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Metrology software brings new capabilities to inspection machines

November 26, 2014

Heidenhain offers version 3.1 of its IK 5000 Quadra-Chek PC-based metrology software for 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks on inspection machines. The software can communicate with Optimet and Keyence lasers, offers 3-D profile fit algorithms, and can export measured features in STEP format. With...

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Carbide-tipped saw blade handles austenitic stainless steel tube

November 26, 2014

Kinkelder offers Connexxioncut 4 (CX4) carbide-tipped saw blades for cutting of 300 series stainless steel tubes from 0.12 to 0.24 in. thick. Based on a constant cutting speed of 262.47 FPM and constant tooth load of 0.002 in./tooth, the blades cut 2.36- by 0.16-in. tube in less than 4 sec.,...

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Hydraulic manipulators help eliminate strain injuries

November 26, 2014

TDA Buddy hydraulically powered manipulators are designed to allow a worker to hold and maneuver parts up to 1,000 lbs. in three dimensions with almost no strain injuries. The manipulators are suitable for heavy-duty industrial material handling applications. The throttle-style control feature...

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Conduit designed for friction-free welding applications

November 26, 2014

Electron Beam Technologies Inc. offers Anti-Friction Conduit (AFC). It accommodates a variety of aluminum, mild steel, and exotic welding electrodes in sizes from 0.03125 to 0.09375 in. The dual-insulated conduit offers standard fit, modular design, quick connections, corrosion and kink...

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Waterjet cutting CAM software generates tool paths from 3-D models

November 25, 2014

OMAX® Corp. offers CAM software for cutting complex, precision parts on its JetMachining® waterjet cutting machines. Free to OMAX machine owners, Intelli-CAM™ 3 software interfaces directly with the company’s intuitive Intelli-MAX® software suite, generating 3-D tool paths from 3-D solid...

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Tungsten carbide-tipped circular saw blades designed for tube and pipe cutting

November 25, 2014

New-Form Tools has added tungsten carbide-tipped (TCT) circular saw blades to its metal cutting product line. The blades are designed to address the specifications of the tube and pipe industry. The blades, which produce a burr-free cut through steel materials, are coated for up to 4 to 10 times...

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Micromachining center handles complex components

November 25, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YMC 430 Ver. II, a new micromachining center suitable for delivering the precise manufacturing and high surface finishes required on small, complex features in components and dies/molds in industries such as medical and semiconductor. Features...

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Laser trackers offers portability

November 25, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has introduced two new Leica Absolute Tracker systems. The AT960 is a walk-around CMM that fits in a single flight case. The portable laser tracker offers high-speed dynamics and 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) capabilities. The unit measures to a Leica T-Probe, T-Scan, or...

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Metal saws leave workable edge

November 25, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced three new Slugger saw models that leave a workable edge when making straight or bevel cuts up to 45 degrees on steel plate, angle, pipe, and square or round tube. The new 7.25-in. metal hand cutting saw has a double-insulated, 1,400-W, 120-V, 12-amp,...

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Plasma spray gun controller offers touchscreen, scroll wheel control

November 24, 2014

Oerlikon Metco has introduced the UniCoatPro™ single-process plasma controller. The compact unit is designed for use with conventional or cascading arc (SinplexPro™) plasma spray guns. The operator controls the entire spray process via a touchscreen. Hot buttons provide quick access to...

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Pipe weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer measures trace oxygen levels

November 24, 2014

Advanced Instruments Inc. has introduced the portable GPR-1000 WP weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer to measure trace PPM oxygen levels in seconds for pipe welding. The heavy-duty, rechargeable battery provides the unit with one week of typical use on a single overnight charge. A built-in pump draws...

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Air cleaning cartridge offers extended time between changeouts

November 24, 2014

AAF® Intl. has introduced the REDClean™ cartridge for air pollution control. According to the manufacturer, the cartridge offers reduced power consumption and twice the time between changeouts compared to traditional cartridges. The unit pairs with the company’s OptiFlo® dust collector...

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Flexible waveguide tubing suitable for satellite applications

November 24, 2014

A.T. Wall Co. offers flexible waveguide tubing and waveguide components for satellite applications and other airborne and space systems. Products include seamless flexible waveguide, flexible twistable waveguide, flexible waveguide, and semiflexible waveguide. In addition to tubing, the company...

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Servo roll former handles tube ODs to 0.75 in.

November 24, 2014

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. has introduced a servo roll former with tube OD capacity of 0.75 in. The machine can be tooled for rolling or cutting operations. Features include a servo-driven ball screw roll forming unit and simplified machine setup. The unit offers the same industrial bearing...

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Camera provides images of welding, laser processes

November 21, 2014

Xiris Automation has released the Xiris XVC-1000 weld camera for capturing welding and laser process images. The system includes a 140+ dB high dynamic range capability with power over Ethernet. Features include a suite of welding-specific imaging software tools, image triggering, general-purpose...

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