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Short Cycle Time Challenges For Inline Inspection

Metrology

The post Short Cycle Time Challenges For Inline Inspection appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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How to Lower Cycle Times With the Right Tool Steel

Mold Making Technology

Molds and inserts made of a remelted special steel grade can dissipate the process heat from the mold surface within a shorter time. The processing time for standard high-gloss polishing is equivalent to H11 ESR

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What is Cycle Time? How to Calculate and Reduce Cycle Time

Machine Metrics

When it comes to production environments, it's always a question of how much can be produced, how quickly, and at what cost. At the end of the day, how efficient are we

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VMC Provides Shorter Cycle Times, Minimizes Non-Cutting Time

Mold Making Technology

” Like the smaller SVM 4100, DN Solutions says the SVM 5100L is optimized to provide shorter cycle times by reducing the acceleration and deceleration times of the XYZ axes and spindle. This feature aims to minimize non-cutting time. Photo credit: DN Solutions.

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CAM Software Automates Part Costing and Cycle Time Calculations

Modern Machine Shop

Solidline CAMculator is designed to optimize costing to save time and labor. CAMculator uses data from the CAM model to calculate cycle time, which can be used to ultimately program and calculate the cost of an entire component. Photo Credit: HCL Technologies.

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CAM Calculator Optimizes Part Cost, Cycle Time Computation

Mold Making Technology

The company releases Solidline CAMculator, a tool that can calculate cycle time used from CAM model data to ultimately program and calculate the cost of an entire component. Photo Credit: Solidline, HCL Technologies/CAMWorks.

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Large Mold Shops can Boost Electrode Wear, Cycle Times with Workhorse Sinker EDM

Mold Making Technology

The Gantry Eagle 1400 sinker EDM, according to MC Machinery Systems , is a true workhorse for all large mold shops, offering enhanced electrode wear — requiring less maintenance and costly downtime — and improved cycle times for high return on investment (ROI).

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VIDEO: How a Mold System Reduces Processing Costs and Cycle Time

Mold Making Technology

Michael Croxton, Account Manager at Canon Virginia demonstrates its shuttle mold system , which runs two parts at one time, reducing molding costs and cycle time, yielding additional savings.

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The Data Capture Evolution

Modern Materials Handling

While it’s not time to say, “move over bar codes,” newer forms of data capture technology are starting to see use and promise more operational visibility with fewer manually triggered data collection tasks.

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ENGEL realigns large machine portfolio with new duo tech injection molding machine

Plastics News

The new two-platen large machine duo tech can accommodate larger molds on the same footprint and achieves greater productivity thanks to a shorter dry cycle time and improved performance

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Machine Integration: Connecting Equipment to MES, ERP, CMMS

Machine Metrics

MES systems need part counts, cycle times, and inventory records. Shop floor management systems require data to execute their core functions properly. Quality management systems need rejected part rates and scrap reasons.

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Universal Robots Introduces 20 kg Redefined Cobot 

Control.com

The UR20 is not only bigger than previous UR cobots but has a faster cycle time and greater motion capabilities. Universal Robots releases their largest cobot, the UR20, capable of handling up to 20 kg of payload.

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Full Speed Ahead: Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Expands Fast-cycle All-electric Platform

i4.0 today

Engineered specifically for high volume packaging, medical and automotive applications requiring the highest processing precision in the fastest cycle time, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is accelerating its global expansion of the IntElect platform.

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Stress-free and Powerful Turning Delivers High-Quality Parts

Fabricating & Metal Work

The power to machine difficult materials reduces cycle times. Each of two 6-station tool turrets has its own servomotor and interpolated Y-axis, with chip-to-chip tool change times reduced to just 0.3

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200-Year-Old Manufacturer Turns to Smart Technology to Drive Efficiency

MEM

Cast-nylon and plastic components manufacturer Westley Plastics has improved cycle times and achieved more consistent and efficient 24/7 production after adopting smart technology, which has given the company greater visibility of its manufacturing process.

