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   Gear Manufacturing Technology Update       July 19, 2023

Third Integrated Robotics Vacuum Furnace System by ECM for Increasing Heat Treat Automation Demands

ECM USA has partnered with the prominent global manufacturer, SEW-EURODRIVE, to commission a modular NANO vacuum furnace system completely integrated with advanced automation for their Lyman, South Carolina facility. It is the third ECM NANO system with integrated robotics and advanced capabilities for the US heat treat market within the last two years. This 6-chamber, 20-bar quench NANO vacuum furnace system provides maximum flexibility and integration utilizing the addition of 16 tempering positions, advanced solvent-based washer (both oil and water-based contaminants), and robotic workload assembly/disassembly.

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ABB Expands Large Robot Family

ABB Robotics is expanding its large robot range with four new models and 22 variants, offering more choice, increased coverage and greater performance. The next generation models include the IRB 6710, IRB 6720, IRB 6730 and IRB 6740, suitable for payloads ranging from 150kg to 310kg, with a reach from 2.5m to 3.2m, offering customers greater choice and significant performance and energy efficiency improvements.

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High Production Carbide Hobs

High Production Carbide Hobs

Star SU is a leading supplier of solid carbide hobs for gear tooth production. Our in-house carbide grades are available for cutting either green or hard materials and can be stripped and recoated. Application driven designs available in shell or shank configurations with multiple threads for maximum efficiencies.

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ECM Heat Treat Robotics & Advanced Automation

ECM Heat Treat Robotics & Advanced Automation

BREAKING THE BARRIER BETWEEN FURNACE SYSTEM AUTOMATION AND ADVANCED HEAT TREAT ROBOTICS! Upgrade your operation with ECM Robotics specific to heat treating for consistent production flow and controlled labor expenses. Integrate your system (including washers, tempers, cryos…) with leading-edge automation technology for efficient part sorting, workload assembly/disassembly & AGV transport.

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We've changed the heat treatment color to <font color='green'>green</font>

We've changed the heat treatment color to green

SECO/VACUUM provides green solutions that reduce production energy consumption, increase production efficiency, shorten process and treatment time, and reduce the consumption of energy and process gases.
We’ve changed the heat treatment color to green by offering customers our solutions to make many pro-environmental changes in their industries.

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New CF26 gear chamfer machine from Nidec Machine Tool America now available

New CF26 gear chamfer machine from Nidec Machine Tool America now available

The machine is capable of fully automatic full tooth defined chamfering of gears up to 260mm in diameter. The CF26A with Nidec’s ChamferX tools produces exactly defined chamfers on gears, from tip to root and through the root area up to 1mm or more. Call Scott Knoy at 248-756-5017.

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Lehigh’s Summer Engineering Institute Students Tour at Solar Atmospheres

Lehigh’s Summer Engineering Institute Students Tour at Solar Atmospheres

Solar Atmospheres hosted over 40 high school students enrolled in the Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) at Lehigh University. Under the guidance of Director Dr. Laura Moyer, the SEI program is a two-week residential program, running two back-to-back sessions.

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Verisurf 2024 Now Available

Verisurf 2024 Now Available

Verisurf Software, Inc. announces its 2024 software release providing new productivity workflows, powerful tools, enhanced functions, and expanded sensor and device compatibility, all designed to better connect metrology and manufacturing for global success.

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