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Published: 1/23/2015

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.

Published: 10/20/2014

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.

Published: 7/15/2014

Shops Serving Oilfield Customers Appreciate Retrofits
Buying new is nice, but there are reasons why retrofits make sense for shops serving the oilfield industry.

Published: 7/14/2014

White Paper Describes Preventing Chatter on CNC Lathes
Okuma's VSST and HSSC allow users to cut threads without chatter.

Published: 5/6/2014

What Is Arbitrary Speed Threading?
This CNC function enables an operator to control chatter when repairing threads on components such as oilfield pipes.

Published: 4/1/2014

An Eye on the Inside
There are myriad applications for RFID technology. This article shows an atypical one—how it’s used to monitor the degree of contamination on a laser cutter lens so an operator doesn’t have to.

Published: 3/4/2014

The Value of a Short Stop
C&C Manufacturing came up with a simple and affordable way to ensure machines don’t sit idle for long periods of time. The Short Stop wireless device alerts machine operators when a cycle is complete.

Published: 12/4/2013

Preventive Maintenance Via iPad
GTI Spindle Technology’s VibePro system enables users to monitor vibrations, temperature, velocity and other critical machine information.

Published: 11/22/2013

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.

Published: 10/10/2013

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.

Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology