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Punch/fiber laser combination machine reduces secondary operations

December 18, 2014

The LC 2515 C1 AJ punch/laser combination machine from Amada America Inc. features a 2-kW fiber laser that provides up to 70 percent electrical savings when compared to a CO2 system, the company reports. The fiber laser can cut reflective materials such as copper, brass, and titanium. The laser...

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2-kW fiber laser cutting system provides 4-kW cutting capabilities

December 18, 2014

Amada America Inc. offers the new ENSIS 3015 AJ 2-kW fiber laser cutting system that provides 4-kW cutting capabilities. Amada reports that it is the first manufacturer of advanced metalworking machinery to develop its own fiber laser oscillator. Joint development between Japan and America has...

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Laser cutting system’s speed, power, and assist gas pressure regulated in real time

December 18, 2014

Sirius 3015 Plus 4 kW, an automation-ready flying-optics laser cutting system from LVD, is designed to process parts at optimal speeds. The machine can perform silk cutting on stainless to provide a smooth finish. Integrated into the machine is Automatic Laser Cutting (ALC), which uses dynamic...

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Waterjet cutting machine updated with new features

December 18, 2014

OMAX® Corp. offers the new MAXIEM® 1530 JetMachining® waterjet cutting machine. It features updated digital linear encoders, a Z-axis core with optional multiaxis cutting heads, streamlined abrasive hopper designs, and self-leveling base legs. The unit has the lowest ceiling height in the...

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Laser machine offers versatility for cutting, welding

December 17, 2014

TRUMPF’s TruLaser Cell 3000 is a 5-axis laser machine for fine cutting and precision welding of 2-D and 3-D components. It handles small to medium-sized parts from one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With solid-state laser options, available with up to 8 kW of laser power, the machine...

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Laser welding robot allows joining of several components in single processing step

December 17, 2014

TRUMPF’s TruLaser Robot 5020 provides laser welding of workpieces from simple sheet metal parts to bent profiles. The modular system clamps components of different sizes and shapes so the machine can begin the welding process. Several components can be joined in a single processing step,...

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Press brakes designed for simplified operation

December 17, 2014

The TruBend Series 3000 press brake from TRUMPF Inc. features a new closed-frame design that provides high rigidity for improved precision. The backgauges can move across the entire length of the machine bed, enabling unrestricted use when bending at the ends of the machine. Automatic CNC crowning...

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Radio control offers multiple-transmitter crane operation

December 17, 2014

Terex Material Handling has launched the latest generation of its Demag Remote Control (DRC) radio control system for cranes with its new D3 line of units. The hand-held transmitters and receivers meet the requirements of the future EN 300 328 V 1.8.1 radio standard, which provides for...

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Solid roof increases dust collector strength

December 17, 2014

Imperial Systems has changed the roof design of all CMAXX cartridge dust collectors to have a solid, one-piece roof. The updated roof is reinforced and slightly positively bowed to make the unit stronger and assist with water runoff. According to the company, the system remains the only modular...

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Flying shear with slitter maintains +/-0.0625-in. length tolerance at any speed

December 16, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has shipped a B.O.S.S.™ flying shear with slitter. The shear, which runs up to 250 FPM, can produce five slits of 0.048-in. prepainted steel, 0.050-in. aluminum, and 0.037-in. stainless steel. It has servo acceleration and closed-loop controls for +/-0.0625-in. length...

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Heavy-duty casters tote 200 tons

December 16, 2014

Hamilton Caster has built four 100,000-lb.-capacity casters for a federal contractor. Fully assembled, each caster stands 52 in. above the factory floor and weighs more than 8,000 lbs. Together, the four casters have a payload capacity of 200 tons. Each Colossus caster has a spring-loaded...

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Stud welding systems use single-phase plugs

December 16, 2014

HBS has introduced two drawn-arc stud welding systems with single-phase plugs. According to the manufacturer, the Visar 650 is the first stud welding machine that can use a one-phase mains connection of 230 V instead of the 400 V previously required to perform drawn-arc stud welding of diameters...

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Fiber laser available in capacities up to 5 kW

December 16, 2014

Prima Power North America Inc. has developed a new version of its Platino laser system focused on fiber cutting applications. The Platino Fiber offers increased productivity through new piercing devices, particularly for mid-to-high mild steel thickness. The system also can cut highly...

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Single device connects all sensors for active monitoring, data logging

December 15, 2014

The new SKF Machine Tool Observer MTx serves as a single device connecting all operating-parameter sensors to monitor, observe, and log the performance history of machine tool spindles, grinding machines, and other rotating equipment. The unit collects information about the accumulated...

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Water-cooled welding torch redesigned

December 15, 2014

TBi Industries offers the XCT (X-tra Cool Tungsten) 400-W, water-cooled GTAW torch with a new design. It offers a compact shape and simplified maintenance with high performance and duty cycle, the company reports. A newly developed collet and high-performance cooling system help increase the...

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