NCMT to hold gear machining event
A one-day seminar and Open House on the manufacturing of gears will be held at NCMT’s Coventry technical centre and showroom on 9th July 2019. A variety of production methods will be demonstrated on Japanese-built Makino and Okuma machining centres as well as on one of the latter manufacturer’s multi-tasking turn-mill machines.
Methods covered will include hobbing, power skiving and InvoMilling, with the capability to produce different gears using the same standard machine platform. Gear grinding will also feature, involving the use of NCMT’s proprietary EasyGear grinding software. Other techniques on show will be both wire-cut and ram-type production solutions on Makino electric discharge machining equipment.
The main message during the event will be the flexibility, high productivity and relatively low investment cost offered by producing external and internal gear types on 5-axis machining centres, multi-tasking lathes and EDM machines, coupled with the short lead-times and high levels of accuracy and repeatability that are achievable.
Another focus will be inspection of the gears to verify their accuracy. This will be done in-cycle via a touch probe on an Okuma Multus multi-tasking lathe and off-line inspection on a Hexagon Metrology Leitz CMM equipped with Quindos software.
Rounding off the exhibits will be an automated system configured for gear blank production based on an Okuma Genos L3000 lathe fitted with a Cellro robotic system from Holland for automatically loading billets and unloading components.
Make your business more competitive by switching to robots
The event will include a hands-on workshop which takes place in ABB’s recently refurbished robot training centre
ABB Robotics seminar and workshop for UK SMEs explains how investing in robots can help transform performance at Milton Keynes on 19th March 2019
ABB will be demonstrating how robots can help UK SME manufacturing companies to become more productive and competitive at its forthcoming Switch to Robots seminar. Taking place at ABB’s Milton Keynes site on Tuesday 19th March 2019, the event will provide a simple step-by-step guide to introducing robot automation to the factory floor.
The seminar provides a step-by-step guide to the key issues around specifying, installing and operating a robot, including how to assess which processes can be automated and how to develop the right solution for your needs.
Other topics covered will include how to calculate the potential return on investment that can be achieved in different types of applications and how to make the case for an investment to your financial director.
There will also be a hands-on workshop session in ABB’s training centre, providing the opportunity to see and use some of the latest robot technology, including ABB’s RobotStudio offline programming software, which helps to greatly reduce the time and cost of setting up a robot system by enabling robot cells to be modelled and tested off-line.
“UK manufacturers are struggling to keep pace with other leading nations that are able to quickly produce high-quality goods at low costs. For UK SMEs to remain competitive they must embrace digital technologies to increase their productivity,” says Nigel Platt, general manager for ABB Robotics in the UK and Ireland. “Our Switch to Robots event has been designed to help businesses to easily identify whether a robot could be beneficial and explain the steps they need to take in specifying and installing the best solution for their requirements.”
To book your place, please visit http://bit.ly/S2R2019 or call 01908 350300 ref: ‘Switch to robots seminar – March.’
ABB Robotics and Motion
Tel: 01908 350300