Thinbit dovetail grooving inserts

The Groove ’N Turn line of dovetail grooving inserts machines O-ring dovetail grooves with 66° undercut angles. The insert design is optimized for strength by using an insert pair to generate the groove form. Insert sizes are 0.030", 0.050", 0.060", 0.070", 0.080", 0.090", 0.100", 0.125", and 0.150" with major diameters starting at 0.300".

The inserts are available in sub-micron grain carbide grades for ferrous and non-ferrous materials and are compatible with TiN, TiCN, TiAIN, or diamond film coatings. Inserts can be used on conventional Swiss and CNC machines.

Toolholders are available in square shank size 5/16" through 1-1/4" and round shank sizes 1/2" through 1" with straight and 90° presentations. Groove ’N Turn dovetail inserts fit L-series Thinbit toolholders.

Kaiser Tool Co.

www.thinbit.com

Conoscope lens for display testing

A conoscope lens option for ProMetric imaging photometers and colorimeters measures color, luminance, and contrast of multiple angular distributions of light simultaneously. This creates a flat panel display (FPD) to quickly capture viewing angle performance measurements for real-time displays.

The conoscope lens solution acquires viewing angle measurements to ±60° with reduced hardware size and complexity compared to typical measurement systems. Its speed and compact form factor support in-line inspection of displays during production. This capability enables real-time pass/reject operations based on display viewing angle performance data, eliminating poor-quality components from the line and identifying quality trends before significant materials loss.

The lens mounts directly to the ProMetric Y16 photometer or ProMetric I16 colorimeter using a custom bracket and provides viewing angle, light, and color measurements with a 3mm diameter inspection point. Included ProMetric software provides camera set-up and customizable, automated measurement sequences. Data analysis and display functions are also supported, including isometric plots, cross-section graphs, radar plots, bitmaps, and CIE color plots.

Radiant Vision Systems

www.radiantvisionsystems.com

High volume, cold forming cleaning

The LeanDrum CF Washer offers an energy efficient, reliable solution for high-volume cleaning needs, along with a design that supports cold forming applications.

The part production rate is 12ft3/hour at 2rpm design drum speed, with a variable speed drive capable of 1rpm to 3rpm. The machine offers full-immersion cleaning, eliminating pumps and nozzles.

The platform features stainless steel tanks, drum, and housing; premium electrical components; full immersion cleaning systems; and forced air dryer technology. The design reduces chemical use with better oil control, offering the ability to apply more aggressive chemicals without foaming.

Cleaning Technologies Group

www.ctgclean.com