Hydrafeed Barfeeder boosts efficiency and productivity at Campagno Engineering

Campagno Engineering, a family owned company based in Dandenong Victoria was established in 1979 by Jorge Campagno specialising in CNC Milling and Turning, and the design and manufacture of special purpose tools. From a one person operation with floor space of 800sq feet, the company has grown to now employ 26 highly skilled trades people and support staff in a purpose built factory of 10,000sq feet. Jorge, his wife Amanda and their family have invested in the latest machine technology to ensure that Campagno stays at the cutting edge of engineering in Australia and maintain their ethos of providing fast Read the full article…

EZset Tool Presetters improve both productivity and quality

The EZset Tool Presetter is a revolution in non contact tool presetting. By precisely measuring any tool while your CNC machine keeps cutting, machine uptime is optimised and tool life is maximised. The EZset tool presetting device has a state-of-the-art image processing system which measures the cutting edges of your tools in seconds, then saves and documents the measurement results. EZset is fast – simple time-wasting fine adjustments are a thing of the past. The dynamic cross-hairs move to the tool cutting edges, and automatically measures the entire camera image. Adjustable Boring Bars can be easily set with micron precision Read the full article…

Speedgrip gets to grips with the issue of change over time with new Quick Change Adaptor

One of the traditional issues facing operators of CNC lathes, who are involved with smaller batch sizes, is that of change over time of workholding devices. There is the time involved with disassembly, cleaning, checking and reassembly which all adds to significant time delay and subsequent loss in productivity. The need for shorter part runs and just in time manufacturing has exacerbated the need for versatile and quick change over workholding systems with minimal downtime. There are a number of systems currently in the marketplace which offer quick change adaptors and chucks, but the monetary investment required is, in most Read the full article…

Only Reven X-CYCLONE® technology ensures a completely clean, healthy and safe workspace

Whilst many air cleaners may claim to clean the air completely, in reality many are unable to extract the invisible superfine particles constitute the greatest threat to workers heath – mist particles with a diameter below 3-5 μm. These particles can get into the lungs first and then into a person’s blood potentially causing health issues. All Reven Air Separators feature Reven’s patented high-performance X-CYCLONE® separating system. X-CYCLONE® technology, now into its fifth generation, was specifically developed for the separation of air-borne substances including fluid and superfine particles. Measurements by the German based Fraunhofer Institute, prove that Reven Air Separators Read the full article…

Magnetic chucks allow for more machining in the one set-up

When it comes to workholding, any product that can offer productivity gains is certainly welcome news and is one of the primary reasons why magnetic chucks are increasing in popularity. These chucks offer a number of benefits to operators of CNC milling machines. Dimac Tooling, Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of accessories and workholding solutions for CNC milling and CNC turning machine tools is the sole distributor for the Eron range of magnetic chucks. Very few companies in the world today can boast such a rich engineering history as Nabeya Eron. The company was formed in 1560 and were Read the full article…

Clean-Tec provides automatic cleaning of workpieces

Well known German company Lang Technik, is recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of workholding and machine tool automation. Founded in 1982 by Josef Lang, it started off as a contractor for mould-makers and manufacturer of general mechanical components. An important milestone of the company was the market introduction of the first own product in 1997: The Vario-Tec pin system. Since then the company has developed other innovative workholding products including the Grip-Fix, Makro-Grip, and Quick-Point systems. Every month thousands of clamping set-ups are delivered to customers all over the world to help them increase their production efficiency. One Read the full article…

Makro-Grip Technology revolutionises workholding

Any company that is involved with workpiece milling, now has access to Lang Technik’s Makro-Grip technology which provides a workholding solution to almost any clamping requirement from raw material to the finished workpiece. Dimac Tooling, Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of accessories and workholding solutions for CNC milling and CNC turning machine tools, is now the distributor for Lang Technik’s cutting edge innovative products. “We are thrilled to have been appointed Lang Technik’s sole distributor in Australia. This well known German company is recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of workholding and machine tool automation. Every month thousands Read the full article…

New Freddy Micro Plus. Lighter, more mobile, more cost effective

The Freddy Micro Plus is the latest member of the Freddy Coolant Recycling Vacuum family. The new Micro Plus is lighter, more mobile, and more cost-effective offering greater versatility than any other system on the market. The Micro Plus continues on from the very successful Micro which was launched in early 2017. Designed and manufactured in the UK, it is made to the same high standards and specifications that has made the Freddy range a trusted and respected name in coolant recycling. Unlike many alternate systems, the Micro Plus doesn’t use fragile and often unreliable submersible pumps that take up Read the full article…

WTO continues to lead the world in live tool innovation

At the recent EMO show in Hannover, WTO released its new range of smart driven toolholders to complement its existing range of static and driven toolholders. QuickFlex® smart is a new generation of smart driven toolholder featuring an integrated wireless electronic sensor/transmitter unit for monitoring speed, temperature, vibration and runtime. The data is sent securely via Bluetooth to provide Industry 4.0 connectivity. QuickFlex® smart, is built on the successful QuickFlex® quick change system which WTO designed for its comprehensive range of static and driven precision toolholders. QuickFlex® is the perfect combination; an ER collet chuck and quick change system in Read the full article…

New Neidlein Face Drivers offer even more productivity gains

When turning shafts, the common way is to hold one end in a chuck and the other supported by a live centre. However, the issue with this procedure is that a part of the end of the bar remains un-machined. This means that the shaft needs to be removed and turned around to maintain concentricity whilst re-gripping the turned diameter – a time consuming and annoying practice, usually requiring overhead lifting equipment. By using a face driver, either in a chuck, or directly mounted to the spindle nose, the shaft is supported between centres and the shaft is driven by Read the full article…