Shop Management Products

Shop management encompasses everything from strategic planning to the nuts and bolts of statistical process control. Whether you're an executive, manager, or supervisor, you'll find articles about overcoming challenges and struggles just like yours.

Filter Content

Portable dust and fume collector designed for welding

November 30, 2016

Imperial Systems has introduced the Shadow portable dust and fume collector. It has many of the same features as the full-sized CMAXX™, including DeltaMAXX™ nanofiber filters and powerful pulse cleaning, but in a smaller package. While the nanofiber filter is suitable for use with most small...

Continue Reading


Regulator controls laser assist gas delivery from any supply mode

November 29, 2016

CONCOA has introduced a high-pressure, ultrahigh-flow regulator designed to provide steady and reliable control in laser assist gas delivery applications supplied by both liquid and high-pressure sources.Providing primary control in systems requiring delivery pressures up to 750 PSIG and flow rates...

Continue Reading

Static eliminator preps parts for painting, packaging

November 22, 2016

Exair’s new Ion Air Jet™ removes static electricity, contaminants, and dust from parts before shrink-wrapping, packaging, printing, painting, or finishing. It has attained the CE and UL marks and is RoHS-compliant. New design features include a metal-armored, high-voltage cable to protect...

Continue Reading


Wireless USB system shares data from PC to machines

November 14, 2016

ShopFloor Automations is developing the WiFi USB Connect, a wireless USB system for the manufacturing shop floor. It emulates a USB stick, allowing the user to share data from a PC to machines without the need for drivers. Data can be stored on a remote PC or locally in the 128-MB device’s...

Continue Reading


Monitoring system offers insights into presses

November 10, 2016

The Machine Monitoring System from Schuler provides comprehensive press monitoring to help increase machine availability and production, improve part quality, and lower energy consumption. The system is part of the Smart Press Shop, a collection of products for networking in the field of forming...

Continue Reading


Service app provides expert assistance at the press

November 10, 2016

Schuler has introduced a free service app that allows customers to use their smartphones to interact with the service department to get equipment questions answered. Experts at the company will assess images and videos sent to them via the app to help solve problems. If a component needs to be...

Continue Reading


Pliers provide no-mar clamping pressure

November 1, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced Strong Grip® Combo Tip pliers. The tool has one round tip (top jaw) for direct, firm clamping pressure in tight spaces, and one swivel pad (bottom jaw) for a wider contact surface area that won’t dent delicate workpieces. The wide jaws provide workpiece...

Continue Reading


Tool cart keeps modular fixturing clamps and components within reach

October 31, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® offers the BuildPro® tool cart for organizing clamps and components in the BuildPro® modular fixturing kits. The cart offers dedicated placement for each clamp and component. A large front pegboard panel stores frequently used straight-edge stops. A bridge channel beneath the...

Continue Reading


Pliers adjust instantly to hold large or small workpieces

October 31, 2016

Strong Hand Tools® has introduced Strong Grip® Big Mouth pliers. The tool has a four-position adjustment to change the holding capacity from ¼ to 3 in. instantly, says the company.The patented crank handle opens and closes the plier jaws quickly. The crank handle also can be used to increase...

Continue Reading


Kiting cart transports irregularly shaped fabricated parts

October 31, 2016

Creform Corp. has designed a cart to hold small batches of parts on two sides of the cart. The open design makes all parts visible. For damage-free handling, each shelf level features two cantilevered bars (pins) that extend out both sides of the cart to hold the parts. The pins feature an end-stop...

Continue Reading


C-clamp compatible with impact wrenches

October 31, 2016

Dimide has introduced a patent-pending C-clamp that is compatible with impact wrenches, torque wrenches, and ratchets. The clamp’s compatibility with an impact wrench allows the user to tighten the 5-in. clamp to its rated load of 4,000...

Continue Reading

Fiber laser marks in color on stainless steel

October 27, 2016

Cajo Technologies has developed new technology to produce consistent, repeatable laser-marked colors on stainless steel using a fiber laser. The laser can produce deep black markings to aid readability of markings on darker surfaces. The dense, rich white also is extremely readable on a darker...

Continue Reading


Tag feeder prevents tags from escaping from bottom of magazine

October 27, 2016

KwikMark Inc. offers the Tag Master 3 feeder, developed to eliminate the problem of tags escaping from the bottom of the magazine. The tags are transferred from the top to eliminate jamming and scratching. This also helps eliminate problems with thickness tolerance and sharp edges.The feeder is...

Continue Reading


No-drip spray nozzle fits in tight spaces

October 21, 2016

Exair offers the 1/4 NPT No Drip internal-mix, deflected flat-fan atomizing spray nozzle. It atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation, which allows spray to be placed where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. The nozzle works the same way as the...

Continue Reading


PC-to-controls communication software available for online download

October 20, 2016

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Heidenhain Corp. now offers its TNCremo software package—designed for communication between PCs and Heidenhain controls or programming stations—via direct online download. Past versions were available only on DVD.The free standard version offers data transfer and...

Continue Reading