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Welding information management system monitors welds in real time

May 19, 2016

Miller Electric has introduced Insight Centerpoint™ welding information management system, which communicates in real time with an automated welding cell’s power supply and robotic welding arm via Ethernet. The software also can be applied to power supplies from other manufacturers with the...

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CAD/CAM nesting software upgrade features manual nesting improvements

May 19, 2016

Hypertherm has announced ProNest® 2017 CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. Manual nesting improvements have been added, including drag array, anchor part to cursor, and automatic bumping functionality. The software fills parts with different colors based on a designated attribute...

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Caliper set simplifies critical quality control measurements

May 18, 2016

TigerStop has introduced TigerSPC, a configurable caliper set designed to help simplify critical quality control measurements for parts up to 16 ft. long. Accurate to +/- 0.006 in., it has snap-on jaws to accommodate end-to-end, miter-to-miter, hole-to-hole, hole-to-center, and hole-to-end...

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Guide highlights standards for safety-related pneumatics

May 18, 2016

Aventics has published a manual titled Machine Safety Expertise for Pneumatics that covers key topics in the implementation of directives and standards for safety-related pneumatics using examples, circuit diagrams, and products. The 48-page guide covers topics such as international directives...

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Device stacks empty pallets

May 18, 2016

Automation Plus, a Division of CSF Inc., has added product to the Pallet Return Device (PRD) line. The product now can be used anywhere that empty pallets are stacked. The stand-alone unit is suitable for use in manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and warehouses. The operator lifts...

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GTAW machine’s touch-start feature controls, identifies weld location

May 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has announced that its MAWA-300A pulsed micro GTAW machine now features a touch start feature that controls and identifies weld location. The unit is suitable for welding small coils and terminals, bus bars, and covered wires as found in the automotive, medical, battery,...

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Wet electrostatic precipitator offers fine particulate control

May 17, 2016

Bionomic Industries Inc. has launched the HEI™ wet electrostatic precipitator system for fine particulate control. The system incorporates discharge electrode technology that can be sized to specific applications and concentrates a high intensity ionizing corona in strategic areas within the...

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CAD/CAM software nesting modules introduced

May 17, 2016

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released Nesting Standard and Nesting Pro CAD/CAM software modules. According to the company, the software packages offer advanced nesting power with intelligent sheet optimizing technology that can increase material usage by as much as 15 percent for sheet cutting on CNC mills,...

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Quick-change technology allows part-to-part mill changeover in 15 min.

May 17, 2016

Rafter Equipment Corp. has introduced patented Mill-Flip® quick-change technology that allows tube producers to achieve part-to-part changeovers in 15 min. or less. The technology requires no special mill roll stands or roll tooling and no complicated mill drive connections or electrical...

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Monitor provides immediate reading of weld purge gas from 3,280 ft. away

May 17, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced the PurgEye® 1000 Weld Purge Monitor®. It allows the user to have an immediate reading of the weld purge gas at the underside of the joint from any distance up to 3,280 ft. away. A zirconia sensor in a remote module is placed at the purge gas...

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LED string light set made for general work areas

May 16, 2016

Larson Electronics offers a 3,900-W LED string light set designed for general work areas. Featuring 26 LED light fixtures at 150 W each, the light set provides 338,000 lumens. This unit is UL1598-approved and suitable for inspection activities and temporary illumination in wet locations. Each...

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Replacement vacuum cups designed for ergonomic lifters

May 16, 2016

Vi-Cas Mfg. offers a variety of vacuum cups for ergonomic lifters, including those used for lifting heavy and bulky objects. Round, rectangular, and oval cups are available from stock for almost any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting, manipulating, or pick-and-place applications....

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Multiproduct roll forming line is hands-free

May 16, 2016

Samco Machinery has introduced a hands-free, multiproduct roll forming line for users performing JIT production of multiple profiles. The machine can perform at variable speeds up to 60 FPM, depending on the punching pattern and part lengths. The process is automated from the moment coil leaves...

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LED communication system alerts employees when workers on other side of door

May 16, 2016

Rite-Hite has introduced LED Virtual Vision®. It allows workers to “see” through the door with red LEDs that indicate when another worker or object is approaching the door from the other side, helping to prevent collisions between forklifts and workers. The light communication system uses a...

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CMM delivers high-speed scanning

May 13, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has unveiled the Global Evo CMM, designed in collaboration with Pininfarina design house. Central to the design is Compass, a vibration-reduction technology that acts as a suspension system for the CMM. With this technology, the machine can compensate for vibrations...

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