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Digital Demo: High-Precision Single Spindle CNC Automation with the Muratec MS50

Modern Machine Shop

This machine makes you more money by shortening the overall cycle time and reducing the spindle idle time. Photo Credit: Muratec Machinery USA.

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End-to-End Solution for Sheet Metal Fabrication

The Fabricator

Optimizing raw material sheet utilization, designing sheet metal parts faster, ensuring first time right manufacture every time, optimizing manufacturing cycle times, ensuring smooth execution of manufacturing activities, and optimizing the overall product and project cost.

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How to Prepare for the Rise of AM in Moldmaking

Mold Making Technology

This is happening because of decreasing cycle times made available by new tool design capabilities made possible by AM, like conformal cooling. However, roughing out a large mold cavity and creating inserts for parts requiring faster cycle times makes a lot of sense in many cases.

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Real-time Robot Workspace Monitoring for Precision Manufacturers

Gary Mintchell

Datanomix , maker of the industry’s only Automated Production Intelligence software platform, announced support for monitoring Universal Robots for real-time visibility into robot performance.

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Multi-cavity Hot Runner Design Takes on Bio-based Material Challenges

Mold Making Technology

Results: Maximum precision, fast cycle time, attention to sustainability and attractive appearance. Cycle Time: 4.2 grams and a 4.2-second cycle time. grams and a cycle time of 4.2

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Brady’s Wraptor A6200 wrap printer applicator in stock at Heilind Electronics

Design World

This process eliminates expensive and time-consuming hand labeling, reducing print and wrap cycle time by 50 percent relative to hand application.

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New Robot Guide from KUKA Streamlines the Automation Process

Fabricating & Metal Work

KUKA’s large family of robots are suited for applications requiring extreme precision and repetitive tasks with fast cycle times as well as for those within large foundry operations.

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Hot Runner System Innovations Manage Melt Logistics Inside the Mold

Mold Making Technology

It also helps tighter tolerances part to part, reduces part warpage and ensures faster cycle times Photo Credit: Incoe Corp. Incoe Corp. says its hot runner systems are the heart of the injection molding process, managing and controlling Melt Logistics inside the mold.

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Metrios Re-Light optical measuring machine accommodates both flat and cylindrical parts

Design World

Moreover, thanks to the machine’s innovative automatic rotation it is possible to measure every side of a part in one complete cycle. With Re-Light, right-first-time positioning helps to avoid these issues.

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Vertical Lathe Executes Heavy-Duty, Long and Continuous Cutting

Modern Machine Shop

This vertical lathe is designed with industries looking to reduce cycle time for difficult-to-cut materials in mind. Because of this noted power, the company says cycle times can be reduced by up to 51 percent. The team at Okuma America Corp.

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GenSwiss Collets, Guide Bushings for Creating Complex Parts

Modern Machine Shop

Available for major machine models such as Star, Citizen, Tornos, and Tsugami, GenSwiss Signature Series Collets and Guide Bushings are said to enable operators to create complex parts accurately and precisely while increasing productivity by reducing cycle times.

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Totally New Drill Design Innovation Offers Significant Time Savings

Fabricating & Metal Work

PunchDrill reduces machining forces and optimizes chip-breaking, producing cycle time savings of 50% or more when machining cast aluminum alloys with at least 7% Si content and magnesium alloys.

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Datanomix, Flexxbotics to automate production monitoring for Universal Robots

Automation Mag

The partnership will allow Datanomix to access real-time operational data for Universal Robots from Flexxbotics through its FlexxConnect platform. This offers insights into the cobot as well as CNC machine cycle time, part counts, run time and machine/robot status.

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Kuka Introduces Guide to Assist With Robot Selection Process

Modern Machine Shop

Kuka’s large family of robots are suited for applications requiring extreme precision and repetitive tasks with fast cycle times as well as for those within large foundry operations. Photo Credit: Kuka Robotics Corporation.

