Air/oil filtration systems

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7-axis cobot; Live tools for Haas BMT turret; Tough CBN grade insert; Multiaxis machining.

February 24, 2022

Photo credit: CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies

Up to seven stages of air/oil filtration remove contaminants including oil mists, fumes, and dust from the air. The units improve air quality in manufacturing environments and front offices, positively affecting employee health. The units also filter out contaminants that can flow out of the shop, into the atmosphere, and eventually back into soil and water.

Only three to five minutes are required to clean and replace filters in a typical AR Filtrazioni air filtration system, making it a choice for high-volume production environments.  Further, these systems can integrate with most CNC machine tool brands.

CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies is the U.S. importer for AR Filtrazioni industrial air/oil filtration systems.

CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies

7-axis cobot

Photo credit: Kassow Robots 

The KR810 industrial cobot requires fewer safety restrictions and offers increased maneuverability for working alongside humans in an industrial environment in machine tending, assembly, limited-space retrofits, and related applications.

The 7-axis KR810 has a payload of 10kg and a reach of 850mm, allowing high production speeds and the ultimate flexibility in tool movement.

The KR810 is suited for many industrial applications involving human-robot collaboration due to the 7th axis wrist joint and safety-compliant cobot design. Work cell designers can place the cobot to the side of an opening, making it easier for employees to access computer numerical control (CNC) systems, lathes, injection molds, and related machinery. Programming the robot is a simple task of moving it into position and recording the key points.

Kassow Robots

Live tools for Haas BMT turret

Photo credit: Platinum Tooling

An extensive line of tooling for the Haas BMT turret includes a variety of driven tools – axial and radial drilling & milling heads – as well as static tool holders.  Specialty tools include multi-spindle, adjustable angle, and speed multipliers.

Platinum Tooling is the master importer of Heimatec tools for North America.

Platinum Tooling

Tough CBN grade insert 

Photo credit: Walter Tool USA

CBN grade WBH30 is for hard turning in interrupted cuts. This new grade, with a reliable and high-performance substrate, exhibits toughness primarily because of its good distribution of mixed CBN grain sizes. The new grade offers chemical stability derived from a TiN binder preventing crater and flank face wear. It also provides wear resistance in hardened steels due to the 65% CBN content, and higher feeds.

Surface quality and stability can be improved with advanced wiper geometry options. Walter offers the new WBH30 CBN grade inserts with and without MW wiper geometry, and with a negative T-land chamfer for excellent strength in interrupted cuts.

Walter Tools USA

Multiaxis machining

Photo Courtesy: CNC Software Inc.

Mastercam Multiaxis is an add-on for Mastercam Mill 3D, Router 3D, Mill-Turn, and Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS. It improves productivity with simultaneous 4- and 5-axis machining capability for Mastercam. Mastercam Multiaxis offers a wide range of multi-axis machining strategies, both basic and advanced. These toolpaths are also useful for advanced control of 3-axis machines.

The Multiaxis Unified toolpath allows you to select multiple pieces of input geometry to generate the toolpath pattern. Using those geometry choices, the toolpath picks the best algorithm to calculate the path. This single toolpath gives you access to all the surface-based toolpaths, as well as the geodesic toolpath options, in a single interface.

Deburr toolpath enhancements include cuts along edges, allowing users to round or flatten edges, to create a quality edge on deburred parts. The new Tilt Range options limit tilt when machining type is set to 5-axis (simultaneous) or 3+2 axis.

Maintaining climb and conventional machining is critical for surface finish and tool life. Controlling Climb and Conventional Cutting toolpath works with surfaces that may require using both sides of a tool. This was previously impossible to maintain while cutting a curved shape requiring use of both sides of the tool.

Swarf Milling toolpath enhancements include the Drop Tool to Floor option which controls whether Mastercam will drop the toolpath down to a floor or retract to the bottom of swarf surfaces. The new Sorting Spiral Multi Cuts option allows multiple slices to be output as a spiral instead of single slices, providing a better finish across the part.

Rotary Advanced toolpath enhancements include the Axis Offset option which shifts the tool off-center to maintain a better contact point, which extends tool life and improves machining quality. The new Smoothing options round sharp corners using a perfect stepover.

Mastercam Simulator now processes standard 3-axis and 5-axis operations faster when back-plotting, verifying, or simulating, and now lists all collisions, proximity alerts, and axis overruns in the Report pane.

CNC Software Inc. (Mastercam)