Houghton Vaughan has developed a range of chlorine-free cutting fluids and biostable coolants. The chlorine molecule, found in many EP additives and once a building block in metalworking fluid technology, is increasingly being identified as a threat to the environment.
The Hocut B series of biostable coolants coupled with its fluid management programme, Fluidcare, allow a dual saving to be made by optimising product usage and reducing disposal costs.
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Latest in the range of vertical machining centres from Traub Heckert is the Eikson VMC500B entry level machine.
With a spindle speed of 8000rpm, it is a low cost option for applications in toolmaking and machining detailed steel moulds. CNC means that short batches can be machined. Instead of a rotary tooling magazine, it has two fixed six-tool racks on each side of the spindle. Each rack is served by a gripper arm mounted on the table with tool changing made possible by using the table’s XY movement and headstock movement in Z.
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The Solid 100 keypad from EAO-Highland is a rugged, vandal-resistant unit with each key incorporating yellow LED illumination.
The all-metal 12-key unit features anti-pull-off keys with a tactile feel, and provides IP67 front sealing when mounted with the appropriate gasket. It is suitable for front or rear mounting, and features carbon and gold contact for high reliability. The keys are engraved with standard telephone markings, and an 8-way connector is included for a matrix switching configuration.
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