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See Showfloor Demos from Index and Edge Technologies at PMTS 2019

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PMTS’s showfloor demonstrations are scheduled opportunities for attendees to see technology live without other distractions in the booth.

When visiting company booths at trade shows, it’s not always possible to see demonstrations of the latest equipment from exhibitors in their booth. Often, booths are busy with people asking for quotes, making connections or retrieving basic information on the technology. However, PMTS’s showfloor demonstrations are scheduled opportunities for attendees to see technology live without other distractions in the booth.

Index Corp. will use this component to showcase the true potential of a multi-spindle lathe with two slides per station and backworking capabilities in its PMTS booth 5013. Michael Huggett, national sales manager, Index USA, will demonstrate how the company’s MS16 6-spindle lathe can machine one of these components every 6.2 seconds, despite the part’s varied features. Produced from 16-mm barstock of free-cutting steel, this part specifically highlights the benefits multi-spindle technology can provide to automotive manufacturers; though, according to the company, the capabilities of the machine will be of interest to any shop producing medium to large quantities of small, complex parts.

Visit Index’s booth on April 2, from 1:30 to 2 p.m., to experience the presentation “Automotive Drive Shaft Component.”

After the Index demo, attendees can walk to the Edge Technologies’ booth (3026), where Rick Bauer, V.P., Edge Technologies - automation division of Hydromat, will present “Reshoring Shaft Work to America Using Automation with Monitoring Capabilities” from 2:30 to 3 p.m. The demonstration will show attendees how the Edge Technologies’ Patriot 551 bar feeder is used, beginning with raw material, followed by the bar being fed into the CNC lathe. The unloader will retrieve all finished parts, and the bar feeder will interact with the CNC lathe to manage the material remaining and make “batch part” production, according to the company. All operations will be monitored remotely from an MT Connect application.

Attend PMTS 2019, April 2-4, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio. For more information and to register, go to PMTS.com.

 

 

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