Machine tool integration

The Sinumerik 840D sl CNC’s Smart Operation feature allows machine tool work to be performed with greater flexibility and speed. The feature includes job preparation, IT networking, improved usability with touch operation, and mobile device monitoring. The program simplifies the integration of machines into the production process without requiring IT support. Smart Operation encompasses: Smart Prepare, Smart Operate, Smart IT, and Smart Mobile.

Siemens Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-4500

Rotary index machine

The RXS-400 for cellular manufacturing uses a Fanuc M710 robot which carries a bank of eight Guyson Model 900 guns, mounted in a heavy-duty cabinet with powered sliding door. The robot controls twin Alpha S4 servos coupled to Apex precision 50:1 ratio gear boxes. A precision two-stop CAM Technologies indexer puts the part in the exact location for the robot to paint the surface. A roof-mounted precision rotary union supplies air to vacuum holding fixtures.

Guyson Corp. of U.S.A.

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6066

PVD grades, chipbreakers for heat-resistant alloys

Advances PVD grades feature resistance to wear and fracture due to a nano-multi-layered AlTiN coating with high Al content. The coating reduces notch wear, crater wear, and built-up edge in machining heat resistant alloys. AH8000 grades are AH8015, the grade with balanced wear and fracture resistance and AH8005, the high hardness grade with excellent wear resistance. PremiumTec surface technology adds a highly polished cutting surface for extra stability and long tool life.

Chipbreakers HRF and HRM cover applications from finishing to medium cutting. The HRF chipbreaker, for finishing, provides low cutting force due to the large rake angle and inclination on the cutting edge, delivering excellent chip control particularly when machining in low depth-of-cut ranges. The HRM chipbreaker, for finishing to medium cutting, features a protrusion on the rake surface that minimizes the swarf from contacting the rake surface, decreasing built-up edge.

Tungaloy America Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1654