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New Vista STH Thread Units

New Vista STH UnitsNew Vista’s flagship STHs are the most popular and widely used Thread-Verification and Thread-Reconditioning Units in the world. Favored for automated and robotic applications, the STHs were first introduced to the market in 2006. Having made an early reputation for reliability, today’s models will run either male or female threads; they are more compact, easier to integrate, and accept more accessories than ever before. Continue reading

The New Vista Supercompliant DDG Series Toolholders

Whether the application is thread verification of existing threads, or chasing or retapping deformed or impeded existing threads, it is essential that the correct toolholder be selected. In all cases the tool must follow the existing thread with as little impediment or resistance as possible. Ordinary floating tapholders, or rubber couplings are not suitable for these kinds of work; their use will result in stalling at entry, metal adhesions or out-of-phase rethreading. A properly designed compliant toolholder, will, in contrast, allow the tool to make effortless entry 100% of the time, and then permit the tool to glide easily through any correctly-sized thread.
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TVM-ESC Thread Sorting Machines

New Vista’s TVM-ESCs are the most popular and widely used thread-sorting machines in the world. They are used for both “GO” and “NO GO” thread-verifications and are generally served from feeders, magazines or even hand fed. First introduced to the market in 2006, the longevity of these Machines is anchored in robust design and the use of the well-regarded New Vista TVU-STH Power Unit. TVM-ESCs are relentlessly reliable, they are compact and they will run either male or female threads. The latest models have quick-changeover capabilities built into them, and they cost less now than they ever have before.
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Pantograph-Mounted Thread Verification Stations

Old style New Vista SV setup shown aboveThree thread sizes, our hole patterns on 3 surfaces; hole-to-hole time is 2.5 seconds. Fixturing is simple; or, in many cases, not required at all.

For low volume applications or when there’s a lot of variety, a TVS-SV Thread Verification Station may be your best choice. To see these in action, look at VSV4 and VSV5 . The counter-balanced pantograph makes the Unit easy to maneuver and it keeps the Thread Gage Member straight with the work. Anybody can learn to be proficient with this unit; and crossthreading and jamming won’t be problems anymore.
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Handheld Thread Verification and Chasing

New Vista is well known for its large offering of automated thread verification and chasing equipment. But not every application requires an automated solution. If your volume is limited, a powered handheld device may be the answer. If you are still gaging or chasing threads manually, it’s probably for one or more of these reasons:

  • The guns you have seen are too slow.
  • The gage / chaser tears up the mouth of the hole.
  • If you bottom out on the thread, the gun jams, and you can’t back the tool out.
  • Tool breakage is frequent.

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Hand-Loading vs. Integration for Thread Verification

There is a break-even point when considering whether to integrate a Thread Verification Station into a production line or just hand feed the Station, where the cost of paying a person to move parts is justified over laying out the capital for an automated device to perform this task, or vice versa. This is typically driven by cycle time and the architecture of the production process. Continue reading

Thread Verification Techniques In High And Medium Volume Production

Until relatively recently, manufacturers of auto and truck parts, medical and aerospace components and the like, relied on sampling inspection of threads using hand gages. But in the last dozen years, with an accelerated trend toward automated assembly; and with increased outsourcing of machined parts, it has become more urgent for them to move toward automated 100% thread gaging for many critical components. Continue reading