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  1. ITA’s Large Selection of Points for Live and Dead Centers Cuts Costs

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    Summary: ITA offers highly accurate, long-lasting Live Centers and Dead Centers with a wide assortment of interchangeable points to keep machining costs at a minimum.

    Berlin, Maryland – To help machine shops reduce their production costs and improve efficiency, ITA offers high-quality PTM Live Centers and Dead Centers that come with a wide selection of interchangeable points for a variety of applications.

    “While interchangeable points are not a new concept, at ITA we stock a greater selection of sizes and shapes than many of our competitors,” says a company spokesperson. “Our customers like this because they can use the same center for a number of workholding applications, simply changing the point for a new application, or replacing it when it wears out instead of replacing the whole center. The cost savings are significant.”

    ITA carries the PTM line of Live Centers and Dead Centers not only for their diverse assortment of interchangeable points, but because they manufacture centers that deliver highly-accurate, long-lasting performance at a low price. This allows users of PTM centers to reduce their workpiece holding and retooling costs, while increasing the accuracy of their turning, grinding, gear-cutting and other metalworking operations.

    Each PTM Live Center and Dead Center is engineered for maximum tool clearance while providing the highest rigidity to the workpiece. And where required, permanent lubricating grease and specially designed seals are used, guaranteed to keep out machining fines and coolants, even high-pressure coolant. Through the use of quality materials, innovative design and efficient manufacturing processes, PTM is able to produce superior components at significant savings, which ITA then passes along to its customers.


    ITA also offers custom centers to meet a customer’s specific requirements, with quick turnaround at reasonable prices. “We pride ourselves on our customer service,” the spokesperson adds. “Our knowledgeable experts are happy to answer any questions about the particular machining needs our customers may have. Very often, we’re able to recommend products and accessories that perform a lot better and offer greater savings than the ones they had in mind.”

    For more information, or help in finding the right Live Centers, Dead Centers or other components for your machining processes, call 410-777-8555 to speak with an ITA representative. Or visit our PTM Catalog Page where you can download the PTM catalog with detailed drawings and specifications, then request a quote.

    Contact: Phil Curro     Telephone: 410-777-8555     Email: info@itaquality.com

  2. How High-Efficiency Mist Collectors Alleviate Workplace Hazards

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    Summary: To meet heightened concerns about health and safety in the workplace, ITA offers high-efficiency Mist Collectors that far exceed regulatory guidelines.

    Berlin, Maryland – At a time when state and federal regulators may be moving toward tighter workplace safety requirements, ITA is assuring its customers that Coral Noil Mist Collectors far exceed minimum health and safety standards.

    Noil Mist Collectors remove both water-soluble and oil-based mist used in machine tool operations through a three-stage filtration system. In the first stage an impeller converts the mist back into a liquid and recovers the coolant for recycling. Next, a dense cellulose filter cartridge removes finely aspirated particles. A third-stage high-efficiency polyester filter rated 99.9% @ 2 micron particle size removes remaining particles.

    For shops that require an even greater degree of filtration, ITA offers customers a fourth stage Post Filter accessory that increases efficiency to 99.9% @ 0.3 micron particle size, and returns the clean air back into the work area.

    “Airborne oil mist can land everywhere, on floors, machinery and employees,” according to an ITA company spokesperson. “An effective mist collector reduces worker accidents caused by slips and falls from oil and dirt buildup on shop floors. And it improves air quality, minimizing health risks that metalworking fluids and machine mist can cause.”

    The high-speed impeller in Noil Mist Collectors is dynamically balanced, and the second and third stage filters do not rotate, assuring quiet and vibration-free operation, another workplace benefit. The compact design of the unit offers various mounting options: directly to the machinery, or on a floor stand, wall mount or ceiling suspension.

    ITA’s spokesperson points out that the same triple filtration system that provides safety benefits to workers also cuts down on a facility’s production costs. By efficiently evacuating coolant mist and oil mist from the air, Noil Mist Collectors can then recycle them back to the machine tool, reducing the cost of coolants. A cleaner workplace environment also means less dirt and grime that can collect and eventually foul up machinery. Noil Mist Collector filters are made to deliver long-lasting performance, significantly reducing the frequency of filter maintenance and machine downtime. The polyester filter can even be washed and reused.

    Noil Mist Collectors are protected by a full five-year warranty. For more information, or help in finding the right mist collection system for your facility, call 410-777-8555 to speak to an ITA expert. Or visit the Noil Mist Brochure page where you can download the Noil brochure.

    Contact: Phil Curro     Telephone: 410-777-8555     Email: info@itaquality.com

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