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Accessories help extend reamer life

July 29, 2015

Tregaskiss offers several accessories for the TOUGH GUN™ TT3 reamer that can help extend the unit’s life. A dedicated motor lubricator is available, factory-set for optimal pneumatic oil lubrication. Suitable for damp environments, it extends the warranty of a new reamer, or it can be...

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CAD/CAM software series released

July 28, 2015

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released its Version 28 CAD/CAM software series. The software is used to design and import 3-D models of prototypes, custom parts, and mass-produced parts for machining. The software uses solid model designs to create toolpaths and NC G-code. The new version builds on the...

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Hollow-wrist robotic torch system available in water-cooled version

July 28, 2015

American Weldquip offers a water-cooled version of the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic torch system. The 550 series has a rotary electrical joint that provides for +/- 360 degrees of rotation while eliminating electrical cable twisting or torsional strain. The system’s modular...

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Quick-change robotic torch system offered

July 28, 2015

American Weldquip has introduced the new ArcSafe™ QC Solid Mount quick-change robotic torch system, designed for use on robots with integrated collision software. Standard features include a heavy-walled gooseneck and a cable assembly for fast changeout. Optional features include air blast,...

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Mini metal finishing systems perform small-batch blackening

July 28, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers three mini systems for use in small-batch metal finishing at low temperatures. The company offers these blackening systems for the Presto Black® and TruTemp® processes for iron and steel parts, and the Lumiclad® process for aluminum parts. All three processes use a...

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CNC manages machines from 3 to 5 axes

July 27, 2015

OPENMill™, a modular CNC system for machining centers, is available from Osai USA. These hardware and software modules manage equipment from simple 3-axis milling machines to complex 5-axis machining centers. The software programs and controls the machining center, managing the execution of...

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CNC machine performs inside, outside pipe machining

July 27, 2015

Copier Bevelmachines has introduced the Beaver 24 CNC pipe finishing machine with radial and axial feeding. Because the machine cuts the metal from outside to inside, step by step, it can be used for machining tough materials such as stainless steel, duplex, and super duplex, as well as heavy-wall...

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Water saver reduces water on factory floor during welding tip loss

July 27, 2015

Rocon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Flow Monitors Inc., has introduced the DeltaPoint® Drawback, a water saver with an added air cylinder for resistance welders that is designed to reduce water on plant floors during cap replacement. The water saver monitors tip loss by comparing...

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Offline programming software schedules robot tasks without causing downtime

July 27, 2015

ABB’s new RobotStudio® app in the Okuma App Store incorporates the IRC5 robot controller software, allowing users to schedule robot tasks such as training, programming, and optimization offline without causing downtime in production. The app is built on the company’s Virtual Controller,...

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Waterproof connectors withstand harsh environments

July 27, 2015

Mencom Corp. offers a variety of waterproof connectors rated from IP44 to IP68. In the IP (ingress protection) rating, the first digit represents the protection rating against solid foreign objects such as dusts. The second digit represents the protection against the ingress of liquids. Typical...

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Fiber laser cutting system processes sheet, tube

July 27, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the LC5. The compact system, equipped with a fiber laser up to 4.5 kW, is the only high-production machine with automatic loading and unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet in a single machine, according to the manufacturer. The unit can handle bar up to...

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Catalog highlights products for conserving compressed air

July 24, 2015

Exair has released Catalog 28, a 192-page technical guide that highlights products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, and coating applications. The catalog includes products to help companies conserve compressed air, reduce noise, and eliminate dead-end pressures....

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Inflatable pipe stoppers simplify pipe blocking for purging

July 23, 2015

The Pipestoppers® division of HFT® has introduced standard and nonstandard inflatable stoppers for tubes, pipes, pipework fabrications, and ductwork. They help simplify routine maintenance or the blocking of pipes for purging. The stoppers can provide a strong barrier in pipelines to prevent...

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Metal conditioner descales while preconditioning metal surfaces

July 23, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ULTRAX® metal conditioner 257. This near-neutral descaler removes weld scale, light oxide, and other impurities from steel surfaces and preconditions galvanized steel, white metal, aluminum, and other nonferrous metals before...

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Cordless braking grinder cuts, grinds, surface-preps

July 23, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™, which it says is the only cordless braking grinder that can grind, cut, and surface-prep. The rapid-stop braking feature and kickback-reducing clutch bring the wheel to a halt in less than 2 seconds. The tool features the same metal housing and...

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