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API’s SwivelCheck measures rotary machine axis errors


API’s SwivelCheck measures and calibrates machine-tool rotary axes, tilt tables and pendulum axes. The instrument utilises a servo-driven motor in conjunction with an electronic level and precision rotary encoder to ...

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Optical scanning angle encoder released by Heidenhain


A family of optical scanning angle encoders has been developed by Heidenhain for demanding applications requiring constant speed control or high positional stability. The modular design of the ERP 1000 encoders includes ...

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Faro launches CAM2 2019 metrology software


CAM2 2019 software from Faro is specifically designed to enable users of the company’s metrology hardware products, including the recently introduced Faro Prizm colour laser-line probe and 6Probe laser-tracker product ...

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Improved machining productivity for WorkNC users


The latest version (2020.0) of WorkNC – just released by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Production Software business – continues its focus on shop-floor productivity by expanding its ‘Advanced Toolform’ technology ...

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Bystronic unveils 12 kW fibre laser cutter


Bystronic has introduced a version of its ByStar Fiber flat-bed laser cutter with a 12 kW source for faster, more efficient production of components. The previous maximum laser power was 10 kW, compared with which the ...

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Mapal meets tooling needs of automotive electrification


Although Mapal already offers a range of tooling solutions for the manufacture of individual components required by the electrified vehicle (EV) market, the challenge is an ongoing one that the company is continuing to ...