run for long periods in a stable, controlled atmosphere. Filters capture process emissions, and an intelligent control system actively senses the filter’s condition and redirects the gas circuit to a clean filter before conditions deteriorate.


IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5509

Ruggedized backplane interconnects

Ruggedized optical backplane interconnect systems that provide a high-density, blind-mate optical interconnect in a backplane/daughtercard configuration. The half-sized connectors are fully compliant to the ANSI/VITA 66.4 standard.

The fiber optic ribbon cable interconnect feeds through the backplane to removable system modules using MT ferrules. The VITA 66.1 modules are full width and accommodate two MT ferrules, and the VITA 66.4 modules are half width and hold a single MT ferrule. Two VITA 66.4 modules can fit into the same space as a VITA 66.1 module.

Designed for rugged embedded computing applications, the optical modules are compatible with VPX and other high-performance standards. The protective cover is made of anti-static material, and the connector mounting screws contain a pre-applied anti-vibration material to help withstand vibration. The modules have an operating temperature range of -20°C to 85°C and can withstand 100 cycles, as tested per EIA-455-21.

TE Connectivity

Tool management software

TDMnext enables both entry-level options and highly integrated, global system integrations with enhanced performance features including worldwide networking and easy scalability, helping users implement Industry 4.0 requirements.

The software is a highly evolved platform which is capable of handling the operation of all existing TDM modules as well as TDM Global Line modules simultaneously. It allows customers to completely overhaul and update their TDM software without a complicated change. Additional advantages include simplified interface handling, use of on-demand and browser-based solutions, and combined use of standard and engineering solutions.

TDM Systems Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-3264

High-temperature materials for petrochemical equipment

P78 high-temperature, high-performance thermoplastic; and P240, a lubricated, fiber-reinforced version of P78m, are for chemical processing, petrochemicals, and in applications requiring wear resistance at extremely high temperatures. P78 and P240 exhibit exceptional heat resistance and minimal wear with excellent load-carrying capabilities at extreme temperatures. The compression-molded materials have a maximum service temperature of 650°F (343°C). Depending on the application, effective sealing at higher service temperatures may be achieved. Compatible with ketones, hydrocarbons, and ethers, the materials offer ultrasonic transparency and retention of tensile strength, compressive strength, elongation, and hardness at more than 400°F (205°C).

The materials are suitable for electrical connectors, bearing seals, bushings, and valve seats. P78 is suitable for use in simple support rings whereas P240 is for high-temperature seals and support-ring applications where the ring may come into contact with a dynamic part.

Bal Seal Engineering Inc.

EtherNet/IP connectivity

The CTEU-EP universal interface module makes EtherNet/IP connectivity plug-and-play for a range of economical valve terminals. The CTEU-EP is ODVA conformant and a Rockwell Encompass referenced product. OEMs can configure up to 96 valves on multiple valve terminals with a single EtherNet/IP node. Basic diagnostics reduce downtime through faster identification of under-voltage and short-circuit fault conditions.

Automatic identification of the valve terminal type and configuration speed up installation. The system lowers inventory requirements – a single part number covers multiple configurations – and, with an adapter, a single CTEU-EP can interface two valve terminals.

The CTEU family of universal interface modules is compatible with fieldbuses including DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, ProfibusDP, Profinet, CANopen, and CC-Link. CTEU modules can also be connected via CANopen to Festo CPX-CEC front end control.

Festo Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5066, #NC-734

CNC machine lineup

Four models in the third-generation of opposed gang tool CNC lathes, identified with a “-III” after their base model numbers, will be released at IMTS 2016.

The electrical control cabinet moves from inside the machines to an external position behind the machines, and engineers installed two additional support ribs for enhanced rigidity.

Software offers part program checking, analyzes the part program code, and provides the operator with suggested code optimizations to increase the operating speed of the program and subsequently reduce part cycle time. The thermal displacement compensation function has been enhanced and can now be used on every linear axis.

The machines include Abile programming software and are convertible, meaning they can run as traditional Swiss-style lathes using a guide bushing or operated with an optional chucker kit, which can be quickly installed.

Tsugami/Rem Sales

IMTS 2016 Booth # S-9410

CMM software

CMM-Manager 3.5 for Nikon’s iNexiv vision measuring equipment integrates vision measuring, autofocus laser scanning, rotary indexing, and touch probing to provide a true 3D multi-sensor system for inspecting physical products based on 3D CAD models.

By interfacing with the CAD model – an integrated part of measuring and inspection with the iNexiv video measurement systems – users can take programming and inspection offline, improving programming work, saving time, and bringing products to market faster.

With CMM-Manager 3.5, users import a range of 3D CAD models and can pick features to create automatic probe paths for vision and tactile measuring. Regardless of part complexity or geometry, parts are automatically aligned for the most efficient inspection and measuring. Simulations can be run and inspection results can be verified in real time.

Nikon Metrology

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5060

Exchangeable-head end mills

The Phoenix PXM exchangeable head end mill series features cutting geometries and coatings to perform in a variety of applications and materials such as steel, stainless steel, hardened steel, and heat resistant alloys. They offer high accuracy and repeatability with radial runout less than 0.0006" (0.015mm) and axial repeatability ±0.0012" (±0.030mm). The tool’s 2-Face Contact (end face & taper) enables high rigid clamping. At large and small diameters, the PXM offers efficiency, precision, flexibility, and cost savings.


IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1779