Portable coordinate measuring machine

The 77 series Romer Absolute Arm portable coordinate measure machine (PCMM) provides absolute accuracy for high-end 3D measurement applications. It achieves nearly a 20% improvement in scanning accuracy and a 15% improvement in touch-probe measurement accuracy compared to the 75 Series. Available in five sizes from 2.5m to 4.5m measuring volumes, it can be switched on and used immediately without warm-up or referencing.

Probe changes can be made without recalibration, maximizing flexibility while the acoustic and haptic operator feedback facilitates usage in harsh environments. The 3,000N magnetic base offers mounting options for various applications and part sizes.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence


IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5202

Double-column CNC machine

The BX40i double-column, bridge-type, CNC machine at has an overall weight of 20,062 lb, providing accuracy and enhancing surface finish capabilities. With the double-column design, there is less tool deflection and less vibration compared to a single column CNC machine and less thermal deformation as heat only affects the bridge structure in a straight line instead of occurring on both the X- and Y-axis. The BX40i is built with size 45 roller rails on all axes and linear scales are standard.

An integrated Hurco control, powered by WinMax, supports conversational programming to minimize idle time when waiting for the CAD/CAM station, industry standard NC programming, and a Hurco-specific feature called NC/Conversational Merge that optimizes efficiency even further.

UltiMotion motion control software determines the optimal trajectory to run the tool, achieving programmed feed rates more consistently and reducing cycle time by as much as 30%. Cornering velocity is 2.5x faster than conventional motion, and machine jerk is reduced by at least 50%. UltiMotion includes dynamic look ahead that adapts as required by the tool path.

Hurco Companies Inc.


IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8319

CNC simulation, verification, optimization software

Vericut version 8 machine simulation, verification, and optimization software simulates CNC machining, including drilling and trimming of composite parts, waterjet, riveting, robots, mill/turn, and parallel kinematics. The software operates independently, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems. Vericut Machine simulation detects collisions and near-misses between machine tool components such as axis slides, heads, turrets, rotary tables, spindles, tool changers, fixtures, workpieces, cutting tools, and user-defined objects. Users can also set up near-miss zones around components to check for close calls and detect over-travel errors. Machine movements and material replacement can be simulated while stepping or playing backwards.



IMTS 2016 Booth #E-3346

Rotary transfer machine

The Epic R/T 25-12 collet-style rotary transfer machine offers precision metal cutting of stock sizes up to 1.00" round, 0.75" hex, and 0.50" square with a part length up to 4.00". Twelve horizontal tool spindles, plus the capacity of up to 6 vertical tool spindles, allow up to 18 tools in the cut at once. Modular systems consist of horizontal and vertical tool spindles rigidly mounted around a cast base, providing versatility and flexibility in a turnkey machining system. An updated 2-axis programmable flange offers up to ±30mm of extended travel for offset features, rotary outer diameter and inner diameter recessing, thread milling, chamfering, and in-process deburring.

Hydromat Inc.


IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8348

Coolant recycling

HydroFlow coolant recycling systems are designed to recycle any water-miscible fluid to its maximum potential, reducing fluid purchases and eliminating or lowering disposal expenses. Four systems range in size from small to large, and custom configurations are available. All systems include the Eriez Automatic Proportioner Mixer.



IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6966

Dual-arm SCARA robot

The duAro dual-armed, horizontal, articulated robot can be applied to production lines with short product cycles and frequent changes and can collaborate with humans in work operations. The SCARA robots operate on a single axis configuration that enables the robot to perform coordinated movements much like a human, supporting material handling, assembly, machine tending, and dispensing. The mobile base accommodates the controller, enabling the user to move the unit to any location.

In the event of a collision, a collision-detection function instanta-neously stops the robot’s movement. A direct teach function allows the user to teach the robot tasks by hand guiding its arms.

Kawasaki Robotics Inc.


IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6163

Chip processing system

The E-Series chip processing system reduces volumes of metal turnings into thumbnail size chips, separates oil and dry chips, and collects oil for recycle and reuse. Systems typically include a self-contained, forklift-portable structure; an infeed hopper with a screw conveyor to accept chips and loose turnings; a gravity discharge diagonal shaft wringer to remove moisture from chips; a discharge conveyor to transfer processed chips to container, and a 50-gal fluid recovery tank.



IMTS 2016 Booth #NC-238

Grinding steady rests

SRG steady rests are designed to produce shaft-type workpieces, such as crankshafts and camshafts, on grinding machines. Multiple sizes are available, providing a clamping diameter range of 12mm to 136mm. Horizontal and vertical fine adjustments of the grinding center make high precision grinding possible. In combination with the retractable arms, these allow for rapid setup, making the steady rest suitable for follow down grinding as well.

The SRG line also features a port for compressed air, stroke control, and central lubrication.

SMW Autoblok Corp.


IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1400

Single-table gear grinding machine

The LGG 280 gear grinding machine reduces grinding times for twist-free-profile and generating grinding of workpieces to 280mm diameter. The LGG 280 allows manufacturers to produce smaller gears with greater load-carrying capability as well as develop a complete production line, in which all gearing components for a passenger vehicle transmission can be ground – planetary and sun gears, bore-type gears, and drive-and-pinion shafts with lengths up to 500mm. With one clamping fixture and one geometry, every machined part is manufactured under the same conditions for high reproducibility.

Liebherr Gear Technology Inc.


IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6930

Centerless grinding wheels

Century45 centerless bond grinding wheels feature an exclusive chemistry that improves grain retention, providing better porosity for a given hardness. This gives wheels a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade.

Available with ceramic, aluminum oxide, silicon carbide grain, and abrasive blends to maximize user grinding safety and efficiency, the wheels reduce cycle times by up to 50%, improve stock removal by more than 30%, and increase wheel life from 30% to 100% versus standard products.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives


IMTS 2016 Booth #N-7051

Vertical turning center

The EVC160100s large vertical turning center has been designed to machine a variety of materials including cast iron, aluminum, steel, and composites. The center includes a tool changer, Heidenhain scales, and a chip conveyor.



IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8148

Ultrasonic cleaner

The Ultra 3200FA ultrasonic cleaner features a 55-gal main tank and horizontal transducers for cleaning without solvent. The 220V models features an agitation table, dual filtration, a 10-gal weir tank, sparge bar, and an insulated tank and lid. The V-bottom design allows easy cleaning between batches. Side mounted transducers eliminate dead spots so the cleaning action is consistent from top to bottom. With 5,040W of ultrasonic power, dual 2,000W heaters, and basket capacity of 27" x 18.5" x 5", the Ultra 3200FA has the power to quickly clean transmission components, engine parts prior to assembly, and plastic injection molds.

UltraSonic LLC


IMTS 2016 Booth #NC-458