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What to Know about Torque Motors

Torque motors are commonly used in indexing tables on machine tools. This succinct article helps you evaluate this and other applications in which power transmission for rotation calls for the advantages of a torque motor.


Tool Monitoring for Complex Machining

One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.


Shops Serving Oilfield Customers Appreciate Retrofits

Buying new is nice, but there are reasons why retrofits make sense for shops serving the oilfield industry.


White Paper Describes Preventing Chatter on CNC Lathes

Okuma's VSST and HSSC allow users to cut threads without chatter.


What Is Arbitrary Speed Threading?

This CNC function enables an operator to control chatter when repairing threads on components such as oilfield pipes.


Okuma’s OSP Control is 50 Years Old

In 1963, Okuma introduced its first CNC the OSP. OSP stands for Okuma sampling path, which emphasized the innovation of creating a digital representation of a machine tool’s cutting path.


Radar-Based Collision Protection

Researchers are working toward radar-based collision protection for machine tools. Here are some thoughts about what a development such as that might mean.


Video: Machine Shop of the Future

Siemens produced this attractive video to illustrate what it sees as a likely representation of the machining facility of the future.


MTConnect Aids Robotic Automation

MTConnect will make robots more flexible. That’s the implication of recent work by a team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


“CNC Retrofit” Often Means More

This video testimonial provides an inside look at the myriad benefits Major Tool & Machine has realized from a new CNC platform—but like other, similar projects, implementing that platform required a complete motion system overhaul.


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