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Objects of Interest: October 2008

Cartesian Motion SystemBosch Rexroth's(www.boschrexroth-us.com) camoLINE Cartesian Motion System utilizes a building-block style modular design for maximum flexibility for material handling, pick-and-place, palletizing and inspection applications.

Cartesian Motion System
Bosch Rexroth's(www.boschrexroth-us.com) camoLINE Cartesian Motion System utilizes a building-block style modular design for maximum flexibility for material handling, pick-and-place, palletizing and inspection applications. Pneumatic, ballscrew and belt-drive actuators improve positioning accuracy, while the overall design allows users to locate holes where needed for maximum flexibility.

Wiper Inserts
Sandvik Coromant's(www.coromant.sandvik.com/us) WMX wiper inserts combine a main radius with multiple complementary radii and integrated chip-breaker geometry for improved feedrate and chip-breaking ranges, resulting in increased productivity in medium- to rough-machining applications with improved surface finishes.

Water Jet Machining Center
Omax's (www.omax.com) 80X JetMachining Center features a footprint of 265 x 152 in. with a cutting envelope capable of handling parts measuring up to 20 ft. with an X-Y axis travel of 165x 80 in. Operation is managed by OMAX's Intell-MAX software, which has the ability to calculate the velocity of the tool path at over 2,000 points per in. The 80X can cut a variety of materials, including ceramics, composites, plastic, glass, stone, stainless steel, aluminum, mild steel and titanium with an accuracy of motion of ± 0.003-in.

Steel Turning Chipbreaker
The MR6 chipbreaker from Seco Tools(www.secotools.com) features an open design free of bumps found on ordinary steel turning chipbreakers, which the company says allows for higher cutting speeds and improved depth of cut and feed. Configured for medium- to rough-turning applications, the MR6 can operate at a depth of cut as small as 0.060-in. with feed rates of 0.008 to 0.032-in. per revolution.

Universal Gear Tester
Mahr Federal's(www.mahr.com) GMX 400 Class 1 Universal Gear Tester can analyze a wide range of gear and gear tool applications with outside diameters of up to 15.75 in. Utilizing a 4-axis power PC controller with automatic tailstock and 3D scanning probe head, the GMX 400 provides fully automatic inspection of straight and helical cylindrical gears; spiral and hypoid bevel gears, crown gears, cylindrical worm shafts, conical cylindrical gears, segment gears, to name a few.

Heavy Payload Robot
With load capabilities ranging from 220 to 286 lb. and a reach of 86 to 102 in., Staubli Robotics'(www.staubli.com)TX200 line of heavy payload robots have a fully enclosed structure and 12.5 m/sec. motion speed suitable for a wide range of industrial and cleanroom applications.

Ultrasound Imaging Camera
Imperium's (www.imperiuminc.com)Acoustocam I500 ultrasound imaging camera provides portable, real-time video capability for detecting defects, voids, delaminations, disbands, corrosions and internal cracks within materials, such as composites and metals that cannot be seen from the outside.