IMTS 2012: Productivity Center for Tooling, Presetting

Parlec Inc., a developer of tooling and presetting solutions, will unveil its new Productivity Center at the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). Rather than the usual static product displays, Parlec reports it will present an interactive environment that visitors can explore for ideas that will integrate various technologies to solve their manufacturing challenges.

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Parlec’s message will explore new tools and technologies available to machine shops, like tool-data management, MTConnect, high-speed metal cutting, sub-micron tool inspection, RFID data transfer, CAM integration, and more.

Parlec’s CNC tooling products include high-performance toolholding systems; equipment and devices for modular production boring and tapping; and tool measuring and inspection systems. Parlec has more than 30 patented processes and technologies, and its complete portfolio comprises over 8,000 individual products — 98% of them manufactured in the U.S., it said, at its headquarters in Fairport, N.Y. and offers unmatched levels of, quality, and support on a global basis with sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

“There is a renaissance in American manufacturing,” according Chris Nuccitelli, vice president of sales and marketing. “Parlec’s Productivity Center will demonstrate integrating high-performance tooling products, tool data management, tool measuring and inspection, and shop floor communications can give U.S. manufacturers increased efficiency and a competitive edge in today’s global environment.”

The Productivity Center will be staffed by “shop-floor experienced” application and technical engineers with over a century of combined. It will highlight and explore new tools and technologies like MTConnect, high-speed metal cutting, sub-micron tool inspection, RFID data transfer, CAM integration, and more.

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