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CAD/CAM waterjet software offered

September 22, 2016

Flow Intl. Corp. has introduced FlowXpert 2016® CAD/CAM waterjet software for 3-D pathing and cutting. The software integration was engineered in partnership with Ansys SpaceClaim™. Incorporating application tips, material cut speed knowledge, improved pathing algorithms, and expanded...

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CAD/CAM and nesting software adds right-angle shear sorting buffer logic

September 22, 2016

Jetcam has launched version 19.08 of its Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software. Right-angle shear (RAS) sorting buffer logic has been added to allow parts to be unloaded in a predefined sorting bin list. The exit direction of forming tools can be specified to prevent collisions. Automatic turret...

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Robotic torch system is water-cooled

September 21, 2016

American Weldquip has introduced a water-cooled version of the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic torch system. The 550 series water-cooled system’s rotary electrical joint eliminates electrical cable twisting and torsional strain to help increase cable life. Its modular design concept...

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Blast turbines feature curved throwing blades for increased throwing speed

September 21, 2016

Walther Trowal has introduced a new generation of blast turbines for THM type troughed-belt, continuous-feed shotblast machines. These turbines feature curved throwing blades, which increase the throwing speed and reduce cycle times for shotblasting of light metals such as aluminum and magnesium....

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Robotic collision dampener provides extra crash protection

September 21, 2016

The new Xtra-Guard robotic collision dampener from American Weldquip is designed for use with the ArcSafe™ Advantage hollow-wrist robotic system. The unit has a built-in spring deflection feature that allows an additional 15 degrees of end-of-arm movement in the event of a crash. Most integrated...

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Quality inspection system introduced

September 20, 2016

Heidenhain has launched the new Quadra-Chek 3000 evaluation electronics system. It is operated via its capacitive touchscreen that is suitable for multitouch and gesturing. The user can adjust the sensitivity for operation while wearing laboratory gloves. The chemically hardened front glass is...

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App for manufacturing business software provides data to all employees

September 20, 2016

Exact has introduced Smart Shop Floor, a cloud-based application for factory operators and workers to retrieve job data, track time and materials, and record job progress within Exact for Manufacturing. The app creates constant, clear communication among all employees, from the back office to the...

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Quick-change cylinder locks offer static holding force up to 50,000 lbs.

September 20, 2016

Tooling Technology LLC has announced the release of Segen quick-change cylinder locks for tool changeover in stamping, welding, robotics, automation, automotive, and machining applications. The high-strength locks offer static holding force ratings up to 50,000 lbs. The company reports it has...

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Air monitoring system controls network of room ventilation systems

September 19, 2016

Kemper has introduced the Kemper Connect concept, based on automatic communication between the AirWatch air monitoring system and room ventilation systems or extraction systems using a decentralized wireless network. The air monitoring system controls room ventilation systems automatically using a...

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Waterjet pumps deliver 90,000 PSI

September 19, 2016

KMT Waterjet Systems Inc. has introduced the KMT Streamline® PRO-III 90,000-PSI series waterjet pump in 125- and 60-HP models. New features include a patented metal-to-metal seal design and patented SUPRAlife metal canister to protect UHP seals. The pumps accommodate a range of applications,...

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Welding torch is water-cooled

September 19, 2016

The D/F Pistol Grip Gun is water-cooled inside and out. The slip-in contact tip is held by an adapter that is threaded into the water-cooled body to help increase contact tip life. The copper gas cup also is threaded into the front water-cooled nozzle assembly. The torch can run 0.035- to 1/8-in....

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Abrasive flap discs re-engineered for longer cut life

September 15, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has rebranded its Vortec Pro® abrasive flap discs under its Wolverine® family of products. The discs have been re-engineered to deliver maximum cut rate and increased life, states the company. They are suitable for grinding and blending in everyday carbon and stainless...

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Combination fiber laser/punch processes metals up to 0.25 in. thick

September 15, 2016

TRUMPF’s TruMatic 6000 fiber laser/punch combination machine offers laser cutting, punching, forming, and engraving of sheet metal up to 0.25 in. thick. It is designed for scratch-free processing, while a laser output control system helps ensure quality when cutting delicate curves and tight...

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Compact robots made for restricted-space applications

September 14, 2016

Comau offers two new robots—Racer5-0.63 and Racer5-0.80—for quick applications in restricted spaces, including handling, assembly, and pick-and-place. Both are controlled by the R1C 19-in. rack-mounted controller, which can be integrated into a single cabinet to control an entire line. The...

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Catalog features GMAW/GTAW equipment, accessories

September 14, 2016

D/F has released a new product catalog featuring its GMAW and GTAW equipment.The literature also highlights accessories and...

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