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At JIMTOF 2014, Sugino Machine unveiled the “JCC503 Robo”, a CNC precision washer that positions parts with a numerically-controlled robotic arm and utilizes a high pressure washer to remove chips as small as 0.6 mm generated during machining processes.
Hakko Electronics developed the V9 series with a so-called VPN router function built into a programmable display device as a virtual dedicated line, and launched the “Web Machine Interface” service to pursue the cause of equipment and machinery abnormalities from a remote location.
Haier Asia, a manufacturer and seller of home appliances, announced the release of the world's first stick-style handy washing device "HCW-HW1 COTON" from their AQUA brand.
They have started accepting advanced orders and will begin selling it to the public in early March.
Nikon announced the release of new DSLR camera D5500. It will be released on February 5.
D5500 is equipped with an effective 24.16MP DX format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4 image processor, Wi-Fi, and 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD touch-panel monitor. D5500 has the currently smallest and lightest body among all existing DSLR cameras with a vari-angle LCD monitor built-in.
At FOOMA Japan 2014, Taiyo Seiki recently exhibited its COM JD Series of automatic taping Machines.
The JD Series features patented mechanisms including an inertia prevention system. Due to such unique mechanisms, this series ensures easy and efficient taping for both film and paper tapes up to 30 mm wide.