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Compact Industrial Cobot Features Enhanced Motion Control

Modern Machine Shop

The UR20 features an entirely new joint design that is said to enable even faster cycle times, as well as the ability to handle heavier loads. According to the company, the benefits of the UR20 include significant advances in cycle times and the ability to handle heavier loads.

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Xact Metal Introduces the XM300G Family of Mid-Size Affordable High Performance Metal Printers

Additive Manufacturing

A large 300x300x350 mm build volume, upgradable to 300x300x450 mm, a selection of 400W or 700W fiber lasers, and an interchangeable build platform to reduce printing cycle time, make the XM300G well-suited to support a wide variety of additive manufacturing applications.

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Welding, engraving, cleaning: TruMark 7050 is the Swiss Army Knife of the lasers

Dinesh Mishra

Applications in all industries The laser is suitable for a number of highly productive applications in various industries with very short process cycle times.

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OEM Moves From Automation Implementation to Refinement

Modern Machine Shop

Its first move was to begin monitoring shopfloor production metrics and setting benchmarks through the Vimana platform, troubleshooting whenever cycle times for a part lengthen over historical standards. Consolidation and Cycle Times.

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Streaming Video Analytics AI Assists Industrial Engineering

Gary Mintchell

My grandfather told me of the time he was summoned to the front office of the GM plant where he was a production superintendent. Low process efficiency—cycle time variability, too many interruptions.

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New Tool Boosts Value, Performance for Vehicle Water Plug Boring

Fabricating & Metal Work

All of which allows for higher feed speeds while at the same time producing a better surface quality. The shorter cycle time saves around 25 seconds on a component with 12 holes.”

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Detailed Measurement and Inspection in a Rapid Amount of Time

Fabricating & Metal Work

They offer comprehensive, large-volume 3D measurement up to 80 meters, significantly streamlining processes and reducing inspection cycle times while ensuring complete confidence in the results. TAF cuts speed measurement times by approximately 30%.

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Hot Work Tool Steel Achieves High Thermal Conductivity

Mold Making Technology

As a result, it is said that a mold insert made of Thermodur shows noticeably lower cycle times in molding/forming applications. Swiss Steel USA highlights its new hot work tool steel, Thermodur 2383 Supercool.

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EMAG VT 4-Axes Lathes for Shaft Production Maximum Performance

Modern Machine Shop

With short cycle times, high-precision machining and safe processing, the turning machines of the VT series are said to literally turn the classic horizontal machining process on its head. Easily accessible and operator-friendly workpiece areas mean short setting and resetting times.

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Grooving Attachment Streamlines Operation by 75%

Modern Machine Shop

Process revisions and new tools needed to offer significant time and tool life savings to justify the risk of failure during process validation. Machining these from billet would cause problems with both machining cycle times and tool life, so the parts are made additively instead.

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Collaborative Press Brake Automation Gives Companies Reason to Celebrate

Fabricating & Metal Work

Collaborative robot (cobot-) powered press brake automation provides an effective way for companies of all sizes to boost productivity and throughput, enhance ergonomics, and cut cycle times.

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Zoomlion now producing excavators every 6 minutes thanks to the wonders of intelligent manufacturing

AU Manufacturing

The convergence of digitalization and manufacturing in Zoomlion’s IM factories has achieved a 100 per cent product passing rate while reducing the production cycle time by 55 per cent. Media Release by Zoomlion.

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Collaborative Manufacturing Platform Collects Shop Data Automatically

Modern Machine Shop

As the concept of the connected and automated factory becomes a more real and a feasible goal for many manufacturers, Excellerant ’s collaborative manufacturing platform enables factories to access real-time machine data and contextualized operator data. Photo Credit: Excellerant.

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Grinder Works on Two Surfaces Simultaneously

Modern Machine Shop

According to the company, grinding two sides simultaneously possesses many advantages over a standard surface grinder, including improved cycle times from multi-batch grinding. Cycle times improve with a greater number of parts being ground on the table, and multi-batch grinding is made possible through double disc grinders. As a grinder supplier to a broad range of manufacturing industries, Supertec Machinery offers a wide range of grinding machines.