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Permanent lifting magnets lift both thin, thick materials

August 27, 2014

Alfra has introduced permanent lifting magnets for thin and thick materials. One magnet can lift materials as thin as 20 ga. or 2 in. The lever-actuated, nonelectric magnets are small and lightweight. The TML250 lifts up to 500 lbs., and the TML500 lifts up to 1,100 lbs. They offer the highest...

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Robots offer long and extended reaches

August 27, 2014

Yaskawa Motoman offers MH50 II series robots. Their flexible design allows them to be used for applications such as machine and press tending, material cutting and handling, coating, and dispensing. The long reach of the robot and the extended reaches of the MH50 II-35 and MH50 II-20 models...

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Fiber laser cutting system designed for process automation

August 27, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the new Optiplex 3015 fiber laser cutting system with a Zeta-7 cutting head and Preview 3 control. The cutting head features functions to automate and optimize the fiber laser process, including beam diameter control, nozzle changing, focus calibration, auto focus...

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Cutting machine handles pipes, tubes, and flat plate

August 27, 2014

HGG’S new Multi-Profile Cutting (MPC) machine is designed for manufacturers with production volumes that cannot justify dedicated machines for profiling pipe alone. It can be configured to cut a variety of profile shapes, including pipes, box sections, angle bars, and flat sheet metal strips....

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Circular saw blades cut carbon steels, mild alloys

August 26, 2014

LENOX® has entered the circular saw market with the launch of the CircTech™ Precision platform. It features a tensioning system that allows the blade to maintain plate flatness and tight tolerances, the company states. The tooth design and blade construction reduce vibration and stress risers to...

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Plasma torches keep consumables cool

August 26, 2014

American Torch Tip (ATTC®) launches the new PHDx series of torches for automated plasma cutting systems up to 260 amps. The torch is designed to keep consumables cooler through improved heat dissipation. Cooler-running consumables last longer, reducing the number of changeouts needed and...

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Mobile workstation lifts loads up to 500 lbs.

August 26, 2014

Unidex Inc. offers a new portable, electric workstation. It features a 12-V battery-powered base unit for lifting loads up to 500 lbs. from a lowered height of 0 in. to a raised height of 48 in. standard or 96 in. telescoping. The workstation, which has earned CE Marking, is fitted with...

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Automated inclined magazine added to carbide circular cold saw

August 26, 2014

Behringer has added an automated inclined magazine to its HCS-90E carbide circular cold saw. The saw now meets high-production demands while minimizing the need for operator attendance, the company states. The fully automatic machine is designed for cutting ferrous material at 90 degrees in...

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Drive system for hydraulic presses reduces energy consumption

August 25, 2014

Schuler has developed a drive system for hydraulic presses that can reduce energy consumption by up to 60 percent compared to conventional lines. According to the company, the technology, called Efficient Hydraulic Forming (EHF), offers energy savings and optimizations in all operating phases...

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Incremental tube forming process shapes high-strength pipe materials

August 25, 2014

Dortmund Technical University and transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH have cooperated to develop incremental tube forming, a step-by-step shaping of a tube end or tube that allows processing of high-strength and ultrahigh-strength materials. Straight tubes can be formed into increasingly complex shapes,...

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Spring-loaded plunger assemblies serve as positioning pins for sliding components

August 25, 2014

PEM® Type PTL2™ spring-loaded plunger assemblies from PennEngineering® serve as positioning pins to move racks, slides, access panels, and consoles to new positions without tools. A lockout feature in the standard product line keeps the fastener’s spring-loaded plunger fully retracted until...

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Laser cutting system designed for plate applications

August 25, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Super Turbo-X laser cutting system featuring its new Preview 3 control, suitable for plate applications. The machine features a hybrid design, easy-access table, proprietary vibration-dampening frame, and integrated laser resonator. The constant beam...

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Backpack offers maximum storage for tools

August 21, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Arsenal® 5843 tool backpack. Featuring a two-compartment design, the backpack can carry up to 50 lbs., allowing for hands-free climbing and portability of tools and equipment around the job site. The two main compartments feature 26 interior pockets, 11 PALS webbing...

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System tends machine tools with vision-guided robotics

August 21, 2014

ABB Robotics has introduced the FlexMT™, a flexible, pre-engineered system designed to load and unload machine tools using vision-guided robotics. Designed for small-batch and high-volume production, the system increases spindle utilization by up to 60 percent over manual machine tending,...

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Fully automatic band saw has infinitely variable band speed

August 21, 2014

Kaast Machine Tools offers a fully automatic band saw that features a rigid, compact design; automatic material feed; a parts counter; and a built-in coolant system. It incorporates infinitely variable band speed and cutting force, as well as hydromechanical blade tension and an automatic band...

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