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Hybrid welding process welds thick metal sheets quickly

July 23, 2014

Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. has developed a hybrid welding process that allows the welding of thick pipelines and metal sheets made of aluminum alloys or steel at speeds of 19.69 and 4.92 FPM, respectively. The process can be used to make single-sided, zero-defect welds on aluminum sheets up...

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Magnetic separators made for metalworking applications

July 23, 2014

Eriez® offers a variety of magnetic separation equipment to remove ferrous chips, parts, and fine contaminants in metalworking applications. Models are available in various sizes, styles, and magnetic strengths. Magnetic traps remove ferrous contaminants in liquid lines and capture chips and...

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Self-sharpening sanding disc provides increased stock removal

July 23, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Quick-Step XX sanding disc. According to the company, the disc’s removal rate is twice as fast when compared to regular Velcro® and pressure-sensitive adhesive sanding discs. It provides six times the stock removal compared to regular sanding discs,...

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Power sources, interface controls designed for SAW, ESW

July 23, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s new SubArc Digital series of power sources, interface controls, and accessories includes digital control and communication electronics designed to help improve weld performance and simplify equipment integration in advanced applications. The product line includes...

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Parts leveler's new control simplified for novice users

July 22, 2014

Arku’s new control for the FlatMaster® parts leveler enables novice users to produce dead-flat, stress-free metal parts on the first try nearly every time by entering as few as two values: the material type and thickness. An operator interface of touchscreen icons uses a database of material...

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Noncontact scanning probe designed for high accuracy

July 22, 2014

Hexagon Metrology has released the HP-O noncontact scanning probe for high-accuracy measurement and inspection applications. The probe delivers force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles, flank lines, and other potentially deformable parts without a loss of accuracy, reports the...

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Electrically heated cabinet oven heat-treats titanium

July 22, 2014

Grieve has developed No. 965, a 1,350-degrees-F, electrically heated cabinet oven used for heat-treating titanium. The unit’s workspace is 24 by 24 by 24 in. Nickel-chrome wire coils supported by a stainless steel frame deliver 30 kW to heat the oven, while a 1,300-CFM, 1.5-HP alloy...

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Safety laser scanners help increase safety monitoring flexibility

July 22, 2014

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced OS32C-4M safety laser scanners. The Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 13.12-ft. safety range, 49.21-ft. warning zones, and a 270-degree detection angle for safeguarding large robotic cells and body entry detection. The scanners can be mounted...

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Control monitors coolant concentration levels

July 21, 2014

Prab Inc. has added the AC3 (automatic coolant concentration control) to its Guardian™ coolant recycling system. The control continually monitors coolant concentration levels and adjusts automatically to maintain programmed ratios within ±0.5 percent accuracy. The system achieves this...

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Compact filters, regulators, lubricators feature modular design

July 21, 2014

ROSS CONTROLS® has introduced the MD3™ line, which comprises general-purpose filters (5- or 40-micron filtering elements), coalescing filters (0.3- or 0.01-micron filtering elements), oil vapor removing filters, general-purpose regulators, modular lubricators, and an integrated filter/regulator...

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Bulk bag lifter helps eliminate manual handling injuries

July 21, 2014

Vestil Mfg. offers a bulk bag lifter for use with an overhead hoist or a fork truck. The BBL-4 unit helps eliminate manual handling injuries associated with packing and unpacking bulk bags. The lifter measures 40 by 40 by 13.75 in. Weighing 90 lbs., its capacity is 4,000 lbs. Features include...

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Blackening process maintains chassis grounding on electrical card cages

July 21, 2014

The LUMICLAD® aluminum blackening process from Birchwood Technologies produces a black finish on electrical card cages and card cage components while maintaining predictable chassis grounding. It is suitable for military, commercial, and industrial applications. The electrically conductive,...

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Lift magnets exceed ASME safety factor

July 18, 2014

Techniks’ EZ-Lift magnets feature a 3.5x safety factor, which is 75 percent better than the 2x safety factor required by ASME standards. They are available in six sizes with rated lift capacities from 220 to 6,600 lbs. Spreader bars are available for lifting and balancing larger loads. Each...

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Part transfer robot conveys 15 parts/min.

July 18, 2014

Schuler has introduced the Crossbar Robot 4.0, used to transfer parts from one stage of a press line to the next. It can remove up to four parts at a time from the die, change their orientation as necessary, and place them directly into the next die. The robot is suitable for automating...

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Rotary hand stamps serve as alternative to single hand stamps

July 17, 2014

Numberall Stamp & Tool Co. Inc. has reintroduced an improved model of the single-wheel rotary stamp. The balanced rotary hand stamp is made of high-grade tool steel, heat-treated for severe usage. Each stamp features a rotating-type wheel engraved with numbers or letters. The user selects the...

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