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probing system and an advanced
Kern Precision has introduced the Kern
temperature control system for
Micro, a compact, 5-axis vertical machin-
maintaining and ensuring the
ing center. The Micro is ideal for manufac-
highest possible accuracies.
turers with ultra-precision requirements
• Call: 508-943-7202.
and a wide range of production needs for
• Visit: www.kernprecision.com.
nanoscale to large-sized parts.
The machine tool can accommodate
Digital weight indicator
large workpieces up to 350mm in diame-
Rice Lake’s 480 Legend Series
ter and 220mm in height. The Micro offers
will replace the IQ355. The 480
precise machining with accuracy down to
Legend Series offers program-
+/-0.5 microns, with achievable part ac-
ming flexibility for batching,
curacy down to +/-2 microns. The product
incorporates a time and date function,
Tekscan’s High Speed I-Scan is a pressure
delivers high repeatability for reliable and
and also can be used independently as a
and force measurement system capable
remote display. These features were not
of capturing data from high-speed events
previously available in this class of weight
such as impact studies, and automobile
safety and crash testing.
The Micro offers a tool cabinet with
a quick-change pallet for more than 200
tools. The system also includes a work-
Like the IQ355, the 480 Legend Series
The system provides data acquisition,
piece palletization system using a System
fills a need for basic scale configuration
and software with 2D and 3D pressure dis-
3R Macro Magnum or Erowa Power auto-
and weight-based process control in a
plays, clear graphs and analytic capabili-
matic chuck as a pallet receiver.
wide range of industries.
ties. Dynamic force and pressure distribu-
• Call: 800-472-6703
tion events appear in real-time displays
• Visit: www.ricelake.com/480.
and data are captured as a recording on
Other features include an automatic
laser tool measuring system, a workpiece
High Speed I-Scan uses Tekscan’s thin
sensors, which fit in tight areas. The system is also minimally disruptive to the true
pressure pattern, and provides output that
identifies local, peak and spatial pressures.
Tekscan’s sensors have a ~5-microsecond
response time with scanning speeds up to
20,000 Hz, ensuring accurate data capture.
• Visit: www.tekscan.com/pressuredistribution-measurement-system.
• Call: 800-248-3669.
Onset has unveiled added enhancements
to the web-based monitoring software
HOBOlink. The software now enables automatic delivery of building performance
and weather data through email or file
transfer protocol. It also provides 24/7
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