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Medium track motion platform accommodates rapid product changes

February 10, 2016

ABB has introduced the IRBT 2005, a flexible, compact, modular medium track motion platform for robots and transfer applications. It is designed to accommodate rapid product changes in applications that require an extended working range and high degrees of speed and accuracy, including arc welding,...

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Conveyor/filtration system made for entry-level machining centers

February 9, 2016

Jorgensen Conveyors Inc. has introduced the EcoFilter® conveyor and filtration system for entry-level and midpriced turning and machining centers. It uses a two-stage metal chip removal and coolant filtration design: a hinged steel belt conveyor removes large chips, while a flow-through...

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Twin-stacked conveyor arrangement grabs, compacts chips

February 9, 2016

The MunchMan® II chip and scrap removal conveyor has been introduced by Jorgensen Conveyors Inc. The unit employs a twin-stacked conveyor arrangement at the lower curve and through the incline and chip discharge of the system. The primary and secondary belts run in opposite directions to grab...

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Wireless laser receiver works with alignment system

February 9, 2016

Pinpoint Laser Systems has introduced the Microgage wireless laser receiver as an option for use with the Microgage Pro laser alignment system. The wire-free receiver is suitable for checking such geometric alignments as equipment straightness, gantry flatness, machinery squareness, rail and guide...

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Automated surface finishing machine handles complex-geometry components

February 9, 2016

Rosler Metal Finishing USA LLC has introduced the Surf Finisher, an automated surface finishing machine for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing, and polishing of delicate, high-value components with complex geometries. According to the company, the machine offers fully automatic dry or wet...

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Software offers springback compensation in tube hydroforming

February 8, 2016

AutoForm Engineering GmbH offers AutoForm Hydro 2016 software for rapid tool design for tube hydroforming processes and simulation of these processes. It includes new functionalities for springback compensation after bending and hydroforming operations. The bending compensation is achieved...

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Turnkey packages prewired for plasma, laser cutting

February 8, 2016

Osai has introduced CNC turnkey prewired packaged systems for CNC plasma cutting, laser cutting, and milling. The packages are completely digital, with Ethercat servo drives and brushless motors (230 or 400 V) that are prewired and configured for plasma, oxyfuel, and laser cutting systems; milling...

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Ceramic centering pins for welding withstand extreme mechanical stress

February 8, 2016

Doceram has expanded its Cerazur line of centering pins made of blue ceramic. The pins, used to fix the sheets and assemblies in automated welding lines, have a service life that is up to 40 times longer than hardened metal pins, according to the company. The ceramic material, made of...

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Tower storage system available in three designs

February 8, 2016

Kasto Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG offers the Unitower tower storage system in three designs: Unitower for the storage of bar materials; Unitower B for sheet metal, flat products, and containers; and Unitower C, a compact universal store for bars and sheets. The modular systems are available as...

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Document linking added to order control software

February 8, 2016

The latest release of Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) includes a new document linking feature, designed to help reduce the shop floor paper trail and provide a single location for accessing relevant documents. Staff can drag and drop any type and quantity of files onto a component or assembly...

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Full-line catalog highlights welding, cutting products

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has published its 2016 full-line catalog of welding and cutting products. The 116-page catalog provides specifications for and comparisons of GMAW machines, GTAW machines and torches, SMAW machines, metal cutting and engine-driven welding machines/generators, automation,...

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Force torque sensor helps automate high-precision tasks

February 4, 2016

Robotiq has introduced the FT 300 force torque sensor. With plug-and-play integration on all universal robots, the sensor helps automate high-precision tasks such as product testing, assembly, and part insertion. The sensor comes with all the necessary mechanical parts, including USB wiring and...

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Hand-held unit monitors weld oxygen content

February 4, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® offers the PurgEye® 100 Weld Purge Monitor® to help obtain nonoxidized, zero-color welds by monitoring the oxygen content. The unit is suitable for use when purging with inert gas and when welding metals such as stainless steel, titanium, and nickel alloy, which...

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Bonded abrasives available in three tiered product lines

February 4, 2016

Weiler Corp. has announced the launch of its full line of Tiger® bonded abrasives. The line includes cutting, grinding, and combination wheels available in three performance tiers. The High Performance cutting and grinding wheels feature ceramic-infused zirconia alumina for applications in...

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Sample needle added to gas analyzer

February 4, 2016

Witt has updated its PA 7.0 gas analyzer for monitoring protective and shielding gases in metal processing. Featuring permanent inline gas monitoring, the new model also can perform random sample analysis using a sample needle. Three different measuring cells are available for the analyzer:...

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