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SICK infrared sensors

​Said to be ideal for machine builders, as well as to be retrofitted to existing equipment for a wide range of plant and building security duties, SICK’s LMS1000 and MRS1000 infrared LiDAR sensors enable greater ...

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HMI Swift-Check for CMMs

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched the Swift-Check artefact, which is designed to verify a CMM’s accuracy in between an annual service and calibrations.

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Hard machining inserts

​The 315 system from Horn for internal and external grooving has gained a new range of single-edged, CBN-tipped inserts suitable for hard machining applications. They are available for producing grooves from 1 to 3 mm ...

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At the micron level - EDM

GF Machining Solutions hosted its GF Solutions Days Europe 2018 event during April. The company revealed latest news and product information, with EDM developments among them

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Is manufacturing ready for 5G?

Steed Webzell provides an update on 5G, the fifth generation of mobile telephony, and its potential impact on robot communications and wider manufacturing

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Optimised to perfection

Starrag Group’s ‘Turbine Technology Days’ annual gathering does what it says on the tin. If turbine blade or blisk machining is your interest, this is right on target, and aerospace is a central theme. Andrew Allcock ...

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Studer round-up - new technology & Industry 4.0

​Andrew Allcock travelled to Switzerland to attend the company’s annual event and catch up on business and technology developments. Industry 4.0 was the main theme, although new machines were imminent, but kept under ...

The nuts & bolts of Industry 4.0 - Mazak

​Andrew Allcock looks at the detail of the reality of Industry 4.0 data analytics for a Mazak customer, detailing the needs and some of the benefits of easily applied system components suitable for SMEs

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