1st Machine Tool Accessories

Third time maestro

One of the world's leading manufacturers of automatic bar feeders for CNC lathes, the Italian company Iemca, has introduced a third model to its Maestro range.
3 months ago

Robotic assistance pushes up productivity

The investment in three Halter LoadAssistant robotic systems by German subcontractor Euler Feinmechanik to support its DMG Mori lathes has boosted productivity, lowered costs and enhanced competitiveness.
11 months ago

Beyond COVID-19: productivity and efficiency

Workholding expert, 1st MTA believes the pandemic has provided a platform for manufacturing companies to evaluate their processes, turn challenges into opportunities and drive down costs. PES reports.
2 years ago

Rotary table range expanded

Last year the Japanese manufacturer Kitagawa introduced the first in a new range of compact, general purpose rotary tables, the MK-series, for adding a rigid fourth CNC axis to a 3-axis vertical machining centre.
3 years ago

Next generation chucks are twice as accurate

Designed to reduce set-up times on lathes, the new BR-series of three-jaw chucks from Japanese firm Kitagawa are capable of a gripping accuracy of 0.01mm TIR (total indicator reading) or less when using optional T-Nuts Plus jaws.
3 years ago

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