American Machinist

Works off production machines. (Technology Trends).

A linear-motion subassembly integrates into metalworking machines but doesn't require its own motor or controller. Instead, it links to a machine tool's main drive via a simple pulley system.

The Amacoil/Uhing unit, made by Amacoil Inc., Aston, Pa., performs operations such as coating, painting/spraying, and parts feeding without interrupting machine production. That's because the system reverses without changing gear ratios or other controls.

According to Amacoil, the machine simplifies machine design, setup, and operation. …